New Rolex Deepsea sports deep blue-black gradient dial

Rolex Deepsea

The new Rolex Deepsea was introduced on Monday 4 August in New York during the US premiere of the documentary film in the presence of James Cameron.

 

On the occasion of the release of National Geographic’s Deepsea Challenge 3D film about the expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean by explorer and filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar), Rolex has introduced a new version of its Rolex Deepsea. This divers’ watch, resistant to extreme pressure, is equipped with a “D-blue” dial representing the colours of the deep. The deep blue to pitch-black gradient dial is reminiscent of the ocean’s twilight zone where the last trickle of light from the surface disappears into the abyss, echoing James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge expedition.

Rolex Deepsea sports a deep blue-black gradient dial
Rolex Deepsea

 

The watch celebrates the partnership between Rolex and the historic 2012 Deepsea Challenge expedition to the deepest point in the ocean. As a tribute to the partnership between Rolex and Cameron, the “Deepsea” marking on the new dial adopts the colour of the explorer’s green submersible, as it is perceived underwater. This scientific endeavour was undertaken by explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, who wore his trusted Rolex Deepsea as he became the first person to reach the Challenger Deep as a solo pilot. He successfully navigated the unique Deepsea Challenger submersible he co-designed to a depth of 10,908 metres (35,787 feet), where he explored the ocean trench, took samples and captured the first-ever high-resolution images of the deepest sea floor.

The new Rolex Deepsea was introduced on Monday 4 August in New York, during the US premiere of the documentary film in the splendid Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History, in the presence of James Cameron and many other personalities from the worlds of underwater exploration and cinema. Deepsea Challenge 3D traces Cameron’s historic dive into the Mariana Trench with the support of Rolex and National Geographic.

Rolex Deepsea sports a deep blue-black gradient dial
Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Deepsea

 

 

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7 Comments

  • The Deepsea with black dial is one of my favorite Rolexes, but I can’t get used to the blue-to-black gradient-color on the dial of this particular model. I understand the design thinking behind it, and the analogy to the ocean’s visibility as a diver descends. But, I think Rolex is just trying too hard to be cool.

  • A watch with water resistance of 3,900 metres i.e. 3.90 kms, simply unbelievable!

    This extreme water resistance won’t have any practical use, as no diver can dive to that extreme depth, in fact, it will be used by its owners for bragging rights.

    Can you tell us the price of this outstanding watch?

    • This watch is not new, just the execution with that gradient dial is. Normally the version with an all black dial is sold for 9750 Euro including 19 % VAT in Germany.

      • I know that this is not a new watch, but now I am thinking about buying this one.

        Thanks a lot for telling me the price!

  • Interesting piece, would need to wear & test it thoroughly.

    So Alex, if Rolex were to be interested, I volunteer to give it a 5 or more year test on my wrist without further compensation.

    Since you’re no doubt too busy, they should call me tomorrow? I’m here!
    😉
    Jon

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