Six Reasons Why You Need The Rolex DeepSea Oystersteel Watch


Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

To those in the know, Rolex is all about precision and performance, and for the unveiling earlier this year of its newest Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea watch, the brand pulled out all the stops adding significant features that make this watch water resistant to more than 12,800 feet and able to go the distance with its wearer. The 44 mm Oystersteel case features redesigned lugs, a broader Oyster bracelet, Oysterlock folding safety clasp, high-tech materials and more. All of the timepiece’s features are indicative of the brand’s long association with deep-water research. Rolex has gone to the depths of the Mariana’s Trench strapped to the hull of the bathyscaphe Trieste, and joined James Cameron in his Deep Sea Challenge expeditions. Here we take a look at the five reasons any diver would want to own the Rolex DeepSea watch.

1- It uses Oystersteel. Specially  developed by Rolex, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential.  

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial made of OysterSteel

2- It is fitted with the brand’s proprietary patented Ringlock system. The Ringlock consists of three elements: a domed 5.5 mm-thick sapphire crystal, a high-performance nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel ring inside the case middle, and a case back in Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium.

3- It is fitted with the brand’s Trip-Lock winding crown and a helium escape valve that was developed and patented by Rolex back in 1967. Each piece is tested in a specially developed Hyperbaric chamber.

4 – The unidirectional rotatable bezel of the Rolex Deepsea is fitted with a patented 60-minute  Cerachrom insert in black ceramic, which is corrosion resistant and scratch resistant.

5- The Rolex Deepsea is powered for the first time by the new caliber 3235 self-winding mechanical movement that is resistant to shocks and magnetism. The movement incorporates the brand’s patented Chronergy escapement that offers high energy efficiency and dependability. The rotor and hairspring are made of an exclusive paramagnetic alloy. In short, the movement is 10 times more precise than those with traditional hairsprings.

6- It carries the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification, which is stricter than the COSC standards.

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial carries the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial carries the Rolex Superlative Chronometer Certification

Tech specs

Case: Oyster, 44 mm, Oystersteel

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown. Rolex Ringlock System case architecture with Helium escape valve
DIAMETER: 44 mm
MATERIAL: Oystersteel
BEZEL: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
WINDING CROWN: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL: Domed, 5.5 mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire
WATER-RESISTANCE: Waterproof to 3,900 metres / 12,800 feet, helium escape valve
MOVEMENT: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE: 3235, Manufacture Rolex
PRECISION: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
FUNCTIONS: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Instantaneous date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
OSCILLATOR: Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
ESCAPEMENT: Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
WINDING: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
POWER RESERVE: Approximately 70 hours
Dial: black, legible Chromalight display with blue luminescence.  BRACELET: Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL: Oystersteel. Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system. Fliplock extension link
 Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing ) 

So, if you want to be able to brag about your watch, this is the timepiece for you.


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