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Rolex Sea-dweller 4000

Model nr: 16600

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R149 000

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Location: Paarl

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About This Watch

By far one of the most iconic Rolex references in conjunction with the Submariner. The Sea-Dweller originally launched in 1967 was developed as a sturdier and deeper rated Submariner for the french industrial deep-sea diving company COMEX S.A.

Back in 1967 the reference number for the Sea-Dweller was ref. 1665 and it had a depth rating of 610m/2,000ft. The Sea-Dweller also incorporated a helium release escape valve for gas decompression chambers. This model also lacks of a cyclops -date loupe- providing a cleaner and more simple look in comparison with its sibling the Submariner Date.

The Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 models were displaced by the Sea-Dweller 4000 model ref. 16600 rated to a depth of 4,000ft/1,220m. The last Comex Sea-Dweller 4000 Rolex reference number is 16600 and this watch was issued to Comex divers since 1992. Today, the ref. 16600 is now discontinued after the launch in 2008 of the DeepSea Sea-Dweller ref. 116660 with a depth rating of 12,800ft/3,900m.

This wonderful diver's watch is very solid with a glossy raised white gold surround minute markers, a decompression times uni-directional rotating bezel, date aperture, triple-lock screwdown crown, oyster bracelet with divers extension and a flip-lock clasp. The case and bezel setup construction is definitely thicker than that on the Rolex Submariner and the HRV -Helium Release Valve- is located at the 9 o'clock position. This reference has no lug holes as of the early 2000s and is fitted with a solid-link oyster bracelet.

Technical Spec

BRAND Rolex
SERIES Sea-dweller 4000
MODEL 16600
STYLE Male
MOVEMENT Automatic
CASE MATERIAL Stainless - Steel
CASE SIZE 40mm
DIAL TYPE Black
WATER RESISTANCE 1220 Metres
FUNCTIONS Date, Minutes, Hours, Seconds
STRAP MATERIAL Stainless - Steel
AGE Production year 1991
BOX No
PAPERS No
WARRANTY Topwatch 24 month warranty.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS Inside the watch, Rolex has fitted the Sea-Dweller with the famous Rolex 3135 self-winding movement - the 31 jewel Rolex caliber (designed and manufactured entirely "in house" by Rolex) has been in service since 1989. The 3135 is a high-beat movement, and oscillates at 28,800 beats per hour (BPH). While I've written extensively on the 3135 in my other reviews, it is suffice to say that the in house designed and manufactured 3135 is legendary for its accuracy (COSC certified) and robustness. The 3135's performance specifications make it an ideal match for the extreme demands that many deep sea divers will place upon the Sea-Dweller.

Warranty

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RolexSea-dweller 4000

R 149 000

Premium Seller

Rolex Sea-dweller 4000

R149 000

Premium Seller

Model nr. 16600

Location Paarl

About This Watch

By far one of the most iconic Rolex references in conjunction with the Submariner. The Sea-Dweller originally launched in 1967 was developed as a sturdier and deeper rated Submariner for the french industrial deep-sea diving company COMEX S.A.

Back in 1967 the reference number for the Sea-Dweller was ref. 1665 and it had a depth rating of 610m/2,000ft. The Sea-Dweller also incorporated a helium release escape valve for gas decompression chambers. This model also lacks of a cyclops -date loupe- providing a cleaner and more simple look in comparison with its sibling the Submariner Date.

The Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 models were displaced by the Sea-Dweller 4000 model ref. 16600 rated to a depth of 4,000ft/1,220m. The last Comex Sea-Dweller 4000 Rolex reference number is 16600 and this watch was issued to Comex divers since 1992. Today, the ref. 16600 is now discontinued after the launch in 2008 of the DeepSea Sea-Dweller ref. 116660 with a depth rating of 12,800ft/3,900m.

This wonderful diver's watch is very solid with a glossy raised white gold surround minute markers, a decompression times uni-directional rotating bezel, date aperture, triple-lock screwdown crown, oyster bracelet with divers extension and a flip-lock clasp. The case and bezel setup construction is definitely thicker than that on the Rolex Submariner and the HRV -Helium Release Valve- is located at the 9 o'clock position. This reference has no lug holes as of the early 2000s and is fitted with a solid-link oyster bracelet.

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R149 000

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Specifications

BRAND Rolex
SERIES Sea-dweller 4000
MODEL 16600
STYLE Male
MOVEMENT Automatic
CASE MATERIAL Stainless - Steel
CASE SIZE 40mm
DIAL TYPE Black
WATER RESISTANCE 1220 Metres
FUNCTIONS Date, Minutes, Hours, Seconds
STRAP MATERIAL Stainless - Steel
AGE Production year 1991
BOX No
PAPERS No
WARRANTY Topwatch 24 month warranty.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS Inside the watch, Rolex has fitted the Sea-Dweller with the famous Rolex 3135 self-winding movement - the 31 jewel Rolex caliber (designed and manufactured entirely "in house" by Rolex) has been in service since 1989. The 3135 is a high-beat movement, and oscillates at 28,800 beats per hour (BPH). While I've written extensively on the 3135 in my other reviews, it is suffice to say that the in house designed and manufactured 3135 is legendary for its accuracy (COSC certified) and robustness. The 3135's performance specifications make it an ideal match for the extreme demands that many deep sea divers will place upon the Sea-Dweller.

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