Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: V654'741
    Model Name: Deepsea Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp stamped "LT3"
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Rolex Guarantee card stamped by Jakarta retailer Intime, card holder, numbered sale tag, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2008, Rolex offered the public the Deepsea Sea-Dweller, which took the diving rating to an astonishing 12,800 feet (3900M). The new watch featured a 5-mm thick sapphire crystal with titanium alloy case back to ensure more rigidity, as well as the patented “Ring Lock System” that reduced stress on the case.

    The present example of this reference not only comes complete of all its original accessories, but it furthermore is offered in absolutely unused condition, fully retaining all the factory stickers. Even the QR code to the left side sticker - susceptible to rubbing - is absolutely intact.

  • 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 large, massive and unused stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 2010
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$62,500 - 125,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019