Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 126067
    Case No: Q6L46891
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller, Deepsea Challenge
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3230, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 225mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated December 30, 2022, product literature, wallet, special Deepsea Challenge presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by a copy of Master Rolex by Guido Mondani Editore.
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in Guido Mondani Editore "Master Rolex" book in pages 214 and 215.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the newest release in 2022 of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge reference 126067, Rolex establishes itself at the lead of the exploration of the world’s greatest depths, just like it did back in the 1950's when the Piccards took the Trieste Bathyscaphe and explored the Mariana Trench with a Rolex watch attached to the exterior of their submarine.

    Sharing many design elements with its brother reference 116660 Sea-Dweller Deepsea, the new model is nothing short of a experimental tool watch capable of reaching the deepest point of our planet, while also being technically for sale in Rolex boutiques and retailers, availability aside. Designed to withstand the highest possible pressure found anywhere on the planet, it is also the very first watch by Rolex made entirely from grade 5 titanium. Cased in a respectable 50mm case, the timepiece features all the elements one would expect from a Sea-Dweller, such as Ringlock system, Triplock crown and 60-minute scale unidirectional bezel. Fitted to the Deepsea challenge is also a grade 5 titanium 3-link Oyster bracelet with brushed surface, Oysterlock safety clasp featuring a Rolex Glidelock extension system and a Fliplock extension link.

    Preserved in virtually unworn condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present Rolex Deepsea Challenge reference 126067 is certainly a must have for the daredevil collectors amongst us.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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From the Guido Mondani Collection


Ref. 126067
A fine and impressive titanium diver’s wristwatch with ring lock system, gas escape valve and bracelet, with guarantee and presentation box

50mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF43,180

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024