I don’t want any grief about posting about Rolex. They are a symbol for a reason. They make watches that work perfectly, hold up and retain their value. The new Sea-Dweller 4000 is no exception.

The Sea-Dweller for 2014 is a great thing, providing a serious dive watch still in the size of the original Sea-Dweller form 1967. It’s 40mm, features a slightly domed crystal and no magnifier over the date at 3 o’clock. There is a helium escape valve on the side of the case at 9 o’clock, and the bezel insert is a Cerachrom with engraved numerals and graduations.

Water resistant to 4,000 feet, the new Sea-Dweller is as serious a diver with a robust Rolex caliber 3135 with blue parachrom hairspring, an enviable trademark of modern Rolex movements.The bracelet is a Rolex Oyster with three piece solid links made of 904L steel with the patented Rolex Glidelock extension system, allowing the wearer to extend or shorted the bracelet in increments of just 2mm for up to 20mm. Additionally, since this is a diver, the bracelet has an extension function up to 26mm so that it may be worn on the outside of a dive suit. Yours for $10,400. Bam.

Hands-On With The New Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 (Currently In Stores) — HODINKEE – Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories.