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c.1999 Rolex Sea-Dweller - Model Ref: 16600 - 'Swiss Made' Dial - Original Box


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c.1999 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Date 16600 with original box only!

Rolex's Sea-Dweller was built for the depths. Waterproof to over 4000ft (1.22km), its construction is sturdy and as solid as they come, and is highly resemblant of the Submariner. Perfected in the 1960s, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 saw minimal change to its design compared with other Rolex references. In 2008, this changed with the larger 'Maxi' case, ceramic bezel, Rolex engraved rehaut and magnifying cyclops above the date. This vintage 1990s edition therefore benefits from a slimmer construction and cleaner dial with no date magnifier. The hands are filled with crisp Rolex Superluminova which glows white in low light and is safer than the mildly radioactive tritium used in older pieces. The hour plots and hands are lined with white gold which easily catches the light, making the dial highly legible above or underwater. The helium escape valve allows for perfect internal pressure distribution as the watch surfaces from the depths, increasing the thickness of the watch to around 14.8mm, slightly prouder than a Rolex Submariner, but still a beautiful everyday wearer. Powered by a COSC Superlative Chronometer-certified Calibre 3135, the watch keeps exceptional time. 

The bracelet is a reference 93160A solid-link model with reference 892 end pieces.

What's on offer

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Date Ref.16600 comes with its original box. The Oystersteel case is in overall excellent condition, with occasional minor aesthetic signs of wear on the bezel and case extremities. This is noticeable on the case back, but is very superficial wear. The bracelet is very well-preserved, showing remarkably little evidence of wear or use. This also goes for the dial and Sapphire crystal, both mint. The pre-ceramic bezel is often preferred for its aesthetic, but not for its softer material- thankfully it has no scratches to speak of here. The watch will come with an additional custom leather presentation pouch from us, as well as a 12-month VWS warranty. Feel free to contact us to discuss sizing, as removal/addition of links may be possible. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless steel

Dial: Black, date at 3:00, Mercedes hands, Superluminova lume. 

Crystal: Reinforced Sapphire crystal

Bracelet: 93160A, 892 end pieces 

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually wound or automatic (perpetual wrist motion powers watch).

Movement type: Automatic. COSC Superlative Chronometer-Certified.

Calibre: 3135

Jewels: 31

Power reserve: Approx. 48 hours

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent condition, light signs of wear. 

Model Reference Number: 16600

Date of manufacture: c.1999


VWS 12-month warranty.


Width: 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Wrist size: Adjustable
 via link removal/addition