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In the video above, we review the Rolex Deepsea Reference 116660 with the D-Blue dial.
The Rolex Deepsea Reference 116660 is made for the extremes with deepsea explorers in mind as it is water-resistant to 12,800 feet or 3,900 metres.
In March 2012, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron made a record solo manned dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in his “Deepsea Challenger” submersible, reaching the depth of 35,787 feet or 10,908 feet.
The Rolex Deepsea “James Cameron” Reference 116660 with the D-Blue Dial, introduced in August 2014, was made as a tribute to the partnership between James Cameron, National Geographic and Rolex that resulted in that record dive.
There is more to this Rolex Deepsea Reference 116660 than just the stunning graduated dial that goes from blue to black and its extreme water-resistance. There is also the Rolex Oyster bracelet’s Glidelock and Fliplock as well as the blue Chromalight luminescence that glows in total darkness as you will discover in the video.
Though it is rather thick with the height of 17.7mm and the diameter of 44mm, the Rolex Deepsea is without a doubt a well-built and extreme sports watch. Once one gets used to the size, thickness and weight of around 200g, the Rolex Deepsea is actually a comfortable watch to wear, much to our delight.