Rolex Launches New Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition Dive Watch in New York

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue - frontRolex has launched a new version of its deep-diving Rolex Deepsea watch. The new model ($12,350) features a dial that is dark blue at the top, and then darkens gradually to black at the bottom. Rolex calls the dial treatment “D-blue.”


Aside from the dial, the watch, called the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition, is identical to other Rolex Deepsea models, which are water-resistant to 3,900 meters thanks to what Rolex calls its “Ringlock System,” a combination of protective features that include a steel compression ring that surrounds the movement and supports the caseback and crystal. Rolex unveiled the watch Aug. 4 at a screening of a new 3-D documentary that Hollywood director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) made about his 2012 dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of the ocean anywhere on earth, in a one-man submersible called the Deepsea Challenger.  Affixed to the submersible were three specially made Rolex Deepsea models, two on its hull and one on the robotic arm used to gather rock and animal samples for scientific study. All three watches survived the dive unscathed (although the robotic arm did not: it malfunctioned during the vessel’s three-hour stay at the bottom of the seven-mile deep trench). One of the watches makes a cameo appearance in the film when Cameron looks out the window of the submersible and notes that the watch is still running.  Rolex (along with National Geographic) sponsored the movie, called “Deepsea Challenge 3D” and has hired Cameron as one of its brand spokespeople. The movie screening took place in New York at the American Museum of Natural History. Scroll down to see photos of the new Rolex Deepsea watch.


Rolex Deepsea D-Blue - full

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue - front
Rolex Deepsea D-Blue - angle
Rolex Deepsea D-Blue - side
Exploded View - Rolex Deepsea D-Blue case
Exploded View of the Rolex Deepsea case
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  1. Richard Rikki

    New Rolex blue deep sea dweller ($12,350)
    I think the price is incorrect

  2. A beautiful watch and a great horologic and technical achievement, but disappointed that Rolex completely ignored the widespread criticism of the unsightly and unnecessary writing “original gas escape valve” and “ring lock system” around the dial that belong on the back of the watch.

    Also needed is a bracelet that doesn’t taper so much for such a large, heavy watch.

    • James Cameron

      The inner ring is a nice design that separates the watch from the Submariner. The taper on the bracelet is done for comfort. The black dial deep sea is perfect. The D-blue is a bit tacky but you can’t go wrong with Rolex

  3. MrTissot

    Beautiful watch. Love the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition Dive Watch because it’s missing the Cyclops or Magnifier. My only gripe is why the necessity for so much text on the dial?

  4. Richard

    I dunno, my bragging rights are not needing them. But if I did I’d be bragging that my Deep Blue 3000 will go 3000 meters (10,000) ft and I saved 11,000 in the deal. Oh, the lume is better too.

  5. For me….as a modest collector , nothing says “dive watch” as well as the Submariner with black dial and bezel. This blue fade to black dial is unique and I guess people will be lining up to get it. To each, his own.

  6. Debashish

    This is a fantastic watch, but does any person really need a timepiece with water resistance of 3,900 metres?

    3,900 metres i.e., 3.90 kms water resistance almost unbelievable!

    I want this watch just for bragging rights and, I guess, others will also buy this watch for same reason.

  7. S. Velez

    I would like see with blue bazel and superluminova in the markings. The perfect diver watch!

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