This years denotes the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Sea-Dweller. For that event, there’s the new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 122600 with red composition on the dial. A bigger case, a cyclops, red composition on the dial and another development. Let’s have a look.
The New Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600
Almost 3 years prior, I expounded on the new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 116600 . You may recollect that this was the hotly anticipated replacement of the 16600, however now with artistic bezel and matte completed dial. Somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2014, there was no Sea-Dweller in the assortment. As of now, that reference is being ended (run for the stores, you speculation purchasers) and being followed up by this new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600. A watch that some of you have been sitting tight for, with its red composition on the dial (a fascinating gesture to the vintage Sea-Dweller reference 1665 with red composition). Another fascinating ‘feature’ is the applied cyclops. We asked Rolex for what valid reason they chose to put a cyclops on the sapphire gem of the Sea-Dweller, as a Sea-Dweller never had one. Their answer was fairly astounding. As per Rolex it was in fact difficult to do a gem with a cyclops before on a watch that is water impervious to incredible profundities. With such a lot of tension on the precious stone, the cyclops will be an exceptionally shaky area on the surface.
With the new Rolex Sea-Dweller in 43mm, they addressed this issue utilizing a thicker precious stone. The Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller stays to be without a cyclops, maybe because of the way that they haven’t found an answer yet for the tension on a solitary point on the gem at 3900 meters down. The new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is in this manner a smidgen more ‘in line’ with the celebrated Rolex Submariner Date assortment and an ideal option for the individuals who love the Submariner yet locate the 40mm breadth all in all too small.
The red composing is, as composed over, a gesture to the vintage twofold red Sea-Dweller watches. The Submariner reference 1680 additionally had various watches with red printing. Gatherers love the red imprinting on the dials of these Submariners and Sea-Dwellers. Rolex chose to utilize this as motivation for the new Sea-Dweller reference 126600.
Personally, I am not exceptionally excited about the red printing. I like it, however it isn’t something I would truly extravagant. Yet, on the other hand, I am likewise not that ‘blown away’ by the vintage models that pre-owned red imprinting on the dial. Notwithstanding, I understand that for other people, it very well may be a major and significant thing. At the point when I saw this new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 interestingly at BaselWorld, I grimaced a piece upon the cyclops on the precious stone. Yet, presently I know the purpose for it, I can envision – from a specialized outlook – why Rolex added it to the watch. As far as I might be concerned, similar to the red printing, it wouldn’t have been fundamental however. The 43mm case size is the thing that isn’t for me, yet again I comprehend Rolex’s choice to come up with a watch that can be situated between the 40mm Rolex Submariner and the 44mm Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. From a commercial point of view, you give individuals more to browse as opposed to having two watches (Submariner and Sea-Dweller) that come outrageously near one another. The Rolex Sea-Dweller was one of my first Rolex watches that I purchased. A reference 16600 from 1996. I recollect, it more likely than not been around 2004 or 2005, that I was in the line of the film and a person before me (who was wearing a Submariner) saw my watch and got some information about it. He’d never knew about the Rolex Sea-Dweller previously, or seen one. I surmise the Sea-Dweller was, for some, individuals out there, subsequent option. The Submariner started things out. Maybe, with the new suggestion in 43mm and cyclops, it is the new Submariner for individuals who require a bigger watch.
From an idealists viewpoint, it isn’t the watch for me. However, Rolex doesn’t need to live off of perfectionists and just a solitary digit level of their customers probably care about these things. On the off chance that you have a place with the perfectionists class, you need to acknowledge we’re a specialty compared to the absolute number of Rolex purchasers out there. Then again, Rolex knows and cares enough to understand that a little wind like the red composition on the dial will address the creative mind of certain gatherers and idealists as well.
What has remained is the ordinary Sea-Dweller include, the programmed helium valve. The new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 126600 likewise keeps the artistic bezel with constant moment markers, and has a matte dial once more. Inside the new Rolex Sea-Dweller is additionally another development, the reference 3235 that I likewise momentarily referenced in yesterday’s article on the new Rolex Datejust 41 . This development has a Parachrom blue hairspring, a Chronergy with streamlined energy effectiveness and a force hold of 70 hours. Obviously, similar to all Rolex watches, the exactness is destined to be between – 2 and +2 seconds deviation each day (on average).
The cost has expanded a piece since the last Sea-Dweller presentation in 2014 (with a – at that point – retail cost of 8500 Euro) and now retails for 10.350 Euro including taxes.
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Rolex Sea-Dweller ‘Red Writing’ and vintage Submariner ‘Red Writing’