Deepsea

126660 - 98220

Brand  : Rolex
Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
Model  : Deepsea
Reference  : 126660 - 98220
Complement : Steel - D-Blue Dial
On sale : 2018

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  • Brand  : Rolex
    Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
    Model  : Deepsea
    Reference  : 126660 - 98220
    Complement : Steel - D-Blue Dial
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 11 550 €
    Diameter : 44 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Diving
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 3235 Manufacture Rolex
    Calibre distinction : COSC certified
    Chronometer
    Superlative Chronometer
    Complication : Stop second mechanism
    Date
    Case material : Steel
    Case peculiarity : Unidirectional turning bezel
    Screwed-down crown
    Helium valve
    Screwed-down caseback
    Cerachom bezel in black ceramic
    60-minute graduated
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : > 1000 meters
    Dial : Lacquered
    Dial color : Dark blue
    Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    White gold hands
    Indexes : Triangles
    Dots
    Baton-type
    Luminescent
    White gold indexes
    Glass : Domed
    Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Steel
    Strap clasp : Oysterlock with Glidelock
    Folding buckle
    + More characteristics :
    Professional Watch
    Water resistance: 3900 meters

    Movement
    Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
    Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
    Functionnalities : Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
    Stop-seconds for exact time setting
    Oscillator : frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
    Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
    Large balance wheel with variable inertia
    High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
    Traversing balance bridge
    High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
    Escapement : chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
    Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
    Jewelling : 31 rubies
    Power Reserve : approximately 70 hours

    Case
    Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown) v Crown guard forms integral part of middle case
    Helium escape valve
    Ringlock System case architecture with nitrogen-alloyed steel ring
    Middle Case : Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
    Bezel : Oystersteel, unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic; moulded numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) v Case back : Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium, solid, screw down with fine fluting
    Winding Crown : Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
    Crystal : Domed 5.5 mm-thick sapphire

    Dial
    D-blue (gradient from deep blue to pitch black), lacquer
    Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) in 18 ct white gold
    Hands : 18 ct white gold, highly legible
    Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

    Bracelet
    Oyster, three-piece solid links
    Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
    Clasp : Oysterlock folding safety clasp
    Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)
    Fliplock extension link (26 mm)

DESCRIPTION

  • THE WATCH OF THE DEEP

    Rolex is unveiling the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea. It features a 44 mm case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This professional divers’ watch is equipped for the first time with calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.  

    The new Rolex Deepsea is made of Oystersteel and sports a D-blue dial with a deep-blue to pitchblack gradient. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. On this journey, partnered by Rolex and the National Geographic Society, film-maker and explorer James Cameron descended 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) to the ocean’s  deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench.

    Like all Rolex watches, the new Rolex Deepsea carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.

    OYSTER CASE AND RINGLOCK SYSTEM

    A divers’ watch designed for the deep, the Rolex Deepsea is waterproof to 3,900 metres (12,800 feet). Its Oyster case was developed to ensure phenomenal resistance to pressure without compromising the size and thickness of the watch.  The resulting Ringlock System, a patented case architecture, allows the Rolex Deepsea to withstand the colossal pressure exerted at extreme depths. The Ringlock System is composed of three elements: a domed 5.5 mm-thick sapphire crystal, a high-performance nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel ring, positioned inside the middle case of the watch, and a case back in Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium. The Triplock winding crown, equipped with three seals, screws down securely against the case, completing the waterproofness system and guaranteeing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch.

    The case of the Rolex Deepsea is also equipped with a helium escape valve, developed and patented by Rolex in 1967, which works to protect divers’ watches created for the deep. It allows excess pressure built up in the watch case to escape during a diver’s decompression phase in a hyperbaric chamber.

    In deep-sea diving, absolute reliability and security are of the essence. Each Rolex Deepsea must therefore undergo the necessary waterproofness tests required for divers’ watches. To this end, a special hyperbaric test tank was developed in conjunction with COMEX (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises, the world-renowned French company specializing in underwater engineering and hyperbaric technologies). Every single Rolex Deepsea is tested to ensure its waterproofness to a depth of 3,900 metres with an additional safety margin of 25 per cent.

    HIGH-TECHNOLOGY CERAMIC

    The unidirectional rotatable bezel of the Rolex Deepsea is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic that allows divers to monitor their underwater and decompression time for their safety. This Rolex-patented insert, made of an extremely hard and corrosion-resistant ceramic, is virtually scratchproof, and its colour is unaffected by ultraviolet rays. The numerals and the graduations are moulded in the ceramic and coloured with platinum using a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process. The bezel’s knurled edge offers excellent grip when manipulating the bezel to set dive time, even when wearing gloves.

    PERPETUAL CALIBRE 3235

    The new Rolex Deepsea is equipped with  calibre 3235, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking, this self-winding mechanical movement offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve,  resistance to shocks and magnetism, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hair-spring. Manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, the Parachrom hairspring is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional  hairspring in case of shocks. It is also fitted with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring its regularity in any position.

    Calibre 3235 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

    SECURE BRACELET WITH EXTENSION SYSTEMS

    The Rolex Deepsea’s Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening and a double extension system that allows the watch to be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. Using a toothed panel located under the clasp cover, the patented Rolex Glidelock system allows fine adjustment of the bracelet length in approximately 2 mm  increments up to around 20 mm, while the Fliplock extension link extends the Rolex Deepsea bracelet by 26 mm. Both extension systems and the clasp have been adjusted to fit the watch’s broader bracelet.

    SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATION

    Like all Rolex watches, the Rolex Deepsea is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

    The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an  international five-year guarantee.

  • THE WATCH OF THE DEEP

    Rolex is unveiling the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea. It features a 44 mm case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This professional divers’ watch is equipped for the first time with calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.  

    The new Rolex Deepsea is made of Oystersteel and sports a D-blue dial with a deep-blue to pitchblack gradient. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. On this journey, partnered by Rolex and the National Geographic Society, film-maker and explorer James Cameron descended 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) to the ocean’s  deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench.

    Like all Rolex watches, the new Rolex Deepsea carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.

    OYSTER CASE AND RINGLOCK SYSTEM

    A divers’ watch designed for the deep, the Rolex Deepsea is waterproof to 3,900 metres (12,800 feet). Its Oyster case was developed to ensure phenomenal resistance to pressure without compromising the size and thickness of the watch.  The resulting Ringlock System, a patented case architecture, allows the Rolex Deepsea to withstand the colossal pressure exerted at extreme depths. The Ringlock System is composed of three elements: a domed 5.5 mm-thick sapphire crystal, a high-performance nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel ring, positioned inside the middle case of the watch, and a case back in Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium. The Triplock winding crown, equipped with three seals, screws down securely against the case, completing the waterproofness system and guaranteeing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch.

    The case of the Rolex Deepsea is also equipped with a helium escape valve, developed and patented by Rolex in 1967, which works to protect divers’ watches created for the deep. It allows excess pressure built up in the watch case to escape during a diver’s decompression phase in a hyperbaric chamber.

    In deep-sea diving, absolute reliability and security are of the essence. Each Rolex Deepsea must therefore undergo the necessary waterproofness tests required for divers’ watches. To this end, a special hyperbaric test tank was developed in conjunction with COMEX (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises, the world-renowned French company specializing in underwater engineering and hyperbaric technologies). Every single Rolex Deepsea is tested to ensure its waterproofness to a depth of 3,900 metres with an additional safety margin of 25 per cent.

    HIGH-TECHNOLOGY CERAMIC

    The unidirectional rotatable bezel of the Rolex Deepsea is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic that allows divers to monitor their underwater and decompression time for their safety. This Rolex-patented insert, made of an extremely hard and corrosion-resistant ceramic, is virtually scratchproof, and its colour is unaffected by ultraviolet rays. The numerals and the graduations are moulded in the ceramic and coloured with platinum using a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process. The bezel’s knurled edge offers excellent grip when manipulating the bezel to set dive time, even when wearing gloves.

    PERPETUAL CALIBRE 3235

    The new Rolex Deepsea is equipped with  calibre 3235, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking, this self-winding mechanical movement offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve,  resistance to shocks and magnetism, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hair-spring. Manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, the Parachrom hairspring is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional  hairspring in case of shocks. It is also fitted with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring its regularity in any position.

    Calibre 3235 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

    SECURE BRACELET WITH EXTENSION SYSTEMS

    The Rolex Deepsea’s Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening and a double extension system that allows the watch to be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. Using a toothed panel located under the clasp cover, the patented Rolex Glidelock system allows fine adjustment of the bracelet length in approximately 2 mm  increments up to around 20 mm, while the Fliplock extension link extends the Rolex Deepsea bracelet by 26 mm. Both extension systems and the clasp have been adjusted to fit the watch’s broader bracelet.

    SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATION

    Like all Rolex watches, the Rolex Deepsea is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

    The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an  international five-year guarantee.

  • Brand  : Rolex
    Collection  : Oyster Perpetual
    Model  : Deepsea
    Reference  : 126660 - 98220
    Complement : Steel - D-Blue Dial
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 11 550 €
    Diameter : 44 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Diving
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 3235 Manufacture Rolex
    Calibre distinction : COSC certified
    Chronometer
    Superlative Chronometer
    Complication : Stop second mechanism
    Date
    Case material : Steel
    Case peculiarity : Unidirectional turning bezel
    Screwed-down crown
    Helium valve
    Screwed-down caseback
    Cerachom bezel in black ceramic
    60-minute graduated
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : > 1000 meters
    Dial : Lacquered
    Dial color : Dark blue
    Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    White gold hands
    Indexes : Triangles
    Dots
    Baton-type
    Luminescent
    White gold indexes
    Glass : Domed
    Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Steel
    Strap clasp : Oysterlock with Glidelock
    Folding buckle
    More characteristics :
    Professional Watch
    Water resistance: 3900 meters

    Movement
    Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
    Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
    Functionnalities : Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
    Stop-seconds for exact time setting
    Oscillator : frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
    Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
    Large balance wheel with variable inertia
    High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
    Traversing balance bridge
    High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
    Escapement : chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
    Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
    Jewelling : 31 rubies
    Power Reserve : approximately 70 hours

    Case
    Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown) v Crown guard forms integral part of middle case
    Helium escape valve
    Ringlock System case architecture with nitrogen-alloyed steel ring
    Middle Case : Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
    Bezel : Oystersteel, unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic; moulded numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) v Case back : Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium, solid, screw down with fine fluting
    Winding Crown : Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
    Crystal : Domed 5.5 mm-thick sapphire

    Dial
    D-blue (gradient from deep blue to pitch black), lacquer
    Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) in 18 ct white gold
    Hands : 18 ct white gold, highly legible
    Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

    Bracelet
    Oyster, three-piece solid links
    Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
    Clasp : Oysterlock folding safety clasp
    Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)
    Fliplock extension link (26 mm)