A VISION IN DEEP SEA BLUE
Get out your swimfins! The Deepsea by Rolex celebrates a decade of extreme diving by combining interesting technical innovations and a much-awaited design change.
The Oyster Deepsea, the more muscular version of the Sea-Dweller, first launched in 2008. It is Rolex’s professional diving watch and watertight down to 3,900 metres. This year, it has been equipped with the D-blue dial. The dial first appeared on a model launched to commemorate James Cameron’s 2014 expedition to the Mariana Trench, 10,908m below the sea surface, and features a beautiful gradation of colours from midnight blue to black, recalling the colour of the oceans. The new model, the 126660, also differs from its predecessor, the 116660, due to small changes to the sides of the watch case and lugs. The result? The 44mm-wide Oystersteel case now comes with a wider strap featuring a resized safety clasp. Extensions are also available, making it possible to wear the watch over a thick neoprene wetsuit, substantially improving wearer comfort. Otherwise, the new timepiece has kept all the main features, including the helium valve at 9 o’clock and the unidirectional revolving bezel with a disc made of Cerachrom, a type of ceramic developed in-house by the brand with the crown logo.
Like all Rolex watches, the Deepsea has the Superlative Chronometer designation, guaranteeing excellent performances, and a 5-year warranty.
Price: 11,550 EUR
By Dan Diaconu