Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600

Regular price $8,250 Unit price  per 

THE FULL STORY

Before they return to the open air, professional divers heading for the surface after a deep saturation dive must spend time in a decompression chamber, where they breathe a gas mixture containing helium. The tiny molecules of helium, an extremely light and non-volatile gas, infiltrate everywhere in the chamber, also penetrating the watch. During decompression, the helium is unable to escape from the waterproof case quickly enough, creating a pressure differential that could force the crystal out of the watch case. Rolex engineers created a gas escape valve fitted with a spring: it opens when the difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the watch reaches 3 to 5 bars, allowing the helium to escape, thereby protecting the watch.

This particular watch is in pristine condition for its age and appears to be handled with care through its ownership

THE DETAILS

Maker: Rolex 
Model: Sea-Dweller 
Reference: 16600
Year: 1989 - 2009
Case No: 
Material: Stainless steel 
Dimensions: 40mm diameter; 17.7mm thickness
Crystal: Saphire
Lume: Yes, Superluminova
Caliber: Rolex self-winding caliber 3135
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex folded Oyster 9315 bracelet
Lug Width: 21mm
Box/Papers: Yes

THE CONDITION

The bracelet matches the condition of the watch, being in absolutely pristine condition with a tight bracelet and snappy adjustable clasp. There small blemishes on the sapphire crystal but very minimal, case front, case back are in good condition, the bracelet is in excellent condition.

 

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 16600