oyster perpetual sea

oyster perpetual sea
oyster perpetual
sea-dweller 4000
oyster perpetual
sea-dweller 4000
A legend among divers’ watches is reborn as Rolex brings back
with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding
a contemporary version of the Oyster Perpetual S
­ ea-Dweller,
crown, fitted with the patented Triplock triple waterproofness
a model created by the brand in 1967. This 40 mm technical
system, screws down securely against the case, offering
divers’ watch, waterproof to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet),
watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch. It is protected
features the latest in Rolex innovation: Cerachrom bezel insert in
by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case.
ceramic, long-lasting Chromalight luminescence, paramagnetic
The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The
blue Parachrom hairspring, Oysterlock safety clasp and Rolex
waterproof case of the Sea-Dweller 4000, housing its high-
Glidelock bracelet extension system. Originally designed for the
precision movement, ensures optimal protection from water,
pioneers of professional deep-sea diving, the Sea-Dweller 4000
dust, pressure and shocks.
is equipped with one of the inventions that contributed to its
stature: the helium escape valve, patented by Rolex in 1967.
CALIBRE 3135,
This ingenious safety valve releases helium from the watch case
A SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER
as the gas expands during the decompression phases of deep-
The new Sea-Dweller 4000 is equipped with calibre 3135, a
water saturation dives, while preserving the waterproofness of
self-winding mechanical movement with a date display entirely
the watch.
developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual
movements, the 3135 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a
CERAMIC BEZEL INSERT
designation reserved for high-precision watches that have
AND LONG-LASTING LUMINESCENT DISPLAY
successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
The Sea-Dweller 4000’s 60-minute graduated, unidirectional,
Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, like that of all Oyster
rotatable bezel enables divers to precisely and safely monitor
watch movements, makes it singularly reliable. The oscillator,
their dive and decompression times. It is equipped with a
the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring
patented black Cerachrom bezel insert manufactured by Rolex
patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy
in a virtually scratchproof ceramic whose colour is unaffected
of niobium and zirconium. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the
by ultraviolet rays. The graduation is coated via PVD (Physical
Parachrom hairspring offers great stability when exposed to
Vapour Deposition) with a thin layer of platinum. The sleek black
temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise
dial features large Chromalight hour markers and hands filled
in case of shocks than a traditional hairspring.
with luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow for
excellent legibility in dark conditions.
ADJUSTABLE BRACELET WITH SAFETY CLASP
The Sea-Dweller 4000’s Oyster bracelet is equipped with an
THE OYSTER CASE,
Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening, and
SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS
with a double extension system that allows the watch to be worn
The Sea-Dweller 4000’s Oyster case, guaranteed water­proof to
comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. The Fliplock
a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet), is a paragon of robustness
extension link extends the bracelet by 26 mm, while the Rolex
and reliability. The characteristically shaped middle case is
Glidelock system allows fine adjustments of the bracelet length
crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant
in 2 mm increments for a total of approximately 20 mm. Neither
904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down
of them requires the use of tools.
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back
and winding crown)
DIAMETER
40 mm
MATERIAL
904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finish
SAFETY
Helium valve
CASE BACK
Screw-down with Rolex fluting
BEZEL
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with
black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals
and graduations coated with platinum via magnetron
sputtering (PVD)
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CROWN GUARD
Integral part of the middle case
CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire
WATERPROOFNESS
1,220 metres (4,000 feet)
CALIBRE
3135, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via
Perpetual rotor
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
OSCILLATOR
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Breguet overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
JEWELLING
31 rubies
POWER RESERVE
Approximately 48 hours
MOVEMENT
OYSTER PERPETUAL
SEA-DWELLER 4000
Reference (case – bracelet):
116600 – 97400
DIAL
COLOUR
Black, satin finish
HOUR MARKERS
Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting
luminescence) in 18 ct white gold
HANDS
Chromalight hands in 18 ct white gold
BRACELET
TYPE
Oyster three-piece solid links
MATERIAL
904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finished, polished
edges
CLASP
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Rolex Glidelock extension system (20 mm in increments
of 2 mm)
Fliplock extension link (26 mm)
SEA-DWELLER 4000
OYSTER PERPETUAL
CASE
TYPE
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