Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 116660
    Case No: G’904’692
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Deepsea
    Material: Stainless steel, titanium caseback
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with diver’s extension, 210mm max length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped F2T
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card dated May 1st 2013, product literature, factory service pamphlet, leather wallet, fitted presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2008, the Deepsea vaulted the Sea-Dweller to new heights – or rather, new depths - with an impressive 12,800 feet (3,900 meters) depth rating. For context, the Titanic came to rest at 3,800 meters and the average overall depth of the ocean is only 3,700 meters. At 3,900 meters, you may encounter the Patagonian Toothfish, which has adapted for the temperatures at this depth with antifreeze proteins found in its tissues.

    The reference 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, but most of all cements Rolex’s status as the most eminent creator of tool watches.
    The present Deepsea is ready to visit the deepest oceanic trenches and accompany its wearer on brave new adventures, in “like new” condition and with all of its original accessories.

  • 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. 116660
A pristine and sporty stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date, bracelet, helium escape valve, guarantee, and presentation box

2013
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

Estimate
$6,000 - 12,000 
CHF6,000-11,900
€5,800-11,500
HK$47,100-94,200
S$8,400-16,700

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022