Special Report: Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Edition

Rolex DEEPSEA header and logoRolex Deepsea D-Blue gradient dial

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.

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New Rolex DeepSea Blue

Sneak peek….

Rolex Deepsea Blue

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:

1 – Rolex Deepsea Challenge:  Deepest Point On Earth

2 – Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch  **UPDATE**

3 – Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch

4 – Deep Sea Challenge:  Explorer James Cameron Recounts Voyage to Bottom of the Sea (and the Rolex that went with him)

And of course this all-time Perpetuelle favorite:  The (Original) Rolex Deep Sea Special – An Exclusive Report

Deepsea Challenge 3D movie poster



rolex deepsea challenge watch

Stay tuned!

Super Rare Breguet Ref. 1646 Dive Watch Discovered

Breguet 1646 Dive Watch

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>>>

Breguet 1646 Dive Watch on strap

source: Passion Horlogere via DiveIntoWatches


All-Time Record Panerai Sale Set by Rare Panerai Luminor 6152/1

Panerai Luminor 1955 Ref 6152-1

At Sotheby’s auction “Important Watches”, held in Geneva on 14th May 2014, the all-time record for sale of a Panerai watch was set.  An extremely rare example of a stainless steel Luminor from 1955 was acquired by a Panerai enthusiast who bid the record sum of CHF 425,000 (approx. $478,000 /  €348,000).   This extremely rare and historical reference 6152/1 — distinguished by its transparent, removable polycarbonate bezel and Rolex caliber 618 — was unknown until recently when it was rediscovered by scholars and especially through the research of Dino Zei, ex -Chairman of Panerai SPA, before the Florence based company was bought by the Richemont Group.  It was owned by descendants of an accomplished Italian Navy Admiral.

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