ROLEX SEA-DWELLER ANNIVERSARY REF. 126600 FULL SET
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Hans Wilsdorf examines the problem of the waterproofness of his watches from the 1920s. He quickly proposes a model called “oyster”, which, thanks to its crown and its screwed bottom allow him to obtain a real watertightness.
Mercedes Gleitze promotes it by crossing the English Channel in 1927 with a waterproof Rolex around the neck.
Then comes a real historical watch: the Submariner, the first 100m waterproof watch equipped with a 60 min graduated telescope to time diving or decompression times.
In 1967 appears the natural extension of the Submariner: Sea Dweller, thicker and more watertight than his big sister.
The Sea Dweller is the top of the professional dive watch.
She is adulated divers, who in the 60s use bells with a gas mixture based on helium. The Sea Dweller has a valve that lets out helium during the ascent.
The proposed model is 2017.
A modern watch that keeps the main features of the period model. It is a historical and iconic watch, with a round steel case 40 mm in diameter. Black dial with luminescent ringed hour markers. Luminescent mercedes hands. Date window at 3 o’clock with cyclops sapphire glass, a first for a Sea Dweller. Rotating bezel graduated 60 min. The water resistance is raised to 1220 meters. Steel oyster bracelet. Self-winding movement, chronometer certified.
This fabulous diving watch is the ideal partner for extreme divers.
A unique and timeless timepiece that will be sold with its box and its original papers.