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Rolex Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea ROL 729

Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea

Rolex Deep Sea - Sea Dweller model reference 116600. It comes complete with box and papers 2011. It was purchased from Goldsmiths, part of the Aurum Group. The Deep Sea has superceded the traditional sea dweller and has been upgraded in many respects. The size has increased significantly and the watch is huge at 43 mm excluding the crown. The case is stainless steel Ringlock case which allows the case to withstand 2.98 metric tonnes of water pressure.. Full dimensions are below.  The watch has also got a greater depth rating at 12,800 feet or 3,900 metres. The crystal is now curved and very thick for the depth rating. Naturally the crystal is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The rotating bezel is a scratch resistant Cerachrom ceramic bezel doing away with the older bezel insert. The bracelet is also upgraded with thicker links, and the clasp is made more secure with a locking latch to secure it in place which is in addition to the fliplock safety clasp. It has a guidelock clasp system allowing for finer adjustments. Rolex watches are iconic watches that needs no introduction, the Deep Sea - Sea Dwellers is the bigger, tougher and more durable brother to the Submariner, which is the most successful and widely known divers watch in the world. Like the Submariner, it is the watch that set the standard in professional divers watches and one that most other divers watches aspire to emulate. It is a true professional instrument watch and one that can endure the toughest of conditions above and below the water. It is equally at home being worn with a suit or for weekend leisure. Needless to say it is an officially certified Swiss chronometer as indicated by the dial markings. It is a fully waterproof divers watch, has a sturdy uni directional, ratchet operated rotating bezel with screwed down crown and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It also has a helium escape valve for decompression purposes. The watch comes with the inner box, chronometer certificate, cards and everything that it was originally purchased with. Dimensions are: width is 43 mm excluding crown, 48 mm including crown and 52 mm lug to lug and thickness is 18 mm.


Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic

Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.