Why we love it:
The Rolex Sea Dweller is one of the Swiss watch maker’s finest pieces. Often cited as the best line of diving watches in the world, it’s also the last great diving watch made. Finding a new Sea Dweller is almost impossible. Collectors wage war against each other for a second hand time piece from this line, and that’s not an exaggeration.
With a legendary status, cult popularity and absolutely magnificent engineering, the Sea Dweller is a worldwide favorite. Weighty yet extremely comfortable, wearers forget the timepieces are even on their wrists until commented upon.
The Sea Dweller features a rotating bezel and black dial that makes reading the watch easy, even at 4000 feet below the sea. This is the most ruggedly tough watch and its history is an interesting one. This watch must be manually wound, but the movement is silky smooth. Even Rolex is impressed!
Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises (COMEX), a world famous French underwater engineering and hyperbaric technology company teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Rolex to create the very best divers watch imaginable. Because the French company began servicing deep sea off-shore oil rigs and no watch could withstand the demands of the job, they came to Rolex. A world-class diver’s watch was borne.
Changes and Styles:
Since the 1960s, COMEX and Rolex have been improving upon the Sea Dweller line in order to equip elite divers, Navy servicemen and water lovers worldwide. The original 1665 Sea Dweller by Rolex was rated for