Here it is… The large one for Rolex this year, the one that commends the 50th commemoration of the model, the new Sea-Dweller Single Red. More than anticipated to be dispatched, Rolex really astounds us with a watch highlighting a vintage reference. Unusual… But truth be told, other than this red line, there is considerably more to be found in this new Rolex Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600.
First things first, Rolex commends the 50th commemoration of the Sea-Dweller, a watch dispatched as an expert device in 1967, and the main watch commercialized with a helium get away from valve. For probably the first time, Rolex incorporates a vintage reference in one of its models, plainly not what we expected, but rather yet precisely the thing the authorities were sitting tight for: a “red Sea-Dweller”. Undoubtedly, the name of the watch, much the same as in the days of yore, is imprinted in that splendid red shading that most vintage authorities adulated. In any case, other than that, this new Rolex Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600 has substantially more to offer.
The case here advances. Not in material (904L tempered steel), not fit as a fiddle (still the customary and notorious Rolex jump watch look) however in size. The Rolex Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600 does without a doubt gauges 43mm, implying that it has developed of 3mm, compared to the past Sea-Dwelelr 4000 ref. 116600 introduced in 2014 – which doesn’t show up on Rolex’ site any longer. For the rest, the helium get away from valve is in its ideal spot and the ceramic bezel as well, with a completely graduated hour long scale. The Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600 is as yet water impervious to 4000ft/1220m. It includes a clam wristband with Oysterlock security catch and jumper extension.
In terms of advancements, we likewise note the specter of a cyclops on the dial, something fairly astonishing as the model never was fitted with it. Very Rolex in the look, this cyclops will positively satisfy current gatherers, perhaps vintage passionates. It will involve viewpoint. The hands and the markers are equivalent to the past model, obviously developed to fit the new 43mm breadth. They are completely covered with the standard blue Chromalight iridescent material.
Last however not least, the 2017 Rolex Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600 currently includes the most recent age of development by Rolex, the Caliber 3235 (same as Datejust 41 ), with the 70h force save, Chronergy escapement blue Parachrom hairspring, high-limit barrel, efficient gear train and new self-winding module. The plan and completing of the development has likewise been significantly improved compared to the more seasoned 31xx series.
The 2017 Rolex Sea-Dweller Single Red Ref. 126600 will be accessible at CHF 10,800. All the more later when we’ll have our hands on the watch.