Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 16600
    Case No: V488’443
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “93160 A”, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “PJ9”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Rolex international guarantee stamped Aurum Group UK, hang tags, instructions manual, product literature, leather card holder, additional extension link, screwdriver, diving timetable card, leather folio, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 was first introduced in 1989. Succeeding its short-lived older sibling ref. 16660, the new model featured similar aesthetics though upgraded with the firm’s new caliber 3135 running at a higher frequency of 28,800vph. With a production spanning 19 years, the ref. 16600 was discontinued in 2008, which in return made way for the Deepsea ref. 116660.

    Offered in “new-old-stock" condition, the present example Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 with a “V” serial from circa 2008 and is complete with its full set of accessories. Unworn and untouched, the present specimen is certainly one to desire for.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 16600
A fine and “new-old-stock” stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, gas escape valve, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 70,000 
€5,000-8,700
$5,100-9,000

Sold for HK$107,100

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)