The Rolex Sea-Dweller Design
Rubber B has developed 3 designer bracelets for the Rolex Sea-Dweller. The Sea-Dweller from Rolex is a brilliant example of Rolex engineering and advancement of horological ingenuity. This timepiece is designed for extreme depth diving. It supports water resistance to an unbelievable 4000 feet. Rolex built the Sea-Dweller with its time-honored Oyster case. Most noteworthy, they built the Sea-Dweller with a 43 mm case. The platinum coated tactile edge around the bezel gives divers the ability to adjust the dive time precisely to their dive and decompression times. Consequently this provides extreme visibility even in the darkest parts of the ocean depths.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller was launched in 1967, and Rolex continued to develop its extreme diver watches. It unveiled the Deepsea version in 2008 supporting a dive depth of 12,800 feet.
The Sea-Dweller has excellent legibility in dark conditions. Similarly, it has large Chromalight hour markers and hands which provide a long-lasting blue glow. The date window on the Sea Dweller is uniquely visible. In contrast, Rolex removed the cyclops lens on the Deepsea model.
Exceptional Features of the Sea-Dweller
First of all, each Sea-Dweller has an escape valve which allows proper decompression in the hyperbaric chamber. Also, this chamber is composed mostly of helium. These tiny helium molecules penetrate the watch case through the gaskets. Therefore, the pressure inside the timepiece can equalize with the pressure inside the changing habitat.
Similarly, the patented gas escape valve keeps the scratchproof sapphire crystal from popping off due to high pressure during decompression. For that reason, the Sea-Dweller preserves the tight waterproofness of the Oyster case and the integrity of the ultimate diver’s timepiece.
The innovative case design utilizing a grade 5 titanium and nitrogen-alloyed steel allows the Deepsea to withstand weight up to 3 tonnes. The incredible strength of this timepiece allowed James Cameron to turn the Rolex Deepsea into one of his greatest characters. He showed how the timepiece could withstand the dive depth of 11,000 feet deep in the Mariana Trench. The trench is one of the deepest parts of the entire Earth’s ocean.
The Sea-Dweller Reference 126600 has a calibre 3235 self-winding movement. It has a 70 hour power reserve. It is certified as a superlative chronometer. The Sea-Dweller comes with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp and the Rolex Glidelock extension system. It has a Fliplock extension link – allowing divers to easily adjust the watch band on the wrist or on top of a dive suit.
Three Bracelets for the Rolex Sea-Dweller
Rubber B developed 3 designer bracelets for the Rolex Sea-Dweller. Firstly, this includes a Vulcanized Rubber strap precision engineered to fit Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm. Then, this strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, including solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Sea-Dweller case.
Hans Wilsdorf remained tapped into the zeitgeists of the time and made sure that Rolex wristwatches went along for the ride.
A 316L Stainless Steel buckle comes with this strap. The finish will last a lifetime. Rubber B makes each bracelet in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used. This creates a non-toxic, non marking, and allergen free bracelet. The rubber band matches the exceptional beauty and strength to this exquisite diver’s tool.
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