Rolex launched the New 2014 D-Blue & Green DeepSea.


Live pictures of new DSSD D-Blue from Percy



From my earlier reports, you can read over here and here, it seems I was close. Rolex just launched their new DeepSea with a new dial design, from blue to black and regular black ceramic bezel insert. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised by the strange color combination, specially the bright green isn’t matching at all with the elegant blue & black. I seriously wonder what happend wrong at the Genevan Design Department. To much is going on and the more I look, I really don’t understand this green print but then, I love the fact Rolex is honoring Cameron’s deepest dive and therefor also Rolex Piccard heritage and tool watch history at once! Check out for all info about the new DeepSea D-Blue dial.RPR_NewDeepSeaBlueGreen Except that Rolex choose the most easy way by only chancing the dial to revival their DeepSea after the successful launch of their Seadweller at last Basel show, the appearance is far from Rolex like. It’s a mix of emotions, the blue from the white gold Submariner and a new green, we’ve not seen before. It’s a color green one suspect with a electric car, the Porsche 918 has this green but is also revolutionair and that I miss with the new 2014 DeepSea.. RPR_foto   The press pictures from Rolex look much better then the one shot up here live. The all over look is on Rolex website less bright and more elegant but once you see it in full daylight, it’s much more obvious. The design has been made for those that dive deep, where daylight is spare.. RPR_DSSD_bl_green3 RPR_DSSD_bl_green2 RPR_SDDSDblue The new D-Blue DeepSea is priced in europa at € 10.000,=, thats a premium of € 250 compared to the all black version of the DeepSea and probably the costs Rolex had to update the dial. RPR_b36c0300bcd4ee6c431da01609c79107 The new dial design will definitely help to sell the Deepsea. Although I read of many haters, there are always guys out there that want the newest Rolex design. The two tone dial can work interestingly when you play with it in sunlight, in like 5 – 10 years from now somehow we all will get used to the bright green. RPR_ad705f700b4f00a152667b38932f3dc0 Hopefully by then we remember why Rolex has given us this surprise outside the normal Basel news. Fact is that once Mr. Cameron hit the bottom of the sea while several specially produced giant 51 mm DeepSea Challenger where attached to the outside of his submariner, his achievement has become Rolex history. After Jaques Piccard & Lt. Don Walsh firstly reached the deepest spot on earth with the exceptional Rolex DeepSea Special in 1960, the story continued with the Cameron & The Challenger & DeepSea.   RPR_GreenDEEPSEA_bluegradientdial I was just looking again at the new design and thought like, something is missing. So i added some more green in the triangle and the pearl only.. A 1$ marker-pen can do the trick 😉RPR_Green_dot_DblueDeepsea

I personally prefer this one, with greenish triangle and white pearl that colors blue in the dark. At least, to me, the green makes sense now, being a special Cameron DeepSea issue..RPR_Green_Triangle_DblueDeepsea