Next In Line: Sea-Dweller ref. 16600
We have now shown up at the fourth section of our inside and out glance at the historical backdrop of the Rolex Sea-Dweller. Next—after the Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 “DRSD,” ref. 1665 “Extraordinary White,” and the 16660 “Triple Six “— was the Rolex SD ref. 16600. In the event that you haven’t read the past portions of this arrangement, we recommend that you do prior to jumping into this one. How about we inspect the subtleties of the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600.
Let’s inspect the subtleties of the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600
The Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 was introduced in 1988 to supplant the previous ref. 16660 “Triple Six” Sea-Dweller. While both the ref. 16660 and the ref. 16600 were very much like in tasteful, there are a couple of unobtrusive differences.
The ref. 16600 finds some kind of harmony between having present day Rolex improvements, while as yet donning a dash of vintage claim. For example. the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 games an Oyster wristband with the strong end joins. Truth be told, brisk side note: the Sea-Dweller was the principal Rolex to incorporate the strong end links—well before the Submariner and GMT-Master II. On the other side, the ref. 16600 actually has haul holes—something not accessible on modern Rolex watches—thus, making wristband exchanging a breeze. Also, the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 on a NATO tie looks especially awesome. The Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 likewise holds the chamfered edges on the hauls, which is particularly interesting to vintage Rolex watch enthusiasts.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 was introduced in 1988 to supplant the first ref. 16660 “Triple Six” Sea-Dweller.
The Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 had a long creation run, from 1988 until 2008, and during that time, the luminescence material on the dial changed. Up until around 1998, the Sea-Dweller dials included tritium for lume , which was at last supplanted by SuperLumiNova. The presence of tritium is meant by the “SWISS-T < 25” label beneath the 6 o’clock marker. Normally, when Rolex utilized SuperLumiNova all things considered, the name changed to simply say “SWISS” and afterward some time later “SWISS MADE.”
Since the plan contrasts from its archetype were so negligible, it very well may be accepted that the principle reason Rolex changed the reference number from 16660 to 16600 was because of its new type. The Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 ran on Caliber 3135 instead of the Caliber 3035 of the past ref. 16660.
The plan contrasts from its archetype were so negligible we can accept one thing.
The Rolex Caliber 3135 programmed mechanical chronometer development has 31 gems, a recurrence of 28,000 beats each hour, and a force hold of 48 hours. The extreme Rolex workhorse, the Caliber 3135 is as yet utilized in the present Rolex’s watches—almost 30 years after its 1988 debut.
Goodbye Sea-Dweller… For Now
In 2008, to the consternation of many, Rolex retired the Sea-Dweller as far as we might be concerned and supplanted it with the bigger and more water safe Deepsea Sea-Dweller (DSSD)—a totally different plunging watch model. Notwithstanding, it ended up being just a six-year break, since Rolex astonished everybody with the Sea-Dweller 4000 ref. 116600 of every 2014 . Also, that Sea-Dweller 4000 ref. 116600 will, obviously, be the subject of our next article, so don’t miss it!
Do you own a Rolex Sea-Dweller? Provided that this is true, which reference is it? We’d love to hear from you in our comment segment below!