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April 19, 2024    |    

A Golden Descent: The New Rolex Deepsea Illuminates the Abyss

Luxury meets performance in a deep-sea diver's watch.

For decades, the Rolex Deepsea has been synonymous with conquering the ocean’s depths. Now, in 2024, Rolex unveils a stunning new iteration of this legendary divers’ watch, crafted from a most unexpected material: 18ct yellow gold. This audacious choice marks a departure from the traditional toolish aesthetic of deep-sea watches, introducing an element of opulent luxury to the realm of professional diving.

The new Deepsea is a marvel of both technical prowess and aesthetic innovation. Its 44mm Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to an astonishing 3,900 meters (12,800 feet), is a testament to Rolex’s engineering expertise. The case back is crafted from a solid block of 18ct yellow gold, while the middle case features a captivating blend of polished and satin finishes.

The unidirectional rotatable bezel boasts a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in a mesmerizing blue ceramic. This not only complements the blue lacquer dial but also provides exceptional legibility underwater. The hour markers and hands, fashioned from 18ct yellow gold, are filled with luminescent material ensuring optimal readability in the inky blackness of the deep.

Beneath the luxurious exterior lies the Rolex calibre 3235, a self-winding mechanical movement renowned for its precision, reliability, and power reserve of approximately 70 hours. This movement, entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, is a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to in-house innovation.

The new Rolex Deepsea is completed by an Oyster bracelet in 18ct yellow gold. This robust and comfortable bracelet features the ingenious Rolex Glidelock extension system, allowing for effortless micro-adjustments of the fit. The Oysterlock safety clasp ensures the watch remains securely fastened even during the most demanding dives.

The 2024 Rolex Deepsea is a bold statement piece. It transcends the boundaries of a mere tool watch, becoming a coveted symbol of luxury and performance for the most discerning underwater explorers. This timepiece is a testament to Rolex’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of both watchmaking and deep-sea exploration.

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