Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller Dive Watch Review (Ref 116660)
by Kyle Stults on September 15, 2012
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Breitlingsource.com recently posted a review of the Rolex DeepSea watch which was introduced in 2008.  It is a nice top-to-bottom on the watch for the casual Rolex or watch enthusiast.  If you are well versed on Rolex it might not be as exciting for you, unless you want to debate with his opinions on the watch.  Nelson’s been doing watch reviews for quite a few years now and I always look forward them.

I haven’t written much about the DeepSea here at Perpetuelle, though I did publish a fantastic hands-on report about the bubble-domed Rolex Deep Sea Special from 1960 and I’ve also covered extensively the newest member of the Rolex Deep Sea family, the 2012 Rolex Deepsea Challenge.

The Rolex Deepsea Challenge, water resistance rated to 12,000 meters, is the watch that famous movie producer and now explorer James Cameron took to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the deepest known point on Earth, earlier this year — I posted live pics from this event, too.  A specifications comparison of all three watches is at the very bottom.

Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller Dive Watch Review (2008)

Rolex Deep Sea Special (1960)

Rolex Deepsea Challenge (2012)

 

Though I have often stated I am a big Rolex enthusiast, these particular pieces and the extreme depths to which they were taken — as well as the people that went with them and their stories — have always enamored me.  I find the “Deep Sea Family” to be the most interesting Rolex timepieces, period.