New Rolex Deepsea sports deep blue-black gradient dial

The new Rolex Deepsea

As already mentioned above the new version of the Rolex Deepsea sports a 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.

Rolex Deepsea new gradient dial
Rolex Deepsea new gradient dial


Chromalight Display

Great attention was paid to the legibility of this Professional divers’ watch. The Chromalight hour markers and hands are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow lasting up to twice as long as traditional materials. On the bezel, the zero marker of the graduation, in the form of a triangle, is visible in the dark thanks to a capsule containing the same luminescent material.

Rolex Deepsea Chromalight Display
Rolex Deepsea Chromalight Display


Oyster Case

The Rolex Deepsea’s waterproof Oyster case is hewn from a solid block of 904L stainless steel superalloy. This particularly corrosion-resistant grade of steel is greatly valued in the chemical and aerospace industry for its high performance. The Oyster case holds the three components of the Ringlock System. The Triplock winding crown, equipped with three seals, screws down securely against the case, completing the waterproofness system and offering watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch.

Rolex Deepsea Oyster Case
Rolex Deepsea Oyster Case


Ringlock System

The Rolex Deepsea owes its exceptional strength, waterproofness and pressure resistance to the exclusive Ringlock System. This innovative case architecture patented by Rolex enables the watch to resist the massive pressure exerted by water at the depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), equivalent to a weight of approximately 3 tones (!) on the watch.

Its construction is based on three elements:

A nearly indestructible nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel compression ring is positioned inside the watchcase, around the movement; to provide support for the crystal and the case back. The backbone of the watch, it can withstand pressure that would crush a submarine.

A dense, 5 mm dome-shaped sapphire crystal, made of high purity aluminium oxide, protects the watch face.

Finally, the case back in grade-5-titanium is held tight against the high-performance compression ring by a screw-down ring in 904L stainless steel. The almost imperceptible flexibility of grade 5 titanium allows the water pressure to strengthen the hermetic seal of the case as depth increases, by forcing the components tighter and tighter together.

Rolex Deepsea Ringlock System
Rolex Deepsea Ringlock System
Rolex Deepsea Exploded View
Rolex Deepsea Exploded View



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7 replies on “New Rolex Deepsea sports deep blue-black gradient dial”
  1. says: Dartagnan

    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.

  2. says: Debashish

    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?

    1. 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.

      1. says: Debashish

        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!

  3. says: Jon Messer

    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!

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