Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 Watch Hands-On




Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 Watch Hands-On Hands-On


For 2018, Rolex updates their “Beast” releasing the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Reference 126660 with a nice little refresh. It features a few aesthetic updates, easily missed if you’re not familiar with the model, and their recent 3235 movement featured in last year’s popular black “Cyclops” Sea-Dweller (that caused a polarizing rift in the space-sea continuum). It seems Rolex’s strategy with the ref. 126660 was more along the lines of taking collectors’ suggestions to heart, and creating a modern refresh that stays as close to the original as possible. We will quickly take a look at what those changes are, and how they affect the overall product line.

The Rolex Deepsea is the largest watch in Rolex’s current collection  hence, the “Beast.” I’ve found that unlike with a number of the big brands, it’s rare to find an enthusiast who finds the Deepsea as simply “alright.” It’s typically a love-it-or-hate-it relationship and that’s what makes the watch so uniquely positioned within their catalog. Basel has had so much Pepsi and Root Beer hype this year that the Deepsea refresh has flown largely under the radar  admittedly mostly due to the lack of any sweeping aesthetic changes or major developments to the model.



Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 Watch Hands-On Hands-On