The Rolex Deepsea
All divers’ watches are classified by certain features that make them watches for drivers: beyond regular water resistance, monodirectional revolving bezels, and tight screw-down crowns. However, some of these divers’ chronographs go the extra mile and have cases that can dive to 3,000 or even 4,000 meters, watches functioning at unbelievable depths, or high-technology depth measuring devices fitted into their automatic movements. Here, we offer to view one of the “extreme” dive chronographs and what sets them apart from the group.
Rolex presented the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea model. This version’s level of a water-resistance is 3,900 meters (almost 13,000 feet), and this model is more than 10 percent thinner than it other would have been because of a special case design developed by Rolex. Case is composed of three pressure-absorbing components: a case back manufactured of grade 5 titanium and has thickness 3.28-mm, a 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal and an inside ring (on which both of them lying) manufactured of Biodur-108 steel. Earlier, Rolex presented the new Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition, with a proprietary “D-Blue” dial. Its peculiarity is that it is dark blue at the apex, and then grows gradually dark to black at the lowest point.