We are proud to present this impressive Rolex Sea-Dweller watch for sale.
The Sea-Dweller was originally developed in 1967 to compliment the already popular Submariner collection, the Sea-Dweller was developed originally for saturation divers working for SeaLab who were spending a lot longer underwater than your casual Submariner wearer. Because of those extreme conditions and depths, the divers noticed that the crystal would pop out of the case during decompression due to the helium particles in the case. So, Rolex developed the Helium release valve under their patent and thus the Sea-Dweller was born.
This version, the reference 16600 was in production from 1989-2009 making it the longest production model of the Sea-Dweller ever produced (so far…), which is a testament to its brilliant design and wearability. It comes set in the classic 40mm stainless steel Oyster case with pin-hole lugs and a uni-rotational bezel with divers scale black bezel insert (non-ceramic). The dial is a clean black colour with contrasting Superluminova hour markers, edged in white gold to prevent tarnishing. The dial is finished off with the iconic ‘Mercedes’ hands and a date window at 3 o’clock, which are protected by a flat sapphire crystal glass (no-cyclops). The watch is powered by the Rolex calibre 3135 automatic chronometer movement and is water resistant up to 1220M/4000ft thanks to the triple-lock crown and extra robust Oyster case with a Helium release valve at 9 o’clock. It comes fitted on a brushed steel Oyster link bracelet with a folding clasp with safety catch.
Originally purchased in December 2000 and in mint condition, this Sea-Dweller comes with a genuine Rolex inner & outer box, swing tag, seal, anchor, instruction booklet, calendar card, dive time-table and perforated international warranty paperwork. This Rolex is sold with a 12-month warranty from the date of sale from SWC.