Rolex Dive Watches – Submariner & Sea-Dweller

The Rolex Submariner is the original Rolex diver’s watch – their flagship underwater timepiece since 1953. For those wanting to go to extreme depths (3,900 metres) – they have the Rolex Sea-Dweller – a record breaking Deepsea legend.

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Rolex Submariner – introduced in 1953

The original Rolex divers watch was the Submariner, first appearing in 1953, interestingly the same year as the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Several decades of improvements through engineering innovation have further refined this must have Swiss timepiece to perfection. Newer models (since 2008) have been certified to 300m (1220ft) water resistancy.  To look great for years they also feature Rolex’s patented Cerachrom bezels – an incredibly tough ceramic substance that should outlast and outshine more traditional materials.

Example of a Rolex Submariner available at Kensington Gate Watches

The watch above is a fine example of a pre-owned Rolex Submariner sold recently by our partners at Kensington Gate Watches.

Some examples discovered recently on eBay

All the watches shown below have been sold this year on eBay. We’ve found very nice, full set examples of Rolex watches like Sea-Dweller 116660 (first watch – sold by Kensington Gate Watches) the Rolex Kermit (full set – private seller) and the Rolex 114060 Submariner No Date (another Kensington Gate Rolex). It might not be the first place that springs to mind when looking to buy, or sell, a Breitling watch – but it’s definitely worth checking.

Many timepieces selling for over £1,500 (or $1,500) in the UK (USA) are covered by the eBay Certificate of Authenticity. Keep an eye out for the BLUE TICK on the listing. If it’s got the BLUE TICK – you know it’s a 100% genuine Breitling – independently certified.

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The famous trio – Kermit, Hulk and Smurf

The Submariner range features three distinct styles given nicknames by Rolex fans. You won’t find Rolex official referring to these models with this nomenclature. However, like the Seiko Pepsi, these watches are more commonly known by their nicknames

Certified Authentic Pre-owned Rolex Watches

Please note – watches listed on this page come from a variety of sellers. Most, but NOT all are covered by the eBay Guarantee of Authenticity. If in doubt – please buy your Rolex watch from a trader covered under the eBay Authenticity Guarantee(direct link). Remove any concerns with a Certificate of Authenticity from an Independent Testing Agency. This service is offered FREE to all shoppers in the UK & USA

New Models of Submariner

In 2020 Rolex released a new Submariner range using model codes 1266nn(xx). Naturally, demand for these new models is high and prices for new full set versions can be more than double the official Rolex price. One of those on the “most wanted” lists of many watch collectors is the 126610LV (Submariner Kermit). Featuring an Oystersteel case, black dial and a distinctly deeper green dive bezel. Accordingly, this new green model has already inherited the nickname of the NEW Rolex Kermit.

Power Reserve of 70 hours – Calibre 3230

These new models feature the Rolex Calibre 3230 self-winding mechanical movement (calibre 3235 in the Submariner DATE models). It can be hand wound if left unworn for several days. Following a full wind the calibre 3230 movement should provide accurate (within +/- 2 sec/day) timekeeping for up to 70 hours. Keep it on your wrist and it will run and run – wound by the perpetual rotor. Like all Rolex Oyster models the Submariner has passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.

The stunning Rolex Calibre 3230 found inside the new Rolex Submariner

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Chromalight Display – illuminating the depths

When the sun goes down, or diving under the waves, you can rely on the dial’s Chromalight display. Another Rolex original innovation providing impressive visibility at depth and in the dark. Simple shapes are used for the our markers – triangles, circles and rectangles. To enable instant reading the broad hour and minute hands eprovide reliable reading – essential when diving underwater.

Rolex Submariner listed in the last 24 hours

A selection of new & used Rolex Submariner watches listed for sale today. This list includes ALL models and variants. Please scroll down for a filtered look at popular models like the Smurf, Hulk and Kermit.

Please note – these listings come from a variety of sellers. Some watches may NOT be covered by a Guarantee of Authenticity. For 100% confidence and investment security please consider purchasing a Rolex Submariner covered under the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅. All watches sold there are independently tested and certified before dispatch to the buyer at ZERO COST to the customer. Your genuine Rolex watch is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity independently verified. If you only click one link on this website – click the link below for investment security and peace of mind.

