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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: 60T94346
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller, Deepsea “James Cameron”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated December 2014, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in the first volume of Guido Mondani Editore "Rolex Submariner, Sea-Dweller e Deepsea" pages 142 to 145.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Originally launched in 2008, the Rolex reference 116660 Sea-Dweller Deepsea originally featured a black dial, a newly introduced Ringlock system, thicker case and 5mm thick sapphire crystal, when compared to its regular counterpart. Extremely robust, the Sea-Dweller Deep Sea was meant to explore the deepest depths of the ocean with an incredible depth rating up to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet).

    In 2014, Rolex introduced a new Deepsea model this time featuring an attractive gradient blue dial beautifully mimicking the hues of the ocean depths where light begins to fade. Warmly nicknamed the “James Cameron” in tribute to the director's solo diving expedition where he set to explore and document the deepest part of the ocean.

    The present Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea “James Cameron” reference 116660 from 2014 is in outstanding, and virtually unworn condition and is further offered with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 116660
A virtually new old stock and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date, ring lock system, gas escape valve and bracelet, with guarantee and presentation box

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF11,430

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024