Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: V126’369
    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 stamped “PJ5”
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 12th December 2008 stamped by Hong Kong retailer, green cardholder, numbered sale tag, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2008, the Deepsea boosted the Sea-Dweller to a whole new level with an impressive 12,800 feet (3900m) diving rate. The ref. 116660 is equipped with a 5mm thick sapphire crystal, a high resistance ring lock, and a helium escape valve. Sealed with a Grade 5 Titanium caseback, the Deepsea Sea-Dweller broadens the world of deeper expeditions for passionate divers.

    Offered in absolutely mint condition, with all factory stickers fully intact, the present watch is accompanied with its complete original 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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Ref. 116660
A fine, unused and oversized stainless diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, gas escape valve, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$60,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$94,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020