Please consider the differences between Rolex Gold Sea-Dweller (top) and Rolex Gold Submariner (bottom).
The first gold watch in Rolex Sea-Dweller
The Rolex Sea-Dweller can be regarded as an upgraded model of the Rolex Submariner (Submariner). The Sea-Dweller is more waterproof. The Rolex Sea-Dweller also has a long history. The first Rolex Sea-Dweller was launched in 1967, model 1665 (the Rolex Submariner was established in 1953). Rolex’s first Sea-Dweller 1665 has a waterproof depth of 610 meters, exceeding the 300-meter level of the Rolex Submariner. After the first model, 1665 of the Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Sea-Dweller has gone through models such as 16660, launched in 1978, and 16600, established in 1988, and has developed to today’s modern models, 116600 and the latest 126600. The waterproof depth has also increased to 1220 meters. It is Rolex’s most potent professional diving watch (deepsea is also in the Sea-Dweller series).
The first Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 in history (top) and the new Rolex red-letter Sea-Dweller 126600 (bottom), the red words on the disk are the inheritance of history.
The development of Rolex Sea-Dweller in recent years is the launch of Sea-Dweller 116600 in 2014 and the launch of Sea-Dweller 126600 in 2017 to replace 116600. 116600 has also become the shortest production time among Rolex Sea-Dwellers, with only three fast production runs. Year. The 126600, launched in 2017, is the current model of the Rolex Sea-Dweller. Because there are red SEA-DWELLER words on the disk (continuing the historical red-letter Sea-Dweller), it is also called the Red-letter Sea-Dweller. In 2019, Rolex launched a new gold version of the Sea-Dweller, namely the gold model 126603 of 126600. 126603 is also the first gold-colored Rolex Sea-Dweller watch. All previous Sea-Dwellers were made of steel. Rolex replica watches.
Rolex’s new gold Sea-Dweller 126603.
What kind of watch is the Rolex Sea-Dweller?
Rolex currently sells two types of Sea-Dwellers (not counting Deepsea), including the all-steel 126600 and the gold-plated 126603. Apart from the material, the two watches are the same.
The first significant change in Rolex 126600/126603 is the increase in size. The size of 126600/126603 is 43mm. Before this, the Sea-Dwellers were all 40 mm, the same size as the Submariner. 126600/126603 increased the size to 43. Some people think that it is to be more in line with European and American wrists and to differentiate it from water ghosts, so the size was increased. At the same time, there is a helium escape valve on the side of the Sea-Dweller case, which the Submariner does not have.
The Rolex steel case red letter Sea-Dweller 126600 (top) and the Rolex gold Sea-Dweller 126603 (bottom) have the same main configuration but different materials and details.
The second significant change of Rolex 126600/126603 is the addition of a calendar magnifying glass. Previously, the Rolex Submariner had a magnifying glass, while the Sea-Dweller did not have a magnifying glass. This was how they distinguished themselves. At that time, there was a view that because the Sea-Dweller was waterproof to a depth of 1,220 meters, which was far beyond the 300-meter waterproof of the Sea-Dweller, a magnifying glass could not be installed due to the water pressure at 1,220 meters underwater, so the Sea-Dweller was not equipped with a magnifying glass. But looking at 126600/126603 with a magnifying glass, this statement is self-defeating. Since 126600/126603 also has a magnifying glass, at first glance, it looks very similar to the appearance of the Water Ghost/Jianjin Water Ghost.
Note that the Rolex Sea-Dweller has a helium escape valve on the side of the case, but the Submariner does not.
Rolex 126603 is a gold watch, a combination of gold and steel. The bezel, crown, and middle part of the bracelet link 126603 are all solid gold. In addition, the digital scales on the ceramic bezel are also filled with gold. As for the Tudor gold shield we mentioned before, many of its parts are gold-coated, which is a layer of gold on the outside of stainless steel, but it is still steel in essence. Please pay attention to this point when it comes to gold swiss replica watches. Brands like Rolex, Omega, Cartier, and others will only use real gold. Because the amount of gold is large, the public price will be relatively high. To match the appearance of the 126603 Gold Sea-Dweller, the edges of the hour markers, hands, and the words SEA-DWELLER on the watch dial are made of gold. The golden words differ from the red SEA-DWELLER words on the steel shell 126600.
The bezel, crown, and middle part of the bracelet of the Rolex Gold Sea-Dweller 126603 are all gold.
The Sea-Dweller 126600/126603 sold by Rolex all use Rolex’s new 3235 movement. Currently, the Rolex Submariner uses the old model 3135 movement. The most prominent feature of the new 3235 is its 70 hours of power, which significantly exceeds the 48 hours of the old Rolex model 3135. The new 3235 movement includes a new Chronergy skeleton escapement, a replaced ball-bearing automatic rotor, a high-capacity barrel, etc. What needs to be noted here is that whether the new 3235 movement or the previous 3135 movement, the travel time complies with the Rolex Super Observatory standard, with an error of +2/-2 seconds per day. The most intuitive thing is that except for the different lengths of power reserves, in terms of performance and travel time, 3235 and 3135 are both the same. From a public perspective, there is no need to worry too much about whether the Rolex on sale is caliber 3235 or 3135.
Rolex new generation 3235 movement (32 series)
As the first intergold watch among Rolex Sea-Dwellers, the intergold Sea-Dweller 126603 caused some discussion after its launch. Some people believe that the Sea-Dweller is Rolex’s professional diving watch. It has been used as a “tool watch” since its birth and has always been a steel watch. Nowadays, there are gold watches between gold and gold, which take the luxury route and lose the original intention of the Sea-Dweller. Regarding this issue, some foreign media specifically conducted underwater deep-diving tests with the Jianjin Sea-Dweller, proving the professional level of the Jianjin Sea-Dweller. My feeling about Rolex is that no matter how luxurious it is and how many diamonds and gems it adds, the essence of Rolex’s precision and durability will never change.
The overseas diving test of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 proved the professionalism of the Sea-Dweller.
The gold Sea-Dweller is priced at 125,400, and the steel-shelled Sea-Dweller with red letters is priced at 88,500. The actual market prices of the two types of Sea-Dwellers currently on sale are around the public price. Among them, the steel-shelled Red Letter Sea-Dweller is generally higher than the general price. Because of its large size and thickness of 43mm, the Sea-Dweller is much smaller than the 40mm Submariner. However, the professional status of the Sea-Dweller among Rolex diving watches is unshakable. It is a watch for players.
Case Size: 40mm
Case Color: Silver-tone
Band Color: Two-tone
Dial Color: Black Dial