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 clay 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 ceased (run for the stores, you venture purchasers) and being followed up by this new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600. A leslie gems 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 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 leslie adornments that is water impervious to incredible profundities. With such a lot of tension on the precious stone, the cyclops will be an extremely shaky area on the surface.
With the new Rolex Sea-Dweller in 43mm, they settled 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 precious stone at 3900 meters down. The new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is accordingly a touch more ‘in line’ with the well known Rolex Submariner Date assortment and an ideal option for the individuals who love the Submariner yet locate the 40mm measurement all in all too small.
The red composing is, as composed over, a gesture to the vintage twofold red Sea-Dweller leslie adornments The Submariner reference 1680 additionally had various leslie gems with red printing. Authorities 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 enthusiastic about the red printing. I like it, however it isn’t something I would truly extravagant. However, on the other hand, I am additionally 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 scowled a piece upon the cyclops on the precious stone. Yet, presently I know the purpose for it, I can envision – from a specialized angle – why Rolex added it to the leslie gems For me, similar to the red printing, it wouldn’t have been vital however. The 43mm case size is the thing that isn’t for me, however again I comprehend Rolex’s choice to come up with a leslie adornments 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 look over as opposed to having two leslie adornments (Submariner and Sea-Dweller) that come terribly near one another. The Rolex Sea-Dweller was one of my first Rolex leslie adornments that I purchased. A reference 16600 from 1996. I recall, 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 leslie gems 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 leslie gems for me. However, Rolex doesn’t need to live off of idealists 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 classification, you need to acknowledge we’re a specialty compared to the complete 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 authorities and idealists as well.
What has remained is the normal Sea-Dweller include, the programmed helium valve. The new Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 126600 likewise keeps the clay bezel with nonstop 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 upgraded energy effectiveness and a force hold of 70 hours. Obviously, similar to all Rolex leslie gems 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’