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Introducing The Rolex Deepsea Problem RLX Titanium Watch


BY HARLAN CHAPMAN-GREEN

Earlier this 12 months, Omega unveiled the Seamaster Planet Ocean Extremely Deep, which may go right down to 6000m under sea stage. This makes it one of many deepest commercially accessible scuba diving watches, a lot deeper than the Deepsea Sea-Dweller from Rolex. Effectively, Rolex wasn’t going to let that one slide for lengthy now, was it? Okay, granted, I don’t suppose both Rolex or Omega had been conscious of one another’s developments on the time, and each Omega’s providing and what we’re about to see from Rolex are very glorious watches, however we are able to’t assist feeling like that is Rolex exhibiting the world who’s boss.

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The watch in query is the Deepsea Problem RLX Titanium. It’s the primary watch from Rolex to have a titanium case and titanium bracelet, and it’s the primary commercially accessible diving watch from the model that may dive right down to 11,000m. Certain, Rolex has made watches that go right down to the underside of the deepest a part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, however that was a particular piece made for the job. What you see here’s a serially-produced watch which might go down that far however might be purchased from a Rolex supplier.

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The reference 126067 measures 50mm x 23mm, which is required to go to excessive depths. This watch isn’t outsized for the novelty issue, it’s this large as a result of it must be. Because of the titanium used as an alternative of chrome steel, it’s 30% lighter than the prototype utilized by James Cameron when he went right down to the underside of the Trench in 2012. The crystal of the 126067 is slimmer than that of the prototype as properly, but it surely’s nonetheless 9.5mm thick to withstand stress. Rolex even needed to work with Comex, a agency specialising in maritime engineering and deep diving work, to develop a rig able to testing the watch to 11,000m.

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Maybe the very best half about this watch is that it nonetheless appears like a Rolex. An unlimited one, sure, however the black dial with spherical markers and the black ceramic bezel are all Rolex diver hallmarks. The watch comes on the basic 3-link Oyster bracelet with a Fliplock extension hyperlink, Glidelock adjustable clasp and Fliplock safety bar to maintain all of it there. Contained in the watch is the self-winding calibre 3230, used within the Submariner no-date, amongst different watches. It contains a 4Hz beat price with a 70-hour energy reserve. Because of the Chronergy escapement, the facility reserve is lengthy, and the watch is very correct, examined to inside +/- 2s per day.

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The watch might be accessible someday in November of 2022. It’s part of the principle assortment and can value $26,000.

Go to Rolex right here.


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