About two tears ago, Rolex decided to update its legendary dive watch, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, with a brand new movement as well as a redesigned watch case. For this year, the icon of watchmaking has decided to add a touch of luxury to one of its best purpose driven timepieces, by launching the new Sea-Dweller done it Rolesor. Rolesor is an amazing blend of Rolex’s Oysersteel, and its 18k yellow gold. This marks the very first time that yellow gold has been used in the making of a Sea-Dweller. Not only was yellow gold used for the rotating dive scale bezel, and the screw down crown, the gold was also used in the bracelet’s center links, and for the words Sea-Dweller in the text.
This was a fine gold replacement for the red text used in the past. The watch was always designed as a tough and practical tool watch used by pro divers worldwide. It had the helium escape valve, which was patented by Rolex, and it helped to regulated built up pressure accumulating in the watch case during the decompression experienced in deep water diving. This new Rolesor version of the Sea-Dweller measures in at 43 millimeters in diameter, and is 3 millimeters larger than before. The crystal is done in scratch resistant sapphire, and is perfectly clear.
The black dial comes with a Cyclops lens done over the date window which is located at the 3 o’clock position. This greatly improves visibility of the date. The watch has an incredible 1,200 meters of water resistance depth, and is a true dive watch if ever one was. The watch crown has the Triplock waterproof system, and is protected via a crown guard. The watch is powered by the Rolex Caliber 3235. This is a recently launched self winding watch movement which has plenty of new and innovative details.
The movement has the Chronergy Escapement made with magnetism resistant nickel phosphorus, rendering the movement high energy efficient, and very durable. The oscillator has a hairspring made of Parachrom, which is a Rolex’s very own paramagnetic metal alloy. It resists shocks better than any other hairspring, and it amazingly precise. The watch offers a power reserve of 70 hours, and as is the case with most Rolex watches, this is a Superlative Chronometer. More information is available about the watch at the official Rolex website, and for those who dive, the 1,200 meters of waterproof technology is a marvel to behold. thank you for reading, and have a great day.