In 2017, Rolex released a new generation of its Sea-Dweller watches as a replacement of the Reference 116600 series.
Featuring a 43mm diameter case in Oystersteel and the self-winding 3235 calibre, the Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 maintains a water resistance of 1,220 metres or 4,000 feet.
The first model from this generation is Reference 126600-0001, which features a black dial with red SEA-DWELLER inscription as a tribute to the Single Red prototypes produced in the 1960s. In 2021, Rolex replaced this model with a new reference 126600-0002.
The majority of the aesthetic and technical characteristics of both references remain same. A notable difference is that the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600-0002 comes without the Fliplock extension links.
Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 43mm, Reference 126600-0002
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 43 mm
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Water resistance: 1,220 metres / 4,000 feet, helium escape valve
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding movement
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system
Black dial with red SEA-DWELLER text
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)