In case you missed it, here are the five major changes we saw on the replica Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 122600, when compared to its predecessor — the reference 116600.
1. The ‘Sea-Dweller’ font
As Rolex released the new Rolex Sea-Dweller to mark the model’s 50th anniversary, they also made a small change to the dial text. A nod to the model’s heritage, we now see the ‘Sea-Dweller’ on the dial in red, whereas it was previously white – just like the other four lines of text.
2. The cyclops
The most obvious change to the watch — aesthetically speaking — is the inclusion of a cyclops magnification lens over the date window on the new Sea-Dweller. This is the first time in the history of the Rolex Sea-Dweller that the model has featured a cyclops. It’s a pretty major design change, influencing the overall balance of the watch. The good news is that reading the date just got a whole lot easier.
3. The dial
That one line of red text isn’t the only change made to the dial of the new Rolex Sea-Dweller replica watches, and Rolex actually changed the finishing of the dial paint. Previously a satin finish, the new Sea-Dweller features a shiny gloss finish. It doesn’t sound like a huge difference, but it’s completely changed the look of the dial. The SD4K’s satin dial looks much closer to a matt finish — with no shine. The new glossy dial not only looks luxurious, but it’s the perfect canvas for the new red text, which really pops.