While adventuring around the Bahamas this summer I brought along with me a Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Octopus. The Octopus has been out a year or two now, but this was the first time I had a chance to lay hands on the watch. Overall I found the Octopus to be a worthy island-exploring and water-going companion. Below is a short video review I prepared…and a boat load of pics. Enjoy!
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If ever an event was worthy of a special commemorative Rolex, James Cameron’s journey to (and exploration of) the deepest place on earth, the Mariana Trench, would be it. The new Rolex Deepsea “D-Blue Dial” edition is distinguished first and foremost by its two-tone gradient dial, a Rolex first. Otherwise sharing all of the features of the first Deepsea that Rolex unveiled in 2008 (though a far cry from the ultra-robust specs of the THREE experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch that went down with James Cameron (more on this new revelation below), I’ll walk you through the new Rolex Deepsea “D-Blue” in this Perpetuelle Special Report.
Rolex could be introducing what looks to be a new DeepSea model on August 4th, though exactly what is implied by the Rolex.com homepage right now is pure speculation. Speculators guess that it will be a “blue” version of the heralded Rolex DeepSea watch. That James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (see movie poster below) is opening on August 8th is very likely not a coincidence.
Speaking of Rolex Deepsea and James Cameron…don’t miss my earlier special reports in which I chronicled the mission to the deepest point on Earth and the Rolex that went along with him:
And of course this all-time Perpetuelle favorite: The (Original) Rolex Deep Sea Special – An Exclusive Report
What was until now essentially an unknown dive watch made by Breguet in the 1960s, a rare Breguet Ref 1646, has been discovered. The authenticity of the watch initially unknown, an inquiry directly to Montres Breguet revelaed the No. 1646 was indeed authentic, and furthermore, was just one of 60 pieces made. What a find! In today’s highly canvassed vintage watch market, we don’t often see stories like this. The remarkable story of this Breguet No. 1646 dive watch, with lots of pictures, can be read at Passion Horloger>>>