Weekly Watch Photo – Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea
After a couple of days without WiFi access, my withdrawal side effects are beginning to vanish now my hands are on the console once more. A tardy beginning of the week, however we’ve got an incredible Weekly Watch Photo for you. Marcus Behnke from the German discussion Watchlounge.com shot some astonishing photographs of the über-plunge watch, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea.
Introduced in 2008 and right now a work of art, despite the fact that conclusions are divided. The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deep Sea is fit for withstanding profundities that we simple humans won’t ever drop to. It thoroughly beats near 100% of its genuine use, as these watches as a rule don’t get seriously jumping activity then work area diving.
The Sea-Dweller Deep Sea is the refreshed (new & improved) variant of the Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA, reference 116660, has an official profundity rating of 3,900 meters or 12,800 feet. In the time of its presentation it was the most water safe mechanical watch in sequential creation. In sequential creation, indeed, on the grounds that the non-sequential produced Pita Oceana has a profundity rating that beats this Rolex beast.
The Sea-Dweller Deep Sea or short SDDS, measures 44.0 mm in breadth and 17.7 mm in tallness. It has a 5.5 mm thick domed precious stone and weighs 220 grams altogether (arm band at full length). It is coincidentally, the solitary Rolex with date that doesn’t include the unmistakable cyclops date magnifier. The purpose behind this is its profundity rating; the cyclops wouldn’t endure the pressing factor at extraordinary depths.
In 1953 Rolex licensed the Twinlock crown, to shield the development from water getting into the case. Rolex expanded assurance of waterproofness for their jumping watches by presenting the Triplock crown in 1970.
Another accomplishment that thoroughly beats the genuine utilization of the SDDS, is the Helium Escape Valve. Prior to returning out of the shadows air, a professional jumper who gets back to surface after a deep plunge should invest energy in a decompression chamber, where he breathes a gas blend containing helium.
In the chamber, the helium, a very light unstable gas, invades all over the place, additionally entering the watch. It escapes from the watch at a more slow speed than the decrease of pressing factor in the chamber, with the outcome that the pressing factor of helium ‘imprisoned’ inside the watch is incredible to such an extent that it can make harm the watch and additionally let the precious stone jump out. Rolex made a helium valve that was fitted with a spring. It opens when the distinction in pressing factor among the inside and outside of the watch arrive at 3-5 bars.
What numerous individuals don’t know is that Rolex AND Doxa co-made the helium get away from valve, motivated by the necessities of Comex. Comex was a French professional plunging company that utilized Rolex watches for their jumpers. It wasn’t Rolex, yet Doxa with their Conquistador , who presented a plunge watch with a helium get away from valve to the shopper market.
There is significantly more to find out about the Rolex SDDS, yet now I let the lovely photographs speak…
Many expresses gratitude toward to Marcus Behnke from the watchlounge.com , a German watch discussion, for allowing me to utilize his lovely photos.
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, chief proofreader for Monochrome Watches .