Click here >> Certified Authentic Rolex ✅ (direct eBay link)

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ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 116619LB MEN’S #HD041

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 116619LB MEN’S #HD041. This watch is available now for US$41,356.80. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a sell…

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Rolex Submariner Date 18k Yellow Gold/Steel Black Mens 40mm Watch E 16613

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Submariner Date 18k Yellow Gold/Steel Black Mens 40mm Watch E 16613. This watch is available now for US$13,550.00. The seller is located in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. The condition of this watch has been listed as…

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Polished ROLEX Submariner 16610 Date E Serial Steel Automatic Watch BF554438

🇬🇧 delivery : A Polished ROLEX Submariner 16610 Date E Serial Steel Automatic Watch BF554438. This watch is available now for £8,673.33. The seller is located in Tokyo, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is b…

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NEW OCT 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW OCT 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV. This watch is available now for £13,623.20. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been lis…

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Rolex Submariner 116619LB | SMURF | White Gold | Blue Dial & Bezel – Mens Watch

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Submariner 116619LB | SMURF | White Gold | Blue Dial & Bezel – Mens Watch . This watch is available now for £42,500.00. The seller is located in Fareham, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been list…

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PRE-SALE Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” Auto Steel Mens Watch 116610LV COMING SOON

🇺🇸 delivery : A PRE-SALE Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” Auto Steel Mens Watch 116610LV COMING SOON. This watch is available now for US$21,450.00. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this…

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Rolex Submariner 16610LV ‘Kermit’ | Full Set | 2022 Rolex Service | 2006 | MINT

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Submariner 16610LV ‘Kermit’ | Full Set | 2022 Rolex Service | 2006 | MINT. This watch is available now for US$18,463.18. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been lis…

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MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619

🇺🇸 delivery : A MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619. This watch is available now for US$38,753.30. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has be…

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Polished ROLEX Submariner 16610 Date E Serial Steel Automatic Watch BF554438

🇺🇸 delivery : A Polished ROLEX Submariner 16610 Date E Serial Steel Automatic Watch BF554438. This watch is available now for US$10,589.41. The seller is located in Tokyo, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This wa…

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What to pay for a Rolex Submariner

Expect to pay anything from £5,000 to £30,000 for a pre-owned Rolex Submariner. The massive difference in price can be appointed to several factors including:

  • Provenance – the better the proof of authenticity / original ownership to more expensive the watch will be
  • Model variety – the Rolex Submariner is available with several case materials. The cheapest being Rolex Oystelsteel – then Oystersteel and Yellow Gold and finally White Gold
  • Popularity – there is huge interest at the moment in the Rolex Smurf (blue bezel), the Rolex Hulk (all green) and the Rolex Kermit (green & black). Prices of these models reflect their popularity especially the HULK which has NOT been reproduced in the new line up.
  • Rarity – some models are much rarer than others. We have seen models from the 1970’s sell for over £25,000. Standard steel cased models but the harder to find NO DATE version, complete with box, papers and original jeweller’s receipt.
  • Do your research – this is a major investment. Research the specific model on websites such as Chrono24.co.uk and Watchfinder.com. Narrow it down to a specific model number and year eg – “Rolex Submariner 116610LN Black”

Rolex Submariner Smurf 116619LB / 126619LB

A selection of Rolex Submariner 116619LB & 126619LB – also known as the Rolex SMURF. A stunning diver’s watch with BLUE bezel. LB stands for “Lunette Bleu” which literally means blue bezel. The Rolex ref 116619LB is the true ALL BLUE Smurf. The newer Rolex ref 126619LB features a BLUE bezel and contrasting BLACK dial.

Below is a sample of Rolex Smurf watches listed for sale today. Please note – for 100% confidence & investment security please consider purchasing your Rolex Submariner Smurf within the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅. Your genuine Rolex is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity independently verified. If you only click one link on this website – please click the link below for investment security and peace of mind.

