When requested why he’s so interested in the Sea-Dweller, versus the GMT, Daytona, and even the Submariner, his reply is easy and affordable. He’s drawn to essentially the most excessive model of something (for years, he was a contest classic racer) and to him, the Sea-Dweller is simply that: a contest, or efficiency grade instrument. The Daytona, he says, was worn by individuals on the sidelines; the GMT by the jet-set or by working pilots (with some exceptions). However the Sea-Dweller was solely worn by individuals with a really clear objective. It’s, in some ways, the purest expression of Rolex watchmaking as a result of no compromises are made.
The following 4 watches are thought-about pre-production Sea-Dwellers. This one here’s a very uncommon « Single-Pink » Sea-Dweller that includes a case that reads « Patent Pending, » indicating Rolex’s patent for the helium escape valve had not but been granted. This instance above has a helium escape valve within the mid-case, however he additionally owns a Single Pink with out an HEV. Fairly rattling cool.