Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold

written by YWH team 12 April 2024
Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold ref. 136668LB

Quick specs Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold
Price: € 54.200 | CHF 49’900 | $ 52,100 | £ 45,700
Size: 44 mm
Reference: 136668LB

The Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold is the first extreme diving Rolex timepiece ever that comes in gold. Who would have thought of a watch having a water resistance of 3,900 meters / 12,800 feet that is almost solid 18-carat gold? It might help you to sink under water, the shininess might attract some undiscovered sea creatures, but above all it’s a huge statement.

The almost legendary diver’s watch has a case made of 18 ct yellow gold measuring 44 millimeters. The bezel in bright blue is from a ceramic alloy called Cerachrom with a ceramic insert. It is 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable and has a triangular ‘zero’ marker with luminous effect. To obtain a graduation effect on the bezel is it PVD coated with a thin layer of yellow gold.

Magic blue dial

The dial has this magical deep sea blue hue with the “DEEPSEA” logo shaded in powdered yellow. Moreover, the large hour markers and hands have Rolex’ luminous effect called Chromalight. Which glows up twice as long as regular luminova.

To ensure its diving capabilities the Deepsea has a so called Ringlock System case architecture with helium escape valve. The screw-down crown has a triplock triple waterproofness system, the screw-down case back is from titanium. Together with 5.5-millimeter thick sapphire you can reach depths of 3,900 meters / 12,800 feet. Which is just impressive.

The Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold has a power reserve of 70 hours

The watch runs on an automatic Rolex caliber 3235. You might know this movement from the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller for instance. It is a Superlative Chronometer, which is above COSC certification, and offers a power reserve of of 70 hours.

The Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold comes on an Oyster, three-piece solid links 18 ct yellow gold bracelet. And it is secured with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system.

© Photos: Rolex / JVA Studios / Ulysse Frechelin

Technical data Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold
Rolex caliber 3235 (base Rolex 3035) | Automatic | Diameter: 28.5 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Parts: 201 | Jewels: 31 | Stop seconds device | COSC certified | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Power reserve: 70 hours
Case and dial:
44 mm | 18 ct yellow gold | Thickness: 17.7 mm | Domed, 5.5 mm-thick scratch resistant sapphire | Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in blue ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in gold | Blue lacquered dial | Screw-down, triplock triple waterproofness system crown | Screw-down case back | Water resistance: 390 ATM / 390 bar / 3,900 meters / 12,800 feet
Oyster, three-piece solid links 18 ct yellow gold bracelet | Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system
Price Rolex Deepsea Yellow Gold:
€ 54.200 | CHF 49’900 | $ 52,100 | £ 45,700

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