Click here >> Certified Authentic Rolex ✅ (direct eBay link)

ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 116619LB MEN’S #HD041

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 116619LB MEN’S #HD041. This watch is available now for US$41,356.80. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller wi…

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Rolex Submariner 116619LB | SMURF | White Gold | Blue Dial & Bezel – Mens Watch

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Submariner 116619LB | SMURF | White Gold | Blue Dial & Bezel – Mens Watch . This watch is available now for £42,500.00. The seller is located in Fareham, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as…

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MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619

🇺🇸 delivery : A MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619. This watch is available now for US$38,753.30. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been li…

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MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619

🇬🇧 delivery : A MINT 2017 Rolex Submariner Date Ceramic White Gold Smurf Blue 40mm Watch 116619. This watch is available now for £32,009.00. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been list…

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MINT Rolex Submariner Smurf 116619 18k White Gold Blue 40mm Ceramic Watch Box

🇺🇸 delivery : A MINT Rolex Submariner Smurf 116619 18k White Gold Blue 40mm Ceramic Watch Box. This watch is available now for US$36,992.13. The seller is located in Huntington, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been listed as…

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Rolex Submariner 126619LB 18ct White Gold | 2022 | Full Stickers | Full Set |

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Submariner 126619LB 18ct White Gold | 2022 | Full Stickers | Full Set |. This watch is available now for £35,500.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This wat…

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Rolex Submariner Kermit 16610LV / 126610LV (Starbucks)

A selection of Rolex Submariner Kermit watches incorporating two models – reference 16610LV and 126610LV. A highly collectible Rolex diver’s watch with a distinctive green bezel and contrasting black dial. LV stands for “Lunette Verte” which literally means green bezel. The newer 126610LV with it’s darker green bezel is sometimes referred to as the Rolex Starbucks as shown below

A Rolex 126610LV otherwise known as the Rolex Kermit with black dial and green bezel

Below is a selection of Rolex Kermit watches listed for sale today. Please note – for 100% confidence & investment security please consider purchasing your Rolex Submariner Kermit within the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅. Your genuine Rolex is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity independently verified. If you only click one link on this website – please click the link below for investment security and peace of mind.

Click here >> Certified Authentic Rolex ✅ (direct eBay link)

NEW OCT 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW OCT 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV. This watch is available now for £13,623.20. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been lis…

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Rolex Submariner 16610LV ‘Kermit’ | Full Set | 2022 Rolex Service | 2006 | MINT

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Submariner 16610LV ‘Kermit’ | Full Set | 2022 Rolex Service | 2006 | MINT. This watch is available now for US$18,463.18. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been lis…

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NEW OCTOBER 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW OCTOBER 2022 Rolex Submariner 41mm Date GREEN KERMIT Ceramic Watch 126610LV. This watch is available now for £13,623.20. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been…

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2020 PAPERS Rolex Submariner 41mm GREEN KERMIT Ceramic 126610LV Watch

🇺🇸 delivery : A 2020 PAPERS Rolex Submariner 41mm GREEN KERMIT Ceramic 126610LV Watch. This watch is available now for US$15,992.13. The seller is located in Huntington, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pr…

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ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 41mm 126610LV STARBUCKS-KERMIT UNWORN UK 2022 B&P

🇬🇧 delivery : A ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 41mm 126610LV STARBUCKS-KERMIT UNWORN UK 2022 B&P. This watch is available now for £14,950.00. The seller is located in GB, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags.…

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ROLEX SUBMARINER Date 16610LV M (2008) #W753

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SUBMARINER Date 16610LV M (2008) #W753. This watch is available now for US$21,436.74. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller wi…

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Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV

A selection of Rolex Submariner 116610LV – also known as the Rolex HULK – listed in the last couple of days.  A very popular Rolex diver’s watch with a distinctive green bezel and matching green dial. LV stands for “Lunette Verte” which literally means green bezel.

The ALL Green - Rolex Submariner HULK 116610LV

Below is a selection of Rolex Hulk watches listed for sale today. Please note – for 100% confidence & investment security please consider purchasing your Rolex Submariner Hulk within the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅. Your genuine Rolex is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity independently verified. If you only click one link on this website – please click the link below for investment security and peace of mind.

