Rolex is never content with its innovation and pushes beyond to live up to its name. In 1967, it created another purpose-built dive timepiece, the ‘Sea-Dweller’, which looks like the ultimate manifestation of the brand’s excellence in diver’s watches. Developed typically for the saturation divers, the Sea-Dweller today offers a water resistance of up to 3900 meters and also comes fitted with a helium-escape valve.
This innovative and necessary feature served its objective to help the watches conquer the deepest part of the ocean while withstanding the high underwater pressure. The watch comes in a modern beefed-up 44mm case, and Rolex keeps the design aesthetics simple yet easily recognisable.
Irrespective of the production era or reference number, the hardcore dive watch comes with an Oyster steel case, black rotating bezel with 60-minute marking, Mercedes-style hands, luminous indexes, a helium escape valve at 9 o’clock, a date display at 3 o’clock, and an Oyster bracelet.
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During the 1950s-1960s, the Submariner was the most classic diver’s timepiece, but Rolex wanted to achieve even greater depths and hence, needed a reliable and robust watch for assistance.
Previously, the watch’s crystal popped out at a certain water depth due to increasing helium pressure underwater. In response, Rolex launched the first official Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 Ref. 1665 with two red lines of the text on the dial. These models are known as ‘Double Red’. The Ref. 1665 made its market debut in 1967 for professional deep-sea divers, but the public could not get hold of one until 1971.
The valve allowed thehelium molecules to escape the watch without creating any pressure on the crystal to pop it out.
No other watch matches up to the hype of the Rolex Sea-Dweller, which meets the exact demands of professional divers with 60-minute graduations and a rotatable bezel to monitor the drive and decompression times.
Rolex introduced the first Sea-Dweller timepiece with reference 1665 in 1967 with a helium escape valve. The key characteristics of the early Rolex Sea-Dweller models were a black dial with two lines of red text on the dial and ‘Patent Pending’ & ‘Submariner 2000’ engraved on the back of the case.
The watch had a 40mm Oyster case, matte black dial, a date display at 3 o’clock, a thick domed acrylic glass crystal, and an Oyster bracelet.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller is an intriguing dive watch for leisure and professional use. Over the years, Rolex has continually revived and revised the watches with the latest technologies, most of which make for an excellent investment today. Here’s the list of the most popular Sea-Dweller references:
Ref. 126600 – This is one of the latest variants from the Sea-Dweller series that comes with a 43mm steel case, a crisp black dial with one line of red text giving it the nickname ‘Single Red’; a Cyclops lens over the date display, and an Oyster bracelet. The watch offers a water resistance of up to 1220m. This is Rolex’s tool watch icon.
Ref. 116600 – This reference comes with a fully marked Cerachrom bezel, a 43mm steel case & bracelet, a water resistance of up to 1220meters, and a Cyclops over the date. If you’re looking for the best modern dive watch, the Ref. 116600 is your best bet!
Ref. 16600 – The Ref. 16600 is a very well-engineered watch in a 40mm stainless steel case, unidirectional bezel, tritium hour markers & hands, a water resistance of up to 1220 meters and an Oyster bracelet.
Ref. 136660 – The present Rolex Deepsea Dweller model with ref. 136660 flaunts a big 44mm steel case with a black dial, sapphire crystal, and impressive water resistance of 3900 meters. The ceramic bezel enhances its appearance.
Over the years, Rolex has released interesting models of the Sea-Dweller with various dial variations and sizes. If you want to add one of these eclectic timepieces to your collection, our varied collection at The Luxury Hut will surely meet your style. When you look through our online inventory, you can see vintage, rare, and premium used Rolex watches available at the best market price. If you buy the watch online, we will securely ship your watch via FedEx for worldwide delivery and RoyalMail for next-day UK delivery. It’s for free!
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