Friday, August 22, 2008

The All New Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Has Emerged...

The long awaited and all new Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA 43mm watch started selling last week all over the world and Phillip from Belgium was one of the first to take delivery of the new Rolex model. 

Phillip shot all these great shots and I would like to thank him very much for sharing his great photos...

The DEEPSEA is probably the mother of all Rolex tool watches and it maintains the satin finish center links, as apposed to the new polished center links on the GMT II Ceramic and upcoming Submariner Supercase.

The DEEPSEA has a slightly domed crystal and the an all new Ceramic bezel that is extremely scratch-proof and impervious to UV light damage. 

The Ceramic bezel also resembles the Military Spec Submariner (MilSub) models from the 70s in the sense that there are minute indices on the bezel all the way around the bezel.

In the photo above and the two photos below, Phillip compares an early Rolex Submariner from the 1950s to the new Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA.

Of course, the significance of the comparison shots is that the all new Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA owes its genesis to the early Rolex Submariner.

A nice wrist shot...

One of the great new Rolex innovations present in the all-new Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA is the clasp that can be micro-adjusted while being worn on the wrist without having to take the watch off or use any tools.

This new wrist size adjustment is an amazing piece of micro-engineering that I believe will also be standard on the all new Super-Case Rolex Submariner.

Next, we explore the all-new blue lume on the Maxi Marker indices. Apparently blue is more visible in the dark than the up to now standard green lume.

The all-new Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA has Maxi, Maxi markers, which means they are even bigger than on the LV Submariner or the new GMT II Ceramic. I also noticed that the 6 o'clock rectangular indices is significantly wider, and thus more visible. I really like the design language evolution of Rolex!!!

The Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA also has updated Fat Hands.

I have not seen the DEEPSEA in person, but it looks like it will herald a new era for Rolex as they move into the new more masculine 43mm watches.