Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

95 Rolex A new old stock condition Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 16600 in stainless steel with papers

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 13,000

Lot Description

Model: Sea_Dweller
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 16600
Year: 1996 Circa
Case N°: T327984
Caliber: 3135
Movement N°: 7438380
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 40
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Accessories: Certificate

Rolex has always had water as a favorite element for new and increasingly efficient watch-tools since, in 1927, put the first completely waterproof watch on the wrist of the British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze. From that moment on, the capacity of immersion of Rolex timepieces increased more and more and in 1967 was presented the first evolution of the Submariner 5514 and was created the Sea-Dweller model reference 1665. The present lot is a very nice Sea-Dweller reference 16600, the last reference with the aluminum bezel insert like the original one on the 1665. This particular example appears to have never been worn and is in “new old stock” condition with the original stickers on the case back and the original tag on the clasp. This watch is a classic, discontinued Rolex model that is great for everyday wear. Its black dial with applied dot and baton indexes is very nice and the graduated bezel is absolutely very sharp on the edges. It comes with the Original Rolex Warranty confirming the sale on November 23th, 1996. To find a discontinued sports Rolex in this condition is getting harder every day and this is a very rare chance to purchase one.