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Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 P264328


Ref. No. | Item No. | 867898

The Rolex Sea-Dweller was designed with saturation divers in mind. Due to the use of helium in the gas mixture during saturation dives, helium particles would accumulate in the cases of diving watches, during extended periods at depth, which would then escape through the weakest parts of a watch during decompression. Many times, it would escape by popping the Plexiglas crystal off of the watch. Rolex developed the helium escape valve, built into the side of the watch case, to combat this issue, and therefore allow for a safe release of the gas, and continued reliability and durability of the watch.




Description

The Rolex Sea-Dweller was designed with saturation divers in mind. Due to the use of helium in the gas mixture during saturation dives, helium particles would accumulate in the cases of diving watches, during extended periods at depth, which would then escape through the weakest parts of a watch during decompression. Many times, it would escape by popping the Plexiglas crystal off of the watch. Rolex developed the helium escape valve, built into the side of the watch case, to combat this issue, and therefore allow for a safe release of the gas, and continued reliability and durability of the watch.

The History:

Rolex brands need no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.

The Watch:

The Sea-Dweller Ref 16600 has a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, and a water resistance rating of 1220 meters. The Ref 16600 uses the Calibre 3135 movement, has Super-Lumiova lume, and white gold surrounds. It came with the Rolex anchor, a Buehlmann diving chart, additional divers extension, and tool.

The Details:

This Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref 16600 is in good condition. It is an unpolished piece, with original bracelet, and the P-serial number dates to 2000. The case and bracelet show some wear, as visible in photographs. This set comes with the anchor, dive chart, additional divers extension, and tool. It does not include boxes or paperwork.

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Additional Info

  • Manufacture:
  • Model/Case:
  • Movement
  • Case:
  • Crystal:
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  • Rolex
  • Sea-Dweller Ref 16600
  • Calibre 3135
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sapphire
  • Stainless Steel, 93160A
  • 40mm

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