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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: G903427
    Model Name: Deepsea Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Pisa S.R.L. dated 5th August 2013, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 2008, the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller ref. 116660 takes dive watches to a whole new level. Encased in an oversized 44mm diameter Oyster case equipped with a 5mm thick sapphire crystal, a ring lock system and a helium escape valve, the Deepsea has an impressive depth rating of 12,800 feet (3900 meters). The model was phased out in 2018, the present example from circa 2013 is offered in attractive overall condition and is complete with its full set of accessories. With the newly launched ref. 136660 just this Spring in Watches & Wonders 2022, this is a chance for Deepsea lovers to acquire a discontinued model to complete there collection.

  • 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. 116660
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, gas escape valve, titanium caseback, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2013
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 100,000 
€7,000-11,700
$7,700-12,800

Sold for HK$113,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022