Rolex Sea-Dweller 43

Soldspan>
Sold
REF 126660
Automatic
43 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07129
Article Number 40922281
ref 126660
case size 43 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 21 MM
Includes Stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Glidelock clasp with divers extension (97220). Also includes inner and outer boxes (not pictured).
REF 126660
Automatic
43 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07129
Article Number 40922281
ref 126660
case size 43 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 21 MM
Includes Stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Glidelock clasp with divers extension (97220). Also includes inner and outer boxes (not pictured).

Why We Love it

The Sea-Dweller is the ultimate expression of Rolex’s ambitions to create the world’s best dive watch.

This journey began with the Submariner in 1953, but exploded in trajectory in 1967 with the launch of the first Sea-Dweller. The addition of the helium escape valve (HEV) and successively better technology has resulted in watches capable of withstanding thousands of meters of depth. 

The current-generation Sea-Dweller Reference 126600 evolved from the Sea-Dweller Reference 116600, a watch produced for just a few short years between 2014 and 2017. Though Rolex tried to backpedal to the 40mm size of previous models, it was ultimately the 43mm+ case sizes that proved the best expression of Rolex’s ‘deep’ ambitions, resulting in a timepiece rated to an incredible 1,220m with the famous red dial text of the original ‘DRSD’ of the 1960s and early 1970s.

This Reference 126600 features a 43mm stainless steel Oyster case with a helium escape valve (HEV), a magnified sapphire crystal, a signed Triplock crown, a unidirectional rotating dive timing bezel with a fully-graduate black ceramic insert, a glossy black dial with applied luminous indices and a matching handset, and a matching stainless steel Oyster bracelet with Rolex's fantastic Glidelock clasp with a diving extension.

There’s simply no denying that the Sea-Dweller is the supercar of divers — a title it’s held for decades, and one it won’t be relinquishing any time soon!

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding, as-new condition overall with partial factory stickers throughout. Luminous gloss black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 43

Rolex Sea-Dweller 43

Soldspan>
Sold
Rolex Sea-Dweller 43

Why We Love it

The Sea-Dweller is the ultimate expression of Rolex’s ambitions to create the world’s best dive watch.

This journey began with the Submariner in 1953, but exploded in trajectory in 1967 with the launch of the first Sea-Dweller. The addition of the helium escape valve (HEV) and successively better technology has resulted in watches capable of withstanding thousands of meters of depth. 

The current-generation Sea-Dweller Reference 126600 evolved from the Sea-Dweller Reference 116600, a watch produced for just a few short years between 2014 and 2017. Though Rolex tried to backpedal to the 40mm size of previous models, it was ultimately the 43mm+ case sizes that proved the best expression of Rolex’s ‘deep’ ambitions, resulting in a timepiece rated to an incredible 1,220m with the famous red dial text of the original ‘DRSD’ of the 1960s and early 1970s.

This Reference 126600 features a 43mm stainless steel Oyster case with a helium escape valve (HEV), a magnified sapphire crystal, a signed Triplock crown, a unidirectional rotating dive timing bezel with a fully-graduate black ceramic insert, a glossy black dial with applied luminous indices and a matching handset, and a matching stainless steel Oyster bracelet with Rolex's fantastic Glidelock clasp with a diving extension.

There’s simply no denying that the Sea-Dweller is the supercar of divers — a title it’s held for decades, and one it won’t be relinquishing any time soon!

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding, as-new condition overall with partial factory stickers throughout. Luminous gloss black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Inquire

Thank you for your interest in the Rolex Sea-Dweller 43. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.