Rolex Sea Dweller
Rolex earned many firsts in the history of horlegerie since its establishment in 1908. Amongst its many firsts are the first waterproof watch known as the Oyster (1926), the Perpetual watch (1936), the Datejust (1945), the Oyster Perpetual Submariner (1953), the GMTMaster (1954) and the Daydate (1956). Rolexs thrusts for perfection and hope to be relevant to mankind propelled the watch company to continuously innovate and improve on its craft. This led Rolex to create functional, high-tech and high performance Professional watches.
Now in a bigger 43 mm diameter, Single Red writing of Sea Dweller and don’t ask my why but yes you see it correctly, it’s got a cyclops for it’s 50th anniversary 1967 – 2017 ….People rather buy the Submariner, as those look have become much more iconic then the old size lookalike Sea Dweller ref 116600.
When Rolex adds the 43 mm instead of the old 40 mm Sea Dweller you will see new diameters of 43 & 44 mm. Which will make the Sea Dweller different again then the Submariner. But not to much, because Submariner is the sales king, thus we add the cyclops no matter what.
Minor differences by using new colors on the dials or bezels, updated bracelets or new case diameters. All with all Basel World show has become more of an important marketing show instead of introducing spectacular watch news and new models.