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.