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Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600


Pre-Owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller 40mm stainless steel with black dial uni-directional rotating elapsed time bezel. Helium escape valve. Stainless steel oyster fliplock bracelet. Ca. 2005

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Band Material

Stainless Steel

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Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size




Dial Color


Case Finish

Bright, Satin




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Item ID4024
Model #16600
Model NameSea-Dweller
Year ProducedCa. 2005
Serial NumberD5xxxxx


Initially it seems unusual for a watch company known for the Submariner divers watch to launch another diving watch but the Sea-Dweller line fit the needs of a different type of diver. Professional deep-sea divers required the use of helium in the breathing tanks to spend extended time in the depths of the ocean. While a diver was able to decompress to avoid the bends, their watches were not and the accumulated gases would pop off the crystals. By introducing a helium escape valve into the watch, the helium could be released without damage to the watch. The reference 16600 has a water resistance of 1,220 meter and a sapphire crystal. It is powered with the caliber 3135 that has a longer power reserve and a full-fledged balance bridge.

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise. For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt. The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex so as to be pronounceable in any language as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch. Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain. From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation. The “Oyster” watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding “Perpetual” rotor. Building once again on innovation, the “Datejust” became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial. Adventurous women and men who strive to achieve what was never before been achieved have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity. Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed its success.