Rolex Introduce The Deeepsea D-Blue Dial In Honour of James Cameron And His New Film
Rolex is due to release a new version of its Oyster Perpetual Deepsea, the Deepsea D-Blue Dial to coincide with James Cameron’s new film Deepsea Challenge 3D. In 2012, film director James Cameron worked with Rolex to design a new submersible vessel known as the Deepsea Challenger that was to dive deep in the Pacific Ocean to a depth of about 11,000 meters. James Cameron piloted the submersible himself and the mission was a success.
His experience was recorded and made into the film where Cameron described his voyage as “seeing another world”. During the 2012 mission, Cameron wore a Deepsea watch on his wrist, and on the outside of the submersible was attached with a prototype watch known as the Rolex Deepsea Challenge. The unique feature of the new Rolex is the ‘D-Blue’ dial, which has a deep blue to pitch black gradient from 12 to six o’clock to mimic Cameron’s dive deeper into the ocean. The blue colour represents water closer to the surface, which slowly darkens as light is no longer able to penetrate the depth. The green text for “Deepsea” is quite literally meant to refer to the Deepsea Challenger vessel which was florissant green in colour to make it visible is the deep dark water.
Dial colour aside, its features are identical to the usual Deepsea model. This includes the 44mm steel case and titanium caseback, which are constructed of Rolex’s patented Ringlock system. The Ringlock system’s case architecture functions similarly to a Super Compressor – higher outside pressure forces the components tighter together, in turn improving the seal and keeping out water. Unlike Super Compressor watches, however, the Deepsea has an external dive bezel, which arguably demonstrates a superior design implementation. The Deepsea has a water resistance of 3,900 m and a helium escape valve.
Rolex is not known for releasing a new watch in the middle of the year so this adds to the importance of this special event. This watch will be a great reference to David Cameron and perfect piece in any Rolex enthusiasts collection.