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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1993
    Reference No: 16600
    Movement No: 6'360'906
    Case No: X832118
    Model Name: Seadweller
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 220 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 592B
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex twin lock folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex reference 93160
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex undated Official Chronometer Certification, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 16600 however not retailed by Tiffany & Co., please see Collezionaire Orologi da Polso Collecting Rolex Wristwatches by Osvaldo Patrizzi, page 246.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Seadweller started life in the late 1960s and was in production until 2008. The present reference, 16600, was one of the later Seadwellers in its 40 year production run. The firm reintroduced the Seadweller as reference 116600 in 2014 in a much larger case and updated specifications.

    The present watch, manufactured in 1991, and retailed by Tiffany & Co., is in new old stock condition with original green factory sticker, has never been worn in any way and is accompanied by all original accessories including its punched guarantee signed Tiffany & Co.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    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
An attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, helium gas escape valve, bracelet, chronometer certification and fitted presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

1993
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 64,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am