Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 16600
    Case No: V488'443
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 3135, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster extendable bracelet, max lenght 185mm (without extension)
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Rolex Garantie card stamped by UK retailer Aurum Group, numbered sale tag, rolex tag, instruction booklet, green card holder, green leather wallet with bracelet removal tool, additional extendable link and Buehlmann table card, Submariner literature in white folder, plastic bezel protection ring, plastic factory box and styrofoam support, fitted presentation box, outer packaging, box sleeve.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece not only is one of the latest examples of the reference to be produced, but it furthermore comes in like-new condition. Reference 16600 was officially discontinued in the spring of 2008. This watch is one of the very last produced, as denoted by the V serial. Furthermore, the paper box sleeve bears the date 18/03/2009, remarkably a year later than the official discontinuation of the reference. Such a late production date is most probably the reason for the presence of a Submariner booklet rather than a Sew-Dweller booklet. Intriguingly, the guarantee card has been left blank.

  • 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
A fine and very well-preserved stainless steel diver's wristwatch with center seconds, date, gas escape valve, bracelet, guarantee and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$39,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$98,750

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019