Click here >> Certified Authentic Rolex ✅ (direct eBay link)

PRE-SALE Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” Auto Steel Mens Watch 116610LV COMING SOON

🇺🇸 delivery : A PRE-SALE Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” Auto Steel Mens Watch 116610LV COMING SOON. This watch is available now for US$21,450.00. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this…

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Rolex Submariner Date ‘Hulk’ Men’s Watch – 116610LV – 2016

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Submariner Date ‘Hulk’ Men’s Watch – 116610LV – 2016. This watch is available now for £17,250.00. The seller is located in Bradford, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. Th…

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ROLEX SUBMARINER GREEN 2019 HULK BOX PAPERS 116610LV still under Rolex warranty!

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SUBMARINER GREEN 2019 HULK BOX PAPERS 116610LV still under Rolex warranty!. This watch is available now for US$21,500.00. The seller is located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. The condition of this watch has b…

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ROLEX Submariner 116610LV Hulk Pre Owned from 2019 Green Ceramic bezel  MINT

🇬🇧 delivery : A ROLEX Submariner 116610LV Hulk Pre Owned from 2019 Green Ceramic bezel MINT. This watch is available now for £18,750.00. The seller is located in hawkinge, Kent, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Use…

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Rolex Submariner Green – 116610LV ‘HULK’ Discontinued

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Submariner Green – 116610LV ‘HULK’ Discontinued. This watch is available now for £18,900.00. The seller is located in Basildon, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This wa…

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MINT Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV Green Ceramic 40mm Watch Box

🇺🇸 delivery : A MINT Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV Green Ceramic 40mm Watch Box. This watch is available now for US$20,492.13. The seller is located in Huntington, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-own…

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The Rolex Sea-Dweller – going DEEPSEA deep

Planning a trip to the deepest parts of the world’s oceans then you’ll want the Rolex Sea-Dweller to accompany you. And that’s what James Cameron the mogul movie director did. He bravely took the Rolex Sea-Dweller to world record depths in his one man Deepsea Challenger submarine.

Rolex Sea-Dweller available from Kensington Gate Watches

The watch above is a stunning example of a used Rolex Sea-Dweller sold recently by our partners at Kensington Gate Watches. All watches sold here are independently Certified Authentic

The COMEX connection

In 1967 in collaboration with COMEX – Rolex produced their first Sea-Dweller with helium escape valve. It was only in 1971 that this slayer of the deep was offered to the general public. The Rolex Sea-Dweller was initially certified to a depth of 610m. Today’s models have a waterproof rating of 1,220m (4,000ft) and 3,900m (12,800ft) – the latter being the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea. A selection of Rolex Sea-Dweller dive watches listed for sale in the last few days.

Example of a Rolex Comex Sea-Dweller sold by Bob's Watches
source Bob’ Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller listed in the last 24 hours

A selection of new & used Rolex Sea-Dweller watches listed for sale today. This list includes ALL models and variants including the very popular James Cameron 116660 Sea-Dweller Deepsea and the 126600 Red.

Please note – for 100% confidence & investment security please consider purchasing your Rolex Sea-Dweller within the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅. Your genuine Rolex is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity independently verified. If you only click one link on this website – please click the link below for investment security and peace of mind.

Click here >> Certified Authentic Rolex ✅ (direct eBay link)

Flags ( 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸 ) are used at the start of each listing to identify the country the seller is willing to SHIP TO. If the same watch appears several times – this indicates the seller is able to ship to multiple countries.

Rolex Cameron Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Steel/Ceramic 44mm Watch B/P ’18 126660

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Cameron Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Steel/Ceramic 44mm Watch B/P ’18 126660. This watch is available now for US$17,500.00. The seller is located in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. The condition of this watch has been l…

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2021 Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Black 44mm Stainless Steel Watch 126660 CARD

🇬🇧 delivery : A 2021 Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Black 44mm Stainless Steel Watch 126660 CARD. This watch is available now for £10,319.00. The seller is located in Smithtown, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-…

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ROLEX SEA-DWELLER DEEPSEA 126660 MEN’S #HD155

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SEA-DWELLER DEEPSEA 126660 MEN’S #HD155. This watch is available now for US$18,726.00. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller …

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UNPOL. Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Blue Steel 44mm 126660 Watch B&P

🇬🇧 delivery : A UNPOL. Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Blue Steel 44mm 126660 Watch B&P. This watch is available now for £12,384.08. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been…

