Rolex was certainly a crowd pleaser this year at Basel. They hit the ball out of the park with the much anticipated “Pepsi” GMT-Master II. We are sure you have been reading a lot about this particular piece, however let’s look at their other releases, the Sea-Dweller 4000 and the Everose gold Skydweller.

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The new 116600 Sea-Dweller

The Sea-Dweller was one of those watches that was a true favourite amongst Rolex fans, however the Reference 16600 Sea-Dweller’s production came to an end in 2008. To satisfy the tastebuds of their fans, Rolex introduced the new Reference 116600 which comes in the same 40mm sized case, but this time with 904L stainless steel with Rolex’s signature ceramic bezel and their masterful Glidelock clasp.

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Equipped with the Glidelock clasp

The trustworthy Caliber 3135 is utilised in the Sea-Dweller and the signature helium escape valve (HeV) is still used to attain a depth rating of about 1200m. For those who are not familiar, the HeV allows tiny helium molecules to escape without putting the movement at risk. Another one to add onto the list for us given its unique appeal and no magnifying glass on the date window.

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Legendary Oyster case 

Three new flavours of the Sky-Dweller were introduced this year. An 18ct gold with brown alligator strap, an 18ct white gold again with an alligator strap, but best of all, a full Everose Sky-Dweller. This 42mm sized watch is Rolex’s most complicated. Although not very complicated when compared to other manufactures, it’s a big deal for Rolex. The bracelet comes with Rolex’s own EasyLink extension and the crown is a twin-lock water resistant system. Don’t be disappointed that it didn’t come with a Triplock system, this watch was never designed to be a dive watch.

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Our favourite, the Everose Sky-Dweller

As per other Sky-Dwellers, it contains the automatic Caliber 9001 that includes a dual time display and a simple but effective annual calendar. The Everose version will be priced at USD$48,850.

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Rolex’s most complex movement to date

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