1979 Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Comex
With its just-faded-enough ghost bezel insert and a set of perfectly creamy markers and hands, this Sea-Dweller would have been amazing enough if you stopped there. But this piece goes a step further with a helium escape valve and an adventurous past thanks to Rolex's partnership with Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise -- better known as COMEX. The French diving company specialized in industrial undersea exploration and construction, and equipped their divers with a handful of co-branded Sea-Dwellers and Submariners that could withstand the depths of the dark. This example is ready to live the retired life on dry land.