Introducing the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue watch
It is not the same Rolex Deepsea James Cameron has used during the 2012 expedition deep down into the Marianna Trench (find here our in-depth article), but it is the Deepsea that celebrates that event. Yesterday, july 4th, during the official launch of National Geographic's documentary DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D, Rolex has debuted the new Rolex Deepsea D-Blue.
The Rolex Deepsea D-Blue is the newest version of Rolex's Deepsea which features, compared to the stock model, an innovative deep blue to pitch-black gradient dial, reminiscent of the ocean’s twilight zone where the last trickle of light from the surface disappears into the abyss.
The Deepsea lettering on the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue's dial adopts the colour of James Cameron’s green submersible as it is perceived underwater. The Rolex Deepsea D-Blue has the same technical features as the original Deepsea, a timepiece that is regarded to as the leading luxury diver's watch: the case made out of a 904L stainless steel block, the Oyster case with patented Ringlock system, the 5mm thick sapphire crystal and the caliber 3135, certified as a chronometer by the COSC. No info available at the moment about its retail price but do expect a mark up over the stock Deepsea.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Rolex)
Gaetano C. @Horbiter®