Monaco, Jul 17, 2018

LOT 103


EUR 100,000 - 150,000

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller Comex

Reference Ref. 16660

Year 1998

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. U139751/Comex number 3379

Caliber 3035

Dimensions 40 mm.

Accessories Original fitted box, punched warranty, decompression table card, booklets, Rolex documentation


Thèo MAVROSTOMOS holds the world record for the deepest dive at 701 meters. We are very proud to present at our auction for the first time the Rolex Comex triple 6 of Mr Thèo MASTROVOMOS holder since 1992 of the world record of deep diving. A unique and amazing experience organized by the Comex in collaboration with Rolex at minus 701 meters (2300 feet), record never equaled and which will probably NEVER BE as no current company possesses technical, medical and financial means for the deep-diving research. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Thèo is the first and last man to have reached minus 701 meters (2300 feet). Thèo Mavrostomos was one of three divers involved in an experiment for the French company Comex. On 18 November 1992, Comex decided to stop the experiment at an equivalent of 675 meters because the divers were suffering from insomnia and fatigue. All three divers wanted to push on but the company decided to decompress the chamber to 650 meters. Just on November 20, only Thèo Mavrostomos was given the opportunity to go ahead to continue the experiment and spent two hours at minus 701 meters. It is a unique and very rare opportunity to purchase the watch of the "WORLD DEEPEST MAN". Henri Delauze engineer and diver, founder of the COMEX in Marseille in 1961, convinced of the importance of the watch for his divers, he joined forces with Rolex to create the ideal watchmaking tool. Official supplier of the COMEX from 1970 to 1997, the watches had a number engraved on the case back for better monitoring. Rare montre de plongée en acier avec date appartenant à Thèo Mavrostomos. Boîtier rond. Cadran noir avec index cerclés et dateur à 3 heures. Mouvement automatique. Propriété du plongeur le plus profond du monde : Thèo Mavrostomos détenteur du record mondial de plongée profonde à 701 mètres. C'est un honneur d'avoir la chance de présenter à cette vente aux enchères la Rolex Comex de Thèo Mavrostomos, détenteur du record mondial de plongée, record à ce jour jamais égalé et qui ne le sera probablement jamais ; car aucune société actuelle ne possède ni les moyens techniques, ni les moyens médicaux et ni les moyens financiers pour la recherche en plongée profonde. Neil Armstrong a été le premier homme à avoir posé les pieds sur la lune, Thèo est le premier homme (et probablement il sera l'unique) à être descendu à moins 701 mètres. C'est une opportunité exceptionnelle de pouvoir acquérir la montre de A"L'HOMME LE PLUS PROFOND A". Henri Delauze ingénieur et plongeur, fondateur de la COMEX à Marseille en 1961, persuadé de l'importance de la montre pour ses plongeurs, s'associe à Rolex pour réaliser l'outil horloger idéal. Fournisseur officiel de la COMEX de 1970 à 1997, les montres avaient toutes un numéro gravé dans le fond pour un meilleur suivi.


For Jewels the buyer will pay to the order of Monaco Legend Group, in addition to the hammer price, a buyer’s premium of:
until 1.000.000 €: 28.80% TTC. (24% HT).
Major of 1.000.000 €:15% TTC (12,5% HT).
Watches are submitted to a premium of:
Until 250.000 €: 28.80% TTC. (24% HT). From 250.001 to 999.999 €: 24%TTC. (20% HT).
Major of 1.000.000 €:15% TTC. (12,5% HT).
Artworks are submitted to a fix premium of 30% TTC. (25% HT).
Vehicles are submitted to a premium of: Until 50.000 €: 18% TTC. (15% HT)
Major of 50.000 €: 15% TTC. (12,5% HT)
The lots marked with a * are liable to the relevant import VAT:
› › 20% of the additional charge for the watches and jewels.
› › 5.5% of the additional charge for the artworks.