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Lot #1757

Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 116600 New Box and Papers

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Introduction

Debuting in 1967, with the specific aim of bolstering Rolex's dive watch offering, the Rolex Sea-Dweller built upon the industry-leading dive watch credentials that the Submariner had earned Rolex over the previous 14 years. Created specifically with professional divers in mind, Rolex collaborated with diving companies like COMEX to perfect the Sea-Dweller's design and ensure it would be the ultimate dive watch. Featuring the ingenious Helium-Escape Valve that Rolex had patented the same year, a hugely impressive water resistance, and a sizeable case design, the Sea-Dweller rightfully toppled the Submariner as Rolex's most hardcore dive watch. Today offered in a few separate styles such as two-tone, with various dials, and in two different case sizes (43mm and 44mm), the Sea-Dweller has taken a leaf from the rest of Rolex's offerings and merged its tool-watch focused design with tasteful aesthetics, to create one of the most sought-after and best-equipped dive watches that any diver might ever need.

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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$10,000 – $15,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm x 15mm

Model

Sea-Dweller 4000

Movement

Automatic cal. 3135

Reference

116600

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

2017

Condition

New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring Rolex's traditional black dial and black Cerachrom bezel combo, the Sea-Dweller's most unique aspect is its lack of a cyclops lens.

THE CONSTRUCTION

While measuring a fantastically wearable 40mm in diameter, the Sea-Dweller's thickness has been increased to accommodate its improved depth rating.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in new condition with plastic still affixed to the bracelet and caseback.

Our Perspective

An icon within Rolex's dive watch category, the Sea-Dweller has earned its title as one of Rolex's most robust offerings with its impressive water resisitance and hefty construction.

Justin Gruenberg

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