One of the least doubtless watches to obtain a full stable gold case and bracelet — contemplating it’s a chunky skilled dive watch — is Rolex’s Deepsea.

The Rolex Deepsea is now accessible, for the primary time, in stable 18K yellow gold.

The case has all the identical dimensions as earlier than, together with a 44 mm diameter, a 3,900-meter depth score, an computerized helium escape valve, and is powered by the identical caliber 3235 computerized motion that powers present Deepsea fashions. What’s new is the blue lacquer dial, the gold rotating dive bezel with matching blue ceramic insert, the identify “DEEPSEA” transferred in powdered yellow on the dial at 6, and the 18K yellow gold case and bracelet.

Helium valve of the Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

Based on Rolex, “This new model additionally incorporates a technical innovation: the high-performance compression ring throughout the Ringlock system is crafted from ceramic. A marvel of precision engineering, this Cerachrom ring is the results of a pioneering manufacturing course of. Coloured blue and embellished with a round satin end and inscriptions which might be engraved after which gilded, this element additionally marks a brand new approach of integrating ceramic right into a watch case: the compression resistance and anti-deformation properties of this high-tech materials contribute to the waterproofness of the watch.”

Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Deepsea Ref. 136668LB caseback

Because of the stable 18K yellow gold case and bracelet, that are naturally heavy, and the distinguished case dimensions of 44 mm x 17.7 mm (51.8 mm lug-to-lug), the full watch weight is over 332  grams — making it one among Rolex’s heaviest watches, if not the heaviest, available on the market.

The Rolex Deepsea 18K yellow gold (Ref. 136668LB) incorporates a 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal and an RLX Titanium screw-in caseback and retails for $52,100.


Pictures by Rolex.