Once again, I sat down with my friend Eric (IG: @ricoswatchespodcast) of “Rico’s Watches Podcast”. This time to talk about the history of the legendary Rolex Sea-Dweller and its famous “Gas Escape Valve”– from its very inception to the present day. Over two hours of “decompressed” knowledge for the watch community to enjoy, including some surprise appearances of other brands. You can find the podcast on the usual podcast platforms or watch our conversation via embedded Youtube videos below.
Episode 91: The History of the Rolex Sea-Dweller with Perezcope
Thank you for your interest.
If you want to learn more about the very first valve prototype specifically made for Dr. Ralph W. Brauer, please read the following article.
History Of The Rolex Sea-Dweller
The Rolex Sea-Dweller was developed in the late 1960s for a new generation of divers. The following infographic shows the evolution of the watch in its historicall conetxt. Click the picture to zoom in.
This graphic is available as a high quality print in two sizes:
- Regular small, 120cm x 68cm (47 x 26 inch): EUR 95.00 (plus shipping)
- Regular, 150cm x 85cm (59 x 33 inch): EUR 135.00 (plus shipping)
Limited: 50 pieces, numbered and signed by Bob Barth, the legendary U.S. Navy Aquanaut who pioneered saturation diving during the famous SEALAB missions. Bob developed the idea for the Rolex Gas Escape Valve: Sold out
To order please contact me on Instagram: @perezcope , or send an email to: jose – perezcope – com.