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Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

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Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

"The last of the old guard"

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One of a kind

Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

A high demand for oil was driving the exploratory efforts of the French deep-sea diving company Compagnie Maritime d'Expertises 'COMEX' and the US Navy's SEALAB II program. Pioneering in their efforts without limitation, COMEX and SEALAB II had devised a method of saturation diving whereby divers breathed a mixture of hydrogen, helium and oxygen enabling them to work at greater depths than previously explored.

At new depths, new 'rules' came into force and the once dependable Rolex Submariner fast became redundant as it's depth rating of 200 meters was quickly exceeded. Working together with COMEX and SEALAB II, 2,000 meters was to become the 'new deep' in Rolex diving watches.

Early models became known as the Sea-Dweller and underwent a series of evolutions after the rigours of decompression saw Rolex overcome challenges such as watch crystals being forced from the watch face at high speed during testing. Continued commitment to experimentation and ingenuity saw Rolex respond by fitting a Helium Release Valve that enabled the pressure to be equalised through the expulsion of the Helium gas through the valve during ascent.



With very early versions released to the public in a limited series in 1967, it was in 2008 after 41 years, that the Rolex Sea-Dweller was retired and replaced by the Rolex Deepsea - rated to 3,900 meters.

Offered here in very good condition this, Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600 from 2001 remains one of the last of the old guard and a fine example of a tool watch at 15 years old. It comes complete with the box and all papers and books.

Delivery to all mainland UK addresses is included and will require a signature upon collection. For an International delivery quote, simply select the option "Expert Advice: Contact Dealer" stating the address where you'd like the item to be delivered to receive a personal quote.

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Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

PROVENANCE: Switzerland
DATE: 2001
RESIDES IN: United Kingdom
MEASUREMENTS: 40 mm
CONDITION: Very Good
Movement: 3135 Calibre - 'Perpetual' Self-Winding Automatic
Waterproof: 1200 m (4000 ft)
Model Ref: 16600 - Rolex Sea-Dweller
Materials: Sapphire, 904L Stainless Steel
Box & Papers: Yes, inc. Box, all papers and books
Features: 'Tiplock' Waterproof Crown, Helium Escape Valve

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Personal Service

Our team is always at hand to assist you.
Phone: 0161 850 7571
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Complimentary Next Day Shipping

For purchases made before 12pm GMT to UK addresses, next-day delivery is available.

Returns Accepted

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