Dials on the Rolex "Double Red"
as the Big Double Red Sea Dweller dial. The rare MK1
dial is where the font is the same size on the two lines
of Red Writing.
114 of these dials with Patent Pending case backs were
produced and only a few exist today and are known as
the Patent Pending Double Red Sea-Dwellers.
two line of Red Writing in this version fade to a beautiful
WhitishPpink shade. This is because the printing on
the dial is first White on Black and then Red on White,
so as to highlight the Red Writing, but in these dials
the Red paint used reacted with the White paint and
turned Whitish Pink.
Know as the "Smudge"
Crown dial due to the fact that printing of the Rolex
Crown actually looks a mess.
these dials the font size 2000 is larger than the font
size of SUBMARINER and the depth rating 2000ft = 610m
is smaller than the Mk1V dial.
A much improved and perfect Rolex Crown printing and very
slight differences in the font and position.
For example in the the 1st R in the Word SUBMARINER is
under the hyphen. In the "Clear" Rolex Crown
dial the "A" in the word SUBMARINER is under
the "Smudge" Rolex Crown dial you will always
find that the "W" in Dweller will always be
touching the "D", where as in the MK111 version
there will be a slight space.
the Red Writing printing is Red on Black.
tritium version of the Double Red Sea Dweller Dials and
one immediately notices several differences to the MK111
larger and wider printing of the Rolex Crown
and 2000 printed in the same font size.
rating 2000ft=610m has a larger font then the MK11 version.
Red Writing printing is White on Black, and then Red on
Service Luminova Replacement Dial.
can be seen on the 5 close up scans of the dials, the Rolex Crown
and fonts used are cleary different.
Rolex Sea-Dweller has a very exciting development history, a cult
status in its lifetime, and a great future. The dials are very
pleasing to the eye, the case has "Comex" collaboration
written all over it, and its place in a book of "Historic
Timepieces" is assured.
is also comfortable to wear once one gets over the initial shock
of its size and weight. It does not look out of place whether
one is wearing jeans or a suit. And...its keeps near perfect time.
on the Double Red Sea Dweller (November 2005).
what a difference a few years make. Collectors with the help of
more informed information have finally understood the Rolex Double
Red Sea Dweller, and it is now a "Must Have" in a Rolex
the time of writing it is now one of the most sought after Rolex
Divers watch and near to reaching Daytona heights and status.
I think the demand for this "All Rounder" (Its a cricket
phrase) will only get stronger.