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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 16600
    Case No: F502***
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic Rolex 3135
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Folding 'Fliplock' Clasp With Wet Suit Extension
    Accessories: Rolex Box, Warranty Certificate, Booklets, Tool, Wallet and Tag

  • 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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Ref. 16600
The 16600 Sea-Dweller has always been a collectors choice, rarer and considerably upgraded compared to the classic 16610 Sub Date, these rugged ‘5 digit’ models have been growing in demand since they were discontinued in 2008. Found in outstanding, seemingly unpolished condition, this 2004 F-series example is complete with the original Rolex box, punched certificate, booklets, tool, anchor and tag.