The chapter ring dials are the earliest 1016’s. Please click on the hyperlink in the captions below to navigate to each dial variation and learn about the details of each. To compare dials side-by-side, please visit the catalogue page, which also has a serial chart.
One note about chapter ring dials. Unlike other chapter ring dials on Submariners and GMTs of the same era, the lume plots on chapter ring 1016’s are recessed (see the main picture above), which gives a beautiful and unique depth to these dials that is not carried over into the later gilt dials.