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ROLEX SEA-DWELLER 4000 Men 1116600 Automatic 116600 #TY024

🇺🇸 delivery : A ROLEX SEA-DWELLER 4000 Men 1116600 Automatic 116600 #TY024. This watch is available now for US$18,980.67. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a …

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Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660. Limited edition 33/50 Rubber B Included

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660. Limited edition 33/50 Rubber B Included. This watch is available now for £17,000.00. The seller is located in Wigan, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is…

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Men’s 16600 Automatic 16600 #TY046

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Sea-Dweller Men’s 16600 Automatic 16600 #TY046. This watch is available now for US$13,040.38. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a …

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NEW JAN 2023 Rolex Red Sea-Dweller 43mm Mark II 50th Anniversary Watch 126600 BP

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW JAN 2023 Rolex Red Sea-Dweller 43mm Mark II 50th Anniversary Watch 126600 BP. This watch is available now for £12,549.36. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this watch has been lis…

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Rolex Sea-Dweller M No. Black 16600 Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s F0203

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Sea-Dweller M No. Black 16600 Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s F0203. This watch is available now for US$19,474.00. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watc…

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 2015

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 2015. This watch is available now for £11,950.00. The seller is located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by a seller with the…

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Rolex Sea-Dweller T No. Black 16600 Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s F0204

🇺🇸 delivery : A Rolex Sea-Dweller T No. Black 16600 Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s F0204. This watch is available now for US$20,224.00. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watc…

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Red Writing 2019 Box & Papers 126600

🇬🇧 delivery : A Rolex Sea-Dweller Red Writing 2019 Box & Papers 126600. This watch is available now for £11,985.00. The seller is located in Birch, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by…

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Cameron Deepsea 116660 and Single Red 126600

James Cameron, the mogul movie director, bravely took the Rolex to world record depths in his one man Deepsea Challenger submarine. Amazingly they descended to a body crushing depth of 6.8 miles. Needless to say, the Rolex survived and a legend was born – the Rolex Deepsea. It’s a stunning watch with a deep and alluring blue to black dial. The original Rolex 116660 Cameron Deepsea and the Sea Dweller Red 126600 are the most popular models. However, all versions are getting hard to find in full set condition with box and papers.

Rolex calibre 3235 – 70 hours Power Reserve

Driving the Rolex Deepsea is the calibre 3235 movement. A new-generation of movement developed and manufactured in-house by Rolex. The calibre 3235 is a self-winding mechanical movement – the forefront of the art of watchmaking. Innovative design – with 14 patents – offering extraordinary levels of precision, 70 hours power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism (being made of nickel-phosphorus – a material insensitive to magnetic interference.)

What to pay for a Rolex Sea-Dweller

Expect to pay anything from £7,000 to £90,000 for a pre-owned Rolex Sea-Dweller. The wide price differential can be appointed to several factors including:

  • Provenance – you will pay more for unequivocal proof of authenticity / original ownership.
  • Model variety – with several case materials – the cheapest Rolex Sea-Dweller features the Rolex Oystersteel case- then Oystersteel & Yellow Gold and finally the most expensive White Gold
  • Rarity – some models are simply rarer than others. The lowest production runs usually attract the highest prices. For example a Rolex COMEX Sea-Dweller 1665 could fetch anything around £90,000
  • Do your research – get to be an expert on the model you’re looking to purchase. Use websites such as Chrono24.co.uk and Watchfinder.com. Narrow it down to a specific model number and year eg. – “Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea D Blue James Cameron 126660”

More about James Cameron and his legendary dive.

In 1960 Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh broke records when they reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep part of the Mariana Trench. Their vessel was called the Trieste – a 2 man deepsea “bathyscaphe” submersible. They achieved a maximum depth of 10,911 metres (35,797 ft)

World’s Deepest Solo Dive

In 2012 James Cameron completed an historic solo expedition also diving deep in to the Mariana Trench. His dive rewarded him with a place in the record books – World’s Deepest Solo Dive. He was accompanied (externally – attached to his submersible) by a Rolex Sea-Dweller. Inside his submersible – out of respect for his record breaking Trieste peers – he took a Rolex Deepsea Special watch from 1960.

Further Reading

Official Website (external link) – Rolex Watches