The Deepsea D-Blue Dial by Rolex for James Cameron

The Deepsea D-Blue Dial by Rolex for James Cameron

In honour of him, and his new film

Rolex may have some big names in on its list of brand ambassadors, however noone has received a special watch made in their honour... Until now

Iconic watchmaker Rolex has revealed its special edition of an equally iconic style, the Deepsea D-Blue Dial, in celebration of James Cameron's historic solo dive to the bottom of the Marianas Trench two years ago.

Breaking tradition by releasing the style in the middle of the year (usually all new Rolex watches are released exclusively at the Baselworld trade show in March), it also did so online. The newest Rolex watch is based on the standard Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 watch, but has a unique dial that starts blue at the top and using a gradient goes to black. "D-Blue" likely stands for "diving blue" and the colour change on the dial is in reference to Cameron's achievement... Talking of which, the director is set to release a 3D movie about, titled Deepsea Challenge, this week. 