This year’s £8350 Sea-Dweller from Rolex, 50 years on from its debut in 1967, is a technical divers’ watch, waterproof to a depth of 1,220m and armed with a helium escape valve.
It features a larger 43mm case and the new calibre 3235, which is employed for the first time in a Rolex Professional category watch.
Another debut is the addition of the Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock, which makes reading the date easier.
It is tempting with almost any Rolex timepiece to talk until the cows come home about its technical proficiency, but it’s equally important to stress how iconic and handsome it looks.
Whether you’re a seasoned Rolex collector or dipping your toe into the water for the first time (or your whole body for that matter, as this is a divers’ watch after all), this won’t disappoint.