Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Edition
Launched in 2014, the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Edition was made in commemoration of James Cameron’s legendary solo dive to the Marian Trench, the deepest point on Earth. The colour of the dial – a bright blue dissolving into unfathomable black – is intended to symbolise Cameron’s descent into the blue.
Many factors go into making this watch a diver’s dream. It’s water resistance of 3900 meters is made possible due to three elements; nitrogen alloyed steel, 5mm-thick deemed sapphire crystal glass and a grade 5 titanium case back. The innovative Chromlight display offers heightened visibility in dark environments, with the glowing dial lasting twice as long than other luminescent materials. The triangular zero marker on the bezel is also visible in the pitch black thanks to a capsule containing the same material used on the dial.
In addition, the helium escape valve, patented by Rolex in 1967, acts as a miniature decompression chamber in order to ensure pressure equalisation when divers resurface. Rolex’s patented gridlock extension system allows for the length of the bracelet to be changed, without any additional tools, in order to fit the watch comfortably over a diving suit. If you were to look inside, you’d find a 3135 calibre movement, one of Rolex’s most robust movements featuring a Parachrom hairspring which offers superb resistance to shocks and temperature variations.
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