New Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA for Conquerors of Extreme Depths

May 14, 2008
Rolex has developed a new Sea-Dweller watch for most courageous and adventurous divers who are ready to conquer unbelievable depths and need a reliable timekeeping companion on their wrist.

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA provides a remarkable waterproofness to an extreme depth of 3,900 meters (equal to12, 800 feet). The diver's watch has required its creators to come up with a few innovative decisions - the timepiece is based on a RINGLOCK SYSTEM, a new Rolex-patented case architecture that is able to resist the colossal pressure exerted by water at extreme depths.

The first major feature of the innovative system is the high-performance ring that is set inside the middle case between the crystal and the case back. The ring is produced from the nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel. It allows the watch to resists the pressure exerted by water on the crystal and the case back. The middle case is produced from 904L steel.

Another important component of the RINGLOCK SYSTEM is the synthetic sapphire crystal that is slightly domed and much thicker than the crystals of other Rolex Oyster watches.

Finally, the system features the case back made of a titanium alloy, a stainless material of extreme resistance. The case back is held in place against the high-performance ring with help of a 904L-steel ring.

The Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel that has incorporated a 60-minute graduated black CERACHROM disc to be used by the diver for precise tracking of his dive time. Here comes one more Rolex-patented innovation - the CERACHROM disc is engraved with the numerals and the graduations filled with platinum while applying an innovative PVD technique.

The zest of the graduated bezel is the zero triangular marker provided with a capsule filled with a new luminescent material emitting a blue glow for longer visibility at night or at extreme depths.

The dial of the Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA is characterized by perfect legibility - it is completed with gold indexes and hands that are wider and specially coated with the same new luminescent material emitting a blue glow.

The heart of the Rolex watch is caliber 3135, acclaimed for its chronometric precision, reliability and its robustness. The mechanism is provided with a PARACHROM hairspring to guarantee high resistance to shocks and magnetic fields.

The highly reliable nature of the movement is COSC-chronometer certified. It offers an advantage of a 48-hour power reserve.

The Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA is complemented by a solid 904L steel bracelet. The wearer of the watch will be able to adjust the length of the bracelet for wear the timepiece over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick thanks to a double extension system that includes Fliplock extension links and the new GLIDELOCK clasp.

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