Near Faultless 2021 Rolex Oyster Sea-Dweller 126600 50th Anniversary Full Set Investment Watch

The Overview

Rolex introduced the first commercial diver’s watch, the Submariner, in 1954 with a maximum depth of 100m’s and later increased it to 200m’s. With pressure to increase the depth they introduced the Sea-Dweller in 1967 and after many iterations they introduced the single red 50th anniversary model in 2017. ‘Red’ has always been a key to Rolex dials with the single red Submariner and perhaps the ultimate, the double red Sea-Dweller so with the Sea-Dweller in red this has the potential to be a very sought after watch.

This example was sold by a Rolex dealer in the US in February 2021 and is unworn (there’s some extremely minor wear to the edge of the deployment clasp but very difficult to see with the naked eye). In terms of provenance we have:

  • The Rolex warranty card
  • The Sea-Dweller brochure and Rolex guarantee brochure
  • The Rolex green chronometer chip
  • The Rolex green wallet
  • The Rolex boxes – inner, outer and cardboard sleeve

There’s a 2 to 4 year waiting list for this model and only then other watches have to be bought to secure this one. Rolex sports watches have shown fabulous and consistent growth over the last 5 to 10 years. Whilst we cannot guarantee future growth it should provide a lovely watch to wear as well as an excellent investment.


About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

We have started to sell newer watches after demand


Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!


The Conclusion

This is a beautiful example of a watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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