About the Rolex Seadweller
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller is a collection of diver's watches manufactured by Rolex specifically designed to withstand the extreme pressure that deep sea divers endure. With an underwater diving depth resistance of 610 meters (2,000 ft) for the vintage models, and up to 3,900 meters (12,800 ft) for the Sea-Dweller DEEP-SEA model, it has become unanimously popular in the diving world.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 (2000 ft or 610 m) was launched in 1967 and was developed from the Submariner. The watch was originally created for Comex S.A. (an industrial deep-sea diving company), by increasing crystal thickness and producing several variations of the watch.
The Sea-Dweller comes in three models, the original Sea-Dweller, The Rolex DEEP-SEA, and the Rolex DEEP-SEA D-BLUE DIAL. Most of the Sea-Dweller watches in the collection have a helium escape valve for saturation diving, although the early Sea-Dwellers timepieces did not always have the escape valve. The ultra-resistant models specifically designed for professional divers were engineered by Rolex for the conquest of the deep sea. They are waterproof up to a depth of 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) for the Rolex Sea-Dweller and 12,800 feet (3,900 meters) for the Rolex DEEP-SEA.
The Sea-Dweller collection is an amazing technological accomplishment that is the result of decades of collaboration with the best diving professionals in the world.