Patinated Rolex Sea Dweller Ref 16660

Year of issue: 1983
Reference number: 16660
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a great example of a transitional model Sea Dweller with sapphire crystal. This watch is known as the Triple 6. The watch is in excellent condition with professionally re-lumed hands. The dial has beautiful patina to it. The serial number dates this watch to 1983.


Matthew Bain


1967 saw the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, waterproof to a depth of 610 metres. To meet the needs of professional deep-sea divers, the case was equipped with a helium escape valve so that, during long decompression phases in hyperbaric chambers, the helium from the gas mixtures used could be released without risking damage to the watch. Learn more about the first Seadweller from my RPReport by following this link...

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Rolex launched the Sea-Dweller 4000, waterproof to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet).