Monochrome was right yet again. This Basel 2014 has just been amazing, especially for Rolex. They bring back the Sea-Dweller for this Basel 2014, with the return of the new Sea-Dweller 4000.
As I mentioned in my article entitled Rolex Predictions for Baselworld 2014, which you can read here, Monochrome predicted or suggested that Rolex would introduce a Sea-Dweller with the new 40 mm Submariner Maxi case, no date bubble, the helium release valve, a black ceramic bezel on the new oyster bracelet with gridlock system. Well that’s exactly what happened, so I think all the prayers have been answeredand met for all Sea-Dweller fans around the world.
I know collectors had a problem with the Deep Sea because they felt it was top heavy, too big and the bracelet was too narrow for the watch, but the new Sea-Dweller 4000 seems to have done the trick. Personally I like the Deep Sea because it has balls, but to each their own.
Technical Specs of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 40 mm
904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finish
Helium escape valve
Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering (PVD)
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Integral part of the middle case
1,220 metres (4,000 feet)
current retail- $10,400