Rolex Sea-Dweller Gets a Rebirth at Baselworld 2017 - Humble & Rich

The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller takes new shape in celebration of its 50th anniversary

Rolex is a leading name in the world of watchmaking and innovation. Through the years, it has created remarkable timepieces that have withstood the test of time. This year, in celebration of the 50th golden year of the iconic Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, Rolex introduces the newest addition to the collection. The new Sea-Dweller comes in four major upgrades: a 43mm case, a Cyclops lens, an advanced movement, and an adjustable bracelet.

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 126600 features a larger 43mm case holding a 60-minute graduated, unidirectional bezel that enables divers to monitor their dives and decompression safely and with precision. The graduation is coated with Physical Vapour Deposition or PVD with a thin layer of platinum. The bezel is designed with a patented black Cerachrom bezel insert in a scratchproof ceramic that can withstand ultraviolet rays.

Rolex’s newest innovation is a Cyclops lens at the 3 o’clock position of the scratchproof sapphire crystal that enables easier reading of the date. Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller lives up to its trademark as a technical diver’s watch as it guarantees waterproof at a depth of 4,000 feet or 1,220 meters. The dial displays large Chromalight hour markers and hands with luminescent materials that yield long-lasting blue glow especially designed for deep underwater diving. It is equipped with a middle case made of corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The back is especially screwed down with a special tool that allows only watchmakers from Rolex to access the movement.

As Rolex celebrates the 50th year of Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, it launches a new-generation movement developed by Rolex that is Calibre 3235. It is used for the first time in the brand’s professional category. The movement complies with the Superlative Chronometer Certification with its -2/+2 second daily accuracy standard. Calibre 3235 is at the forefront of the watchmaking technology that completely exhibits Rolex technology with 14 patents. Calibre 3235’s new barrel architecture and efficient escapement extends the new timepiece’s power reserve to approximately 70 hours.

The newest addition to the Oyster collection features an adjustable bracelet through its double extension system that enables adjustment to the bracelet without the use of tools. This allows a comfortable and perfect fit when worn over a diving suit up to 7mm thick. The bracelet is extended by 26mm through the Fliplock extension link. The Rolex Glidelock system extends the length of a bracelet in 2mm increments for a total length of about 20mm. Finally, as the new watch pays tribute to the first Oyster released in 1967, the latest timepiece bears the name ‘Sea-Dweller’ in red.

The Sea-Dweller traces its origin back in the 60s when professional divers were in need for reliable watches appropriate and can endure working at greater depths. Thus, in 1967, Rolex has launched its Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 with a water resistance rating of up to 600 meters. Back then, incorporating Cyclops window was nearly impossible as it would produce a weak point in the crystal, thereby resulting to explosion under pressure particularly in deep-sea dives. Since then, Sea-Dweller is distinguished from other Rolex watches for its lack of Cyclops window. This was true until the revolutionary Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 126600.

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