Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 "Blue Bezel"
The Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600, produced in 1995, continues to captivate collectors with its timeless design and robust functionality. Esteemed for its smaller case size compared to modern counterparts, this "older style" Sea-Dweller remains highly sought after for its compact yet capable construction. Equipped with essential features like a helium escape valve and a date function, it embodies the essence of a true diver's watch. Notably, its slim profile, almost matching that of the Submariner, enhances its versatility for both aquatic adventures and everyday wear.
This particular Sea-Dweller 16600 boasts a distinctive characteristic that further adds to its allure among enthusiasts—the faded insert, transitioning to a captivating blue hue over time. This unique patina not only adds character to the timepiece but also reflects its journey through years of use and exploration. Paired with a robust stainless steel case and bracelet, this Sea-Dweller epitomizes the enduring appeal of vintage Rolex watches, combining heritage charm with exceptional durability.
Powering the Sea-Dweller 16600 is the legendary Rolex Caliber 3135, renowned for its precision and reliability. Certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), this automatic movement ensures accurate timekeeping in any environment. Against the backdrop of the black dial, luminous hour markers and hands provide optimal visibility, even in low-light conditions, further enhancing its functionality as a tool watch. With its blend of heritage design elements and enduring performance, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 stands as a testament to the brand's legacy of excellence in watchmaking.
Case Year: 1995
Case Reference: 16600
Bezel: Aluminum bezel - Faded to a blue hue - couple scratches
Bracelet: 93160 Oyster bracelet with 592 B Solid endlinks - with slight stretch and single cut link
Case back: Great Shape
Movement: Rolex 3135 - Automatic - Serviced 1/18/24 - One Year Warranty
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Accessories: Warranty Papers
Case Size: 40mm x 14.5mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Case Metal: Stainless Steel
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, Helium Escape Valve
Bracelet size: 7.75”
Case is in great shape with light wear and a couple marks on the lugs. Bracelet has minimal stretch with light wear. Dial, hands, and crystal are in great shape. Movement was serviced January 2024.