By Jovan Krstevski
The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Watch Ref. 116600 is one among the new releases for 2014 at Baselworld. Rolex has updated their Sea-Dweller range with a new look for 2014, it brings back some of the design from the previous Sea-Dweller 16600 which was discontinued in 2008.
The new watch has a very similar design with the old one, but there are some differences. Another thing that the new Sea-Dweller has incommon with the previous models is that it has remained untouched when it comes to the case size, which is still 40mm wide, but the design gives us a more reserved look in a polished and satin finished 904L steel case.
The Sea-Dweller 4000 watch is powered by the same Rolex 3135 movement that is found in the 116610 Submariner Date, the Sea-Dweller features also Parachrom hairspring and COSC certification. The movement delivers a power reserve of 42 hours. The watch is equipped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and the unidirectional 60-minute graduated bezel is made of ultra-resistant black Cerachrom ceramic while the engraved numerals and graduations are coated with platinum.
The new Sea-Dweller 4000 is also water resistant to 4,000 feet/1220 meters, it also features the iconic helium escape valve, and crown is of course screw-down to help it from the water to get in the movement. Another distinctive feature of the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 is the Oysterlock folding safety clasp with Glidelock extension system. Rolex has also applied blue Chromalight for the white gold hands and hour markers, which goes very well together with the lovely black satin-finished dial.
Overall, the new Sea-Dweller 4000 from Rolex got my attention due many aspects and the price will be about $10,000. For more info, please visit rolex.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!