Rolex introduce the Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue

There has undoubtedly been a huge buzz surrounding Rolex today, as last night they surprised watch lovers everywhere by revealing their brand new Deepsea Sea-Dweller: The D-Blue 116660.  Rolex don’t usually release new models outside of their Baselworld schedule, but last night they made a very special exception for their new D-Blue edition. Rolex had previously hinted to an announcement just a few days before the special moment on August 4th, highlighting what a unique occasion this would be for the brand.

The new Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue is dedicated to James Cameron’s successful solo dive in 2012, where he scientifically explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of the earth’s ocean. The Mariana Trench reaches an incredible 10,916 metres below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, which is nearly 36,000 feet underwater. Cameron was the very first to dive to this point alone, creating a landmark in the history of deep-water exploration. Rolex have decided to commemorate this expedition with their new Sea-Dweller model that features a beautifully unique gradient dial that fades from blue to black in order to reflect the journey to the perpetual darkness that the diver is met with at these depths of the ocean.