Last Rolex Deep Sea Jacques Piccard on auction

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Frank Geelen | ic_query_builder_black_24px 2 minute read

Christie’s will auction a special Jacques Piccard edition of the Rolex Deep Sea-Dweller. Since the black & beautiful Single Red Deep Sea, as it’s also called, is sold out, this is the very last on for sale. The revenue will go to the Jacques Piccard Archive.

In January 2010 it’s 50 years ago that Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard set a new world record with his submarine Trieste. Because of this jubileum, a limited to 86 pieces special edition of the Rolex Deep Sea Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Deep Sea – Jacques Piccard Edition also called the Single Red Deep Sea, was made.  It sold out within a few weeks.

Since all watches have sold, this is the very last chance to buy the last one. Number 60 of 86 is now on auction at Christie’s Important Watches’ auction, held in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Genève, Switzerland, at November 16th.

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Rolex Single Red Deep Sea - Jacques Piccard Edition

Earlier i already blogged about this very interesting project of two Dutch watch collectors. Philipp Stahl of Steiner in Maastricht and Jerrel Manbodh of Manbodh Watches in The Hague made the possible this Single Red Deep Sea possible.

The last Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea Jacques Piccard Edition will be on auction accompanied with a signed photo of Jacques Piccard, an original edition of the book `Au Fond des Mers en Bathyscape’ from Professor Auguste Piccard dating from 1954 and an original edition of the book ‘Seven Miles Down’ from Jacques Piccard and Robert Dietz dating from 1961.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea - Jacques Piccard Edition 60/
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea - Jacques Piccard Edition nr 60/86

Since the Single Red Deep Sea sold out very fast, it’s already a collectors item. To make this last one even more collectable, there one more extra item included in this auction. An original envelop that Jacques Piccard took with him in the batiscaphe Trieste. This original envelop was stamped and signed for by Jacques Piccard in 1960.

Original envelop that went down with the Trieste
Original envelop that went down with the Trieste

Here’s a link to the watch at Christie’s and if you’re consider bidding it can be done online as well. And one more wrist shot with Philipp Stahl’s Sea-Dweller Deep Sea Piccard Edition on my wrist. Of course i couldn’t resist 🙂

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Rolex Single Red Deep Sea - Jacques Piccard Edition

Lovely isn’t it….

3 responses

  1. What a beautiful watch, thank you for sharing these great pictures of it. I would love to get my husband something like that, it is very classy.

  2. Did Rolex do a limited edition sea dweller, Piccard edition with the lettering Deep Sea in white, not red.

  3. Not as far as I know, but there was a very first Rolex Deepsea (few prototypes made) that was used, back in the 1960’s, on the Trieste in which Piccard went more than 10,000 meter below sea level.

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