Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Sea-dweller; Patek Philippe’s orange Aquanaut Chronograph; Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore; Montblanc’s 1858 Automatic Chronograph; Tudor’s ‘Pepsi’ Black Bay GMT; BMW’S X2.
Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Sea-dweller. The Ref. 126660 is a hot seller now, but during the watch fair the subtle differences from the outgoing Ref. 116660 had some taking issue. So what are we talking about here? First, the lugs are slightly tapered. It’s not a flat square, which makes the bracelet a hairsbreadth thicker and, subsequently, the Oysterlock slightly different from earlier editions. These are things that make a big difference to folks who write books about Rolex but for most of us mortals, it’s not really noticeable. The big deal though is the Calibre 3235 inside the piece. This is a movement made by Rolex using Rolex standards, called the Superlative Chronometer certification. Strangely, Rolex has made two dials available—the regular black and a new blue gradient dial. If this 44MM beast is something that you want, good luck with the waiting list!