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Rolex Deepsea

With a maximum maximum operating depth of 3,900 m, the Deepsea is Rolex' most powerful diving watch – and presumably one of the few luxury watches that can be worn for both diving expeditions and soirees. Purchasing a pre-owned Deepsea is an affordable way of soon becoming the owner of this legendary watch.  More

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Buy Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea watches new, vintage and used with certificate

How can you easily and safely invest in a Rolex Deepsea?

Buying a certified pre-owned Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea is an ideal opportunity to make a long-term investment. Especially limited editions are very popular in the watch world. Watchmaster has many ways to fund your Rolex Deepsea. You can easily pay with your credit card or on instalments over a period of time which you can choose on your own. Feel free to call our customer service for advice on financing or get a personal consultation before purchasing a Rolex Deepsea watch.

Features of the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea

If you compare the Rolex Submariner, Sea-Dweller and Deepsea, you will notice the different sizes visually. The Submariner is the smallest watch of the Rolex divers watches with a 40 mm case diameter. The Rolex Sea-Dweller (Ref. 126600) measures 43 mm and the Rolex Deepsea (Ref. 116660) has a diameter of 44 mm. This size is necessary to guarantee water resistance and pressure equalization in extreme depths. With the introduction of the reference 126600 at the Baselworld in 2017, the Sea-Dweller also comes with the typical Rolex Cyclops lens on the crystal.

D-Blue James Cameron dial of a Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 diver's watch

The Deepsea D-Blue is a wanted collector's item

The Rolex Sea-Dweller and Deepsea both come with a black dial and black bezel. Thus, although they are a real eye-catcher because of their size, but are understated enough with the simple stainless steel bracelet and clean design, so as not to appear pretentious. In honour of the solo dive by James Cameron, at Baselworld 2014 Rolex presented a special Deepsea model with a blue-black gradient dial. The radiant blue, which turns into a deep black, symbolises the course of a deep-sea dive. The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue Dial Edition 116660 is a highly sought-after collector's model, which has gained greatly in value since its launch in 2014.

Interesting models of the Sea-Dweller Deepsea at a glance

How much costs a Rolex Deepsea watch?

  • The classic of the Rolex Deepsea series is the black Deepsea 116660. Water-resistant to 3,900 meters, it is the perfect companion for every dive or other adventures and also fits perfectly with its simple elegance to a tuxedo. In a certified used condition you can buy the Deepsea for a purchase price of 9,400 €.

  • The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue Dial James Cameron Edition 116660 is definitely an eye-catcher for every situation with its fancy blue-black dial. This popular watch is also waterproof to a depth of 3,900 meters. The name "Deepsea" is, unlike other models, kept in the same green as the submarine Challenger, which dived together with the Rolex Deepsea to the lowest point on earth, the Mariana Trench. Since it is a special edition of the Deepsea, these models are in great demand and rarely available for purchase. We currently offer the watch for a price of 12,990 € (2017).

  • If the Rolex Deepsea is a little too large, you can grab the smaller model Sea-Dweller 126600 with a case size of 43mm. The successor of the Ref. 116600, also in a plain black colour, comes with one of a typical Rolex Cyclops and costs around 12,810 € (2019).

  • For those who still like it a little bit slimmer, the Sea-Dweller 16600 may be the right choice. The model comes with a case size of 40 mm and does not have a cyclops magnifying glass which lets it appear smaller. A certified, pre-owned model costs € 7,500 (1999).

  • The Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 was launched in 2018 at Baselworld. In contrast to its predecessor, the 116660, the bracelet has been adapted a bit more to the proportions of the case and there was also a new movement, the next-generation 3235 calibre installed. The reference can be purchased either with a black dial for 13,250 € or with the so-called "D-Blue" dial for 14,630 €.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 stainless steel watch with D-Blue dial

The history of the Rolex Deepsea

The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, short Rolex Deepsea, brings a long history with it. It all began in 1926 when the Rolex Oyster, the world's first waterproof watch, was unveiled. Based on this then revolutionary new technology, a new standard for Rolex watches was born. In 1953, the legendary Rolex Submariner Ref. 6204 was launched for the first time. It is still considered an icon of diving watches and was capable to dive to a depth of up to 100 meters without losing its water resistance. Already in 1960, a first test model of the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea was sent on an expedition to the deepest point of the seas, the Mariana Trench. The explorer Jacques Picard had a Rolex Deep-Sea Special attached to the outer skin of his submariner Trieste and set a record with this dive.

In 1967, Rolex filed another innovative patent, which is second to none today. In order to dive deeper, Rolex developed a helium valve, which ensures pressure equalization when surfacing after deeper dives, thus preventing the watch glass from popping out. The Rolex Sea-Dweller series was now able to reliably display the time down to a depth of 1,220 metres. Today, with the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea you can dive up to 3,900 meters, making this a real record holder.

Other interesting Rolex series

  • As an entry-level model, the Rolex Air-King is recommended. Worn by British fighter pilots during World War II, it impresses with its striking size and classic-simple Rolex design.

  • The Rolex Daytona is named after the eponymous car race at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. With a tachymeter display on the bezel, it is not only for racers a useful companion.

  • The Rolex Submariner is the classic among diving watches and an absolute icon. Even James Bond showed that she wears both a tuxedo and a diving suit.

  • The Rolex GMT Master II is the pilot's watch series from Rolex. It is still associatively linked to the luxury airline Pan Am and, thanks to the display of multiple time zones, it is not only interesting for frequent travellers.

  • The Rolex Milgauss can withstand magnetic fields of up to 1,000 Gauss without being influenced in their accuracy. A characteristic is the orange arrow-shaped hand, which makes this model a real eye-catcher.

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