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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: 787LJ687
    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 215mm
    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 Zurich Watch Co. LTD Hong Kong dated 24th August 2015, instruction manual, product literature, leather holder, hangtags, bezel protector, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2008, Rolex launched the reference 116660 Sea-Dweller Deep Sea with a black dial with a newly introduced Ringlock system and featured a thicker case than its regular counterpart. Extremely robust and feature packed, the Sea-Dweller Deep Sea is lock and loaded to explore the deepest point of the ocean, an incredible depth rating up to 3,900 meters of conquest. Six years later into the production, Rolex introduced a new twist to the Deepsea in 2014, this time with an attractive gradient blue dial beautifully mimicking the hue of the deep sea. Nicknamed “James Cameron”, it was a tribute to his solo expedition to explore and document the deepest part of the ocean where no human has ever conquered.

    Offered by the original owner, the present example is in excellent overall condition and is accompanied by the original guarantee and full accessories. Furthermore, the partial original factory sticker remains intact on the caseback and clasp.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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

Circa 2015
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$64,000 - 96,000 
€7,100-10,700
$8,200-12,300

Sold for HK$126,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021