Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: 799J4003
    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 190mm
    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 Khoory & Sons United Arab Emirates dated 5th March 2016, hang tags, leather holder, product literature, instruction manual, additional link, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea ref. 116660 was initially launched in 2008 with a black dial and a then-new Ringlock system that was housed in a thicker case in comparison to its regular counterpart. Feature-packed and extremely robust, this muscular diver’s watch is born to be worn at the deepest trenches of the ocean, equipped with an incredible depth rating of up to 3,900m.

    - In 2014, the firm gave this reference a facelift, featuring an alluring gradient blue dial that beautifully resembles the ocean depths where light begins to fade. The present model is nicknamed “James Cameron” in tribute to his solo diving expedition to explore and document where no human has ever conquered.

    - The present blue-dialled ref. 116660 from circa 2016 is offered in excellent overall condition with its factory stickers intact on its deployant clasp and is complete 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 116660
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, gas escape valve, ring lock system, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2016
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$88,900

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024