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ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600 SD4000: Our 5 Minute Review

by Paul Symonds January 13, 2021 3 min read

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600 SD4000: Our 5 Minute Review | Swiss Watch Trader

OUR 5 MINUTE REVIEW OF THE ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600 SD4000

Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex SEA DWELLER 116600 SD4000. Rolex returned to a 40mm Sea-Dweller in 2014 with the Rolex Sea Dweller 116600, or SD4000. Although the 116600 had the same diameter case as the Submariner at 40mm, the case was slightly thicker in order to accommodate the helium escape valve to ensure a depth rating of 1220m.  

OUR ROLEX SEA DWELLER REVIEWS

 

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600

Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 

In 2008, Rolex discontinued the 40mm Sea Dweller 16600 and replaced it with the 44mm Rolex Deepsea 116660. In 2014 Rolex returned to a 40mm Sea Dweller with the Rolex Sea-Dweller 116600, or SD4000. Although the 116600 had the same diameter case as the Submariner at 40mm, the case was slightly thicker in order to accommodate the helium escape valve to ensure a depth rating of 1220m. The Sea Dweller 4000 also featured a black ceramic bezel with divers scale, matte black dial with applied hour markers, Mercedes style hands and was powered by the calibre 3135 automatic movement. The 116600 was fitted with an oyster bracelet with glide-lock clasp. The Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 4000 was discontinued in 2017 making it one of the shortest production runs for any Rolex sports model. 

 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Sea Dweller
Model Number: 116600
Bezel:
Black Cerachrom (ceramic) - 120 Click
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3135
Depth Rating: 1220m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600 - 3135 MOVEMENT: 

Rolex Sea Dweller 116600

The Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 is powered by the caliber 3135, a certified Chronometer with 31 jewels. The calibre 3135 was first announced by Rolex in 1988, and over four decades later, the movement is still in production. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 48 hours. It displays seconds, hours, minutes, and date at 3 o’clock. The Rolex Caliber 3135 is a movement that is used in a large number of watches from Rolex. As such, if you see a Rolex watch with a date function, chances are, it is powered by the 3135.

   

BUYING A ROLEX SEA DWELLER 116600

Rolex Sea Dweller 116600

Our collection of Rolex watches include the Rolex Sea Dweller 116600. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 and unless there is a valid reason, ALL our Rolex Sea Dweller watches will include their original boxes and papers. When buying any Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 you need to ensure you are getting the very best example with as much of the original paraphernalia as possible. You should always look for a Rolex Sea Dweller that is complete with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate or card, manuals, hang tags and if possible original sales receipt. For more information on how to buy a Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex Sea Dweller 116600 on finance, head over to the information section.

Want to know more about the Rolex Sea Dweller 116600? Why not read our article on the History of the Rolex Sea Dweller which as well at the 116600, details a brief history of the many versions of the Rolex Sea Sweller since its release in 1967. For more information on other Rolex watch models including the Sea Dweller, Daytona and Explorer, head over to the News & Reviews section. Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of our new, used, pre-owned and second hand Rolex Sea Dweller watches.

 

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Paul Symonds
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