The larger version: Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea (44mm case diameter).
And the smaller version: Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 (40mm case diameter).
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Price range: $7,000 – $10,000. Brief information below.
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- About Rolex
- About Rolex Sea Dweller
- Date Function
- Case Material
- Case Dimension
- Case Back
- Strap Materials
- Water Resistance
- Additional Questions
You can basically divide the Swiss watchmaking industry into two camps: Rolex, and the rest. That’s how excellent, prestigious, famous, and dominant the Rolex brand really is.
Established by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex is by far the most iconic and legendary luxury watchmaker in the industry. Its fame is mythical and unmatched, and rightly so: Rolex makes among the very best automatic/mechanical watches in the industry with extremely accurate, reliable, durable, shock resistant, anti-magnetic and robust movements, the best steel grade in the industry (904L stainless steel), unmatched build quality, unmatched reputation, and unmatched resale value.
Rolex’s watches are going through quality tests of such intensity and magnitude, that few brands out there can match Rolex.
All Rolex’s movements are in-house made by Rolex, all movements are chronometer certified and all Rolex’s movements use the so called parachrom hairspring. This technology is very particular and unusual because it is 100% anti-magnetic and 10 times more shock resistant than ordinary hairsprings! This makes all the difference because the hairspring sits inside the balance wheel, which is the very heart of an automatic/mechanical movement.
Rolex’s philosophy is to keep things simple, down to earth, limited and focused. Rolex rarely makes movements with complications – meaning haute horlogerie (fine watchmaking or the high art of watchmaking).
Rolex’s movements are stellar but simple meat and potatoes movements, focused on the basic time functions, that most people actually need and want. It takes Rolex a considerable amount of time – sometimes decades, to make the slightest changes in either their technology or design. Rolex’s philosophy is: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
Rolex isn’t about technological revolution. Rolex is about technological evolution, and optimizing and improving the already existing technology.
Rolex is a super conservative and super reliable brand. If you purchase a Rolex, you know what you’ll get.
Rolex’s movements aren’t decorated at all, and their movements typically use mechanically speaking larger components than ETA/Valjoux movements, which means that Rolex’s movements are typically more robust and shock resistant. Since the Rolex’s movements are so robust, and typically use larger and fewer components than most movements out there, it means Rolex is capable of fixing and repairing your movement in a very short period of time.
Rolex’s success has given the manufacturer and brand enormous financial and industrial muscles, and if I’m not mistaken, Rolex alone stands for 20% of all Swiss luxury watches manufactured in the Swiss luxury watch industry.
Outside the major corporate groups such as Swatch Group, Richemont Group, LVMH etc, Rolex is probably the only 100% independent watchmaking giant. The other independent Swiss watchmakers are dwarves in comparison to Rolex’s enormous manufacturing capabilities.
Rolex has many iconic collections, and one of those is the Rolex Sea Dweller.
In 1967, Rolex launched the famous Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller which is the ultimate divers watch collection invented and manufactured by Rolex. The original Rolex Sea-Dweller was water resistant down to 610 meters. Today, there are two versions of the Sea-Dweller. The smaller version is water resistant down to 1,220 meters/4,000 feet, while the larger version is water resistant down to 3,900 meters/12,800 feet.
In 1978, Rolex launched the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000. “4000” refers to its depth rating – 4,000 feet. This is the smaller version within the iconic Sea Dweller Collection.
Opting for a Rolex Sea Dweller means you are getting one of the world’s very best divers watches that money can buy.
- Rolex in-house automatic movement 3135, with 31 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 50 hour power reserve.
- Automatic helium valve located at nine o’clock (you’ll see it on the side of the case – a ring shaped device). Basic time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands.
- 904L stainless steel.
Depends on the model.
D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:
- Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000: D: 40mm.
- Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea: D: 44mm.
- Solid case back.
The case back of the Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea is made of titanium, and this is done by Rolex to alleviate the weight of the timepiece.
- Unidirectional ceramic bezel.
- Sapphire crystal.
- 904L stainless steel bracelet.
- Fold-over clasp with safety, equipped with the Rolex Glidelock system, which allows you to adjust the size of the bracelet on the fly without using any tools.
Depends on the model.
Rolex Sea Dweller 4000:
- 1,220 meters/4,000 feet.
Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea:
- 3,900 meters/12,800 feet.
Opting for a Rolex Sea Dweller means you are opting for the optimum divers watches on the luxury watch market that money can buy.
- What is a Divers Watch?
- What is the ISO-6425 international standard?
- What do the various water resistance levels actually mean?
- What is a “unidirectional bezel”?
- How does the bezel work?
- Authorized and non-authorized dealers – what is the difference between them?
- Return Policy
- What To Do If The Watch Breaks
- Repairing The Watch – What Goes On Behind The Scenes?
- How Frequently Does My Watch Need To Be Serviced And Cleaned?
- How To Use The Three Types Of Watch Movements
- How To Choose a Timepiece