Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 16, 2019

LOT 300

ROLEX, REF. 16660, SEA-DWELLER COMEX, STEEL

Fine and very interesting stainless steel self-winding diver’s wristwatch with black dial and date.

Superbe et magnifique montre de plongée en acier. Boîtier rond. Couronne et fond vissés. Cadran noir avec guichet dateur à 3h. Mouvement automatique.

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller Comex

Reference 16660

Year Circa 1984

Calibre  3035

Case No. 8350823, Cx n°3113

Bracelet Rolex Oyster stainless steel with deployant clasp

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original box, papers, tool, books (Le Ludion) and Comex pins

EUR 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 350,000 - 530,000 / USD 45,000 - 67,000 / EUR 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: EUR 65,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-54

Very good

Service dial


Notes

 Henri Delauze, engineer and diver, founder of the COMEX in Marseille in 1961, convinced of the importance of watches for his divers, joined forces with Rolex to create the ideal tool for his activities. Official supplier of the COMEX from 1970 to 1997, Rolex engraved the watches with a number on the case back for better monitoring. The model presented was offered by Henri Delauze to the current owner, one of the first divers to dive with HYDROX (Hydrogen and Oxygen mixture). 

 Henri Delauze, ingénieur et plongeur, fondateur de la COMEX à Marseille en 1961, persuadé de l’importance de la montre pour ses plongeurs s’est associé à Rolex pour réaliser l’outil idéal pour ses activités. Fournisseur officiel de la COMEX de 1970 à 1997, Rolex gravait systématiquement un numéro dans le fond des montres pour en améliorer le meilleur suivi.