Into the deep
To mark the 50th anniversary of its release, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is now bigger than ever before.
THE SEA-DWELLER is one of Rolex’s least commercial releases but served as a historically important tool watch for deep-sea divers.
At Baselworld 2017, the latest iteration comes with functional upgrades that sees it being upsized from a 40mm to a 43mm case with a date magnifier (“Cyclops”)—both being introduced for the first-time in the Sea-Dweller’s 50year history.
Made of virtually scratchproof sapphire, Rolex believes that this Cyclops lens at three o’clock will enhance the reading of the date for divers.
Also, this year’s model comes with the latest Calibre 3235. With 14 patents, Rolex claims that the new movement offers greater precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields. According to reports, it does perform as posited.
At the end of the day, with the device retaining its function for as deep as a 4,000ft dive—even though no one dives that deep, anyway—the SeaDweller has never failed to deliver its purpose as a tool watch for divers.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is available at all Rolex authorised dealers.