Rolex sets the standard between the Submariner and the Sea-Dweller models when it comes to the ultimate diving watch. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 isn’t as known or infamous as the Datejust or the President. Still, it has a long, storied history of providing the rugged durability that is needed in a superior diver’s watch. Designed to go deeper than the Submariner on the wrists of saturation, divers all around the world are able to survive anything that comes its way, the Sea-Dweller is truly a one-of-a-kind timepiece.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 16600 was first introduced in 1988 to replace its predecessor, the “Triple Six” Sea-Dweller. This vintage model was an upgrade in design features and movement and designed to meld together the modern Rolex enhancements with a proper vintage look and appeal. This vintage, heirloom-quality timepiece is powered by the Cal. 3135 automatic mechanical chronometer 31 jewel movement and beats at a work-horse rate of 28,000 beats per hour with a power reserve of 48 hours.
Because this heart is so powerful in the Sea-Dweller reference 16600, it is still used in today’s Rolex watches almost 30 years later! These luxury wristwatches are designed to handle anything that comes their way and keep ticking in exceptionally accurate time. Experience the 2,000 ft difference in rugged elegance, durability, and heirloom-quality that comes with a Rolex Sea-Dweller ref 16600 today. They are the perfect addition to any luxury watch collection.