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At Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show in 2018, Rolex launched an updated version of the famous Deepsea Sea-Dweller watch. aBlogtoWatch participated in the actual operation of the D-Blue (aka "James Cameron") with reference to the 126660 Deepsea. Today, I will personalize the personal new Rolex Deep Sea 126660 and look at another deep-sea traditional black dial. Is the different dial color of the diving watch worth discussing? When it is a Rolex, perhaps the answer is yes. This also gave me the opportunity to discuss my feelings about Rolex's largest and most "professional" diving watch.
In terms of text, the 126660 Deepsea's traditional black dial is different from the D-Blue (blue to black gradient dial). The main difference (except for color) is the location and size of the "Deepsea". On D-Blue 126660, the word is placed directly above the "Sea-Dweller" where the pointer is connected. On the black dial, the “Deepsea” is smaller and is located at the joint of the “Oyster Perpetual Date”. I happen to like my black dial, part of which is the location of the text. Yes, we didn't even talk about the function, structure or comfort of the watch, but placed it on the dial for a short time. Welcome to become a watch nerd.
Speaking of words, Rolex seems to hope that the appearance of reference 126660 in 2018 looks similar to appearance 116660, so it retains one of the most controversial features of the original deep sea. This is a silver re-surrounding around the dial, which contains two phrases: "primary gas escape valve" (referring to automatic helium release valve) and "ring locking system", which means how to construct the housing to ensure such a high level Waterproof. The silver ring itself is actually part of the ring lock and is a "high performance nitrogen alloy stainless steel ring." To be honest, when you put on a watch, you will quickly forget that it was there, but in fact Rolex does not need to remind the wearer of the clock to include these parts/systems every time he looks at the dial. I don't usually complain about too much text, but I'm not sure if the text on Ring Lock needs to be there. Well, in a very magical package, this is not a big deal.
Most people who wear the deep sea will not bring it underwater - not to mention close to 13,000 feet. The Rolex Deep Sea Rolex has 3,900 meters of waterproof capacity, thanks to the actual submarine structure. Rolex watches can be made deeper - but unless you find yourself in a miniature, wearable submarine dive game, it is almost unimportant. The reason people tend to wear Rolex Deepsea (except that it is a very cool machine) is the size. The width is 44 mm, almost twice the thickness of the Submariner. The deep sea is a beast on the wrist - but the fans like a beast.
The situation of the ring lock system is part of the reason that it can withstand such great pressure. The individual sapphire crystal surface is 5.5 mm thick and the case is made of grade 5 titanium. For 2018, Rolex will no longer use the "904L steel" brand to refer to the steel they use. They are still using 904L steel for their watches, but they will not call it that way. Rolex launched "Oystersteel" as the preferred product, which made their special 904L alloy mixture unique to them.