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Rolex Sea-Dweller: new version at Basel 2014

Rolex Sea-Dweller: new version at Basel 2014

Amo the watches produced by Rolex,

the Seadweller is one of those that has always had the most success and charm.

A robust, technical watch,

made to go deep

(1,220 meters even if we will later see it on the wrists of people who live only in the city)

and resistant to almost any stress.

A Rolex designed to be worn always and in any case as it does not fear anything with its robustness.watch

When the Hydra VIII mission of the Comex company (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises)

set the world record for deep-sea diving in 1988, at a depth of 534 meters,

the expedition’s watch was a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Chronometer:

the model is part of the standard equipment of this world leader in underwater engineering.

The only one in which the company’s divers have full confidence

during their ultra-deep saturation descents,

where the precise timing of each stage is of vital importance.

The watch with which they successfully conducted

thousands of underwater missions in extreme conditions.

a tool for conquering the depths of the sea thanks to the helium escape valve patented by Rolex, is now re-proposed in an updated version that benefits from the latest Rolex technical innovations, while retaining the iconic aesthetics of the original model.fake rolex watch

Designed in 1967, water resistant to 610 meters and from 1978 up to 1,220 meters, the Sthe watch of the pioneers of the depths, those who will be called aquanauts,

the explorers of the hydrosphere,

the aquatic space that covers about 70 % of our planet.

Like them, the Sea ‑ Dweller had to adapt to artificial breathing mixtures designed for high pressures,

composed of light gases such as helium or hydrogen.

Like them, he had to undergo the long decompression phase during his ascent to the surface, to eliminate these gases without suffering

damage and without incurring the famous

and potentially fatal decompression accident of divers.

To this end, the Sea-Dweller inaugurated an important innovation developed and patented by Rolex in 1967: the helium escape valve. This ingenious safety valve, integrated into the watch case, played its part in the development of diving to great depths, of which Comex is undoubtedly the most illustrious representative. The long-awaited founder and president of the company, the pioneer of deep-sea diving Henri ‑ Germain Delauze, said about his favorite watch: “A diver who uses hydrogen cannot live without his Rolex”. And he added: “During the dive, time is a vital fact”. When it comes to timing of operations, changing gas mixes, length of decompression stops, entering or exiting the turret, seconds matter. It is of paramount importance to have an accurate, robust and reliable watch ”.best replica watches

In 2014,

x revives the legend of professional diving

with a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 4000,

made more current. This technical model, water-resistant to 1,220 meters

and 40 mm in diameter,

is a concentrate of Rolex’s most recent innovations: the Cerachrom bezel disc in unalterable ceramic; Chromalight display with long-lasting luminescent material; the paramagnetic blue Parachrom spiral; the Oysterlock safety clip; the Rolex Glidelock bracelet extension system. The watch, of course, is equipped with the function that is at the origin of its fame: the helium escape valve.

I found it simply beautiful.

I also thank Stefano Mazzariol and Robert Maron for using their photos.

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