The Sea-Dweller is one of Rolex’s most technically impressive and advanced dive watch offerings. Its foundation is its predecessor, the iconic Submariner. However, it boasts stronger capabilities, like an increased depth rating. The Sea-Dweller is a durable and respectable tool watch, yet it still showcases the timeless aesthetic of the Rolex brand. Buying a Rolex Sea-Dweller watch is a great option for commercial as well as amateur divers. Discover our wide array of exceptional used Rolex Sea-Dweller watches for sale.
Heightened demand in the 1960s pushed Comex to approach Rolex to create a watch that could serve divers servicing offshore oil rigs. The result was the first Sea-Dweller in 1967.
Working off the Submariner model Ref. 5513, Rolex added a one-way escape valve to help relieve the pressure experienced at greater depths. Next, they added a thicker crystal and equipped it with a larger, reinforced case to increase the watch’s depth rating to over 600 meters. The first iteration of the model to go to production was the Double Red Sea-Dweller (DRSD). It gets its name from the two red lines on the dial.
Over the years, Rolex also introduced the “Great White” Reference 1665, the Reference 16660 or “Triple Six,” and the Reference 126600. There were multiple iterations of each with different variations and more modern advancements in technology. Most recently, in 2019, Rolex updated the Ref. 126600 with a two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold variation, the Ref. 126603.
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