Friday, May 22, 2009

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea

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In 1926, Rolex introduced the world’s first truly water-resistant watchcase, the Oyster. The Submariner, Rolex’s first diving watch, was presented in 1953. Now, fifty-six years later, they continue to create breakthroughs and first time introductions for their watches. Just recently, Rolex has introduced the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, which offers a water-resistance level of 3,900 meters (12,800 feet), but that is what the bezel states. The watch is actually tested at 4,900 meters (16,000 feet), a 25 percent higher water-resistant pressure than the guarantee. The only watch to every achieve a greater depth was in 1960 when Jacques Piccard (Swiss scientist adventurer) and Don Walsh (U.S. Navy lieutenant) descended 10,916 meters (roughly 35,800 feet) into the Marinas Trench, the deepest point in the earth’s surface. They brought with them the Rolex Deepsea Special, which never was series produced because it was too massive for everyday wear. Now, years later, with much dedication and diligence Rolex brings us a very robust diving watch that combines a classic everyday look with the highest water-resistance available than any other mechanical watch in the world!


It was not easy for Rolex to make a sports watch that offers so much and is still wearable. Implemented, is the new-patented “Ring Lock System,” which consists of three pressure-absorbing elements: the 5.5-millimeter thick sapphire crystal, the 3.28-millimeter thick Grade 5 titanium caseback, and a ring, made of BioDur 108 steel. The ring is set inside the case middle as extra support for the crystal and caseback. Both the case and bracelet are made of 904L steel. Unlike the commonly used 316L steel, 904L steel is less likely to corrode from saltwater. Another new aspect, called “Glidelock,” is featured on the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, which refers to one of two ways to extend the bracelet. Still offering the “Fliplock” feature, the 1.8-centimeter fold-out section, the Glidelock enables you to expand the bracelet in increments of 1.8-millimteres up to a total of 1.8-centimters. One of the greatest improvements on the beautiful timepiece is the ceramic bezel. Unlike the previous bezel used in the Sea-Dweller, which had an aluminum insert that lost its appearance easily, the Deepsea features a bezel made of Cerachrom, a high-tech scratch resistant ceramic.

In addition, there are minute markers all the way around the bezel that are, as well as the numerals, filled with platinum. Depending on how the light hits the bezel, it can look either black or gray. In regards to the sapphire crystal, I am sorry to say that it is not anti-reflective, and therefore shimmers as much as the bezel. I was very surprised to find this out; however, the positive aspect is the dial has a matte black finish, opposite to the glossy finish offered by other Rolex diving watches, so the readability is not sacrificed. The one thing I really like about the dial is that it illuminates blue instead of the previous green. The reason for this is because blue light is easier to distinguish when underwater than green light. Expecting nothing less, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea houses the caliber 3135 movement, one of the most well-built and accurate automatic movements available. Combing the quality of the balance bridge and hairspring to the overall thickness of the movement, it is sure to offer durability. Even though this shinny steel timepiece has a hefty price tag of $9,250, the improvements made and quality offered by Rolex is unsurpassed.

Pictures are from Rolex

10 comments:

  1. My friend used this Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea when they did a diving session in the Caribbeans last week. It doesn't just look great but it features a lot that is beneficial to divers!

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  2. Hi Angeliz. That's awesome! Has your friend always used a Rolex diver's watch? Thanks for the comment. Have a good day.

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  3. Rolex is really the top choice if you have to choose a time piece which exudes both beauty and quality. Rolex is no. 1! Rolex

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  4. I really dont have any idea if he has always used that. But the watched really captured my eyes when I saw him using it. Thanks Mr. Watch

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  5. Hi Karinavasquez - it is a beauty isn't it? Do you own a Rolex? If so, which model(s). Thanks again and have a good day.

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  6. You're welcome Angeliz! Thank you for sharing. Please keep coming back for more updates and stories. Have a good day.

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  7. Hi Mr Watch! My friend plan to buy a watches but a little bit confusion between Rolex and Parmigiani? Can I hear a single word from you?

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  8. Hi Mariam - I was just checking out your blog - it looks good. As to your question... what is the confusion exactly? Both Rolex and Parmigiani are great brands, but look a lot different. Making a decision would have to come down to occasion (dressy, everday, etc...), price or style. Please follow up and let me know. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

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  9. Very nice blog. Thanks for posting this info on the Rolex sea-Dweller Deep sea.
    It is a fine sports watch!

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  10. Thanks Ron and you're welcome! Do you happen to own one of these pieces?

    What is your favorite watch? Would you like me to feature it on my site? Have a good day!

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