BASEL 2008 - Rolex's New Sea Dweller Deepsea  2 Comments


Rolex just announced its new Sea Dweller replacement - the Sea Dweller Deepsea which is rated to a depth of 3900 meters! This is for me, over engineering to the extreme. Not that its deep sea capability is a poor achievement - on the contrary - but whether there is in fact any need for a watch to achieve such a depth rating.
The new watch retains most of the design cues of the previous Sea Dweller but has all the incremental improvements first seen in the GMT II Ceramic Bezel. This watch will be taller and slightly larger than its predecessor. What is completely new is its new Guidelock clasp which will allow the user to adjust the size of the bracelet in 1.8mm increments.
I am impressed by the engineering achievements of this watch but aesthetically, while its handsome and manly, I am perturbed by the large text "ORIGINAL GAS ESCAPE VALVE" and "RING LOCK SYSTEM" just under the rotating bezel. Both of which would have been better placed on the back of watch. In my opinion, less is more.
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- HT
Image courtesy of Rolex (Press Kit)



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