In an odd move, we get a Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold at Baselworld 2019.
While we’re a long way from shutting the books on Baselworld 2019, we are seeing a somewhat predictable pattern in the outward appearances when we get some information about the freshest deliveries from Rolex and Tudor: quizzical. Starting with the Tudor Black Bay P01 that we explored yesterday, it’s been an abnormal one. Keen not to allow debate to follow its child sibling, we have the Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold, which was surely a curveball.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold ref. 126603
In Baselworld 2017, Rolex appeared another 43mm Sea-Dweller ( ref. 126600 ) with red composition on its dial to praise the 50th commemoration of the first “double red” from back in 1968. Firstly, the 43mm appeared to be an astonishment, yet I guess it addressed the long running complaint from the individuals who feel that a 40mm Submariner is too small. But at that point, Rolex chose to give its new Sea-Dweller a Cyclops over the date window, which was an outright break from custom on its expert diver. While it’s an attractive watch – it would appear that a Rolex plunge watch – there are the individuals who essentially can’t move beyond this aberration. Well, if individuals didn’t like that watch, they’ll likely not be dazzled with the new Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold.
Yellow Rolesor – Yellow Gold and Steel
Also in 43mm, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold (ref. 126603) is alluded to as “Yellow Rolesor” by the brand which is Rolex dialect for yellow gold and steel. It highlights cleaned yellow gold community interfaces, a gold Trip-Lock crown, gold bezel with gold numerals on the dark ceramic bezel insert. The hands are additionally in gold and the “Sea-Dweller” textual style above 6:00 comes in a smooth shading like the last year’s GMT “Root Beer” .
Inside sits the newish cal. 3235 that two or three years back, which contains an enemy of attractive nickel phosphorus hairspring and a force save of 70 hours. Water obstruction stays at 1,220M. Oh, and that helium valve is still there on the left half of the case.
A Luxury Professional Diver
With the subtleties far removed, let’s put in a couple of words on how we feel about this watch. Quite in all honesty, making something like the Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold is a definitive affirmation that nobody utilizes a jump watch for plunging any longer. This is an extravagance piece at its center and by and by answers the require a bigger Submariner, yet in an alternate finish. Like the all steel model, there’s nothing innately amiss with the vibes of this piece, it’s just one more nail in the casket of the old Rolex that made a pleasant mix of profoundly useful extravagance watches alongside similarly utilitarian instrument watches.
Clear Demand for a 43mm Rolex Diver
It’s interesting that I am somewhat irritated with the Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold, yet it’s truly on the grounds that I held the Sea-Dweller in such respect for being a purist’s watch. Granted, any purchaser could get them and actually watches like this quit being a first line of guard forever and a day prior, however it was decent that Rolex at any rate kept things so in fact centered until recently.
15,300 CHF and Likely a Waiting List
To be clear, we don’t loathe this piece. We just would have been more joyful with a refreshed, slimmer cased Submariner or something of that nature. The Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold will retail for 15,300 CHF and if it’s like 95% of sports watches from the brand, you’ll need to come up with a novel method to kiss your nearby approved dealer’s ring in light of the fact that there will probably be a long holding up list.
For more data on the Rolex Sea-Dweller Steel and Gold, visit the brand’s .