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Rolex. A Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, and Charismatic Dial
Rolex. A Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, and Charismatic Dial

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER, 4000FT=1220M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 16660, CASE NO. 8'390'870, CIRCA 1984

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Rolex. A Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, and Charismatic Dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, 4000ft=1220m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Ref. 16660, Case No. 8'390'870, Circa 1984
Cal. 3035 automatic movement, 27 jewels, redone black dial, applied luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous Mercedes-style hands, center seconds, aperture for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving faded black bezel calibrated for 60 units, gas escape valve in the band, screw down crown, screw back engraved Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve, case, dial, and movement signed
39.5mm diam.

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Reference 16660 is a rare transitional model, produced from 1978 until the late 1980's. Rolex introduced the Sea-Dweller reference 1665 in 1967, produced as a professional diving watch, with a patented helium escape valve in the band and a 610m depth rating. For the first few years of production of the 16660, it was produced alongside the reference 1665, and production of the 1665 ended in 1980. The 16660 featured a new caliber, the 3035, replacing the 1575 in the reference 1665, as well as a larger and improved helium gas escape valve in the band and a depth rating of 1220m.

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