History is repeating itself at Baselworld this year with Rolex unveiling a watch that debuted way back in 1967 as a professional divers’ watch.
Today that model known as the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 is receiving a larger 43mm steel case and the latest generation movement in the calibre 3235.
It may seem like a minor update but make no mistake the latest movement is one of Rolex’s finest achievements in watchmaking to date featuring 14 patents on its design alone.
As such the movement now includes the exclusive Chronergy escapement and a lengthy power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
On the aesthetic front the Sea-Dweller receives a Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock to enhance the date reading whilst the black dial wears the familiar red ‘Sea-Dweller’ moniker in red – a nod to the very first model which appeared 50 years ago.
For diving purposes the dial is also filled with blue Chromalight lume to ensure visibility at depths of up to 1,220 metres.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 will retail for CHF 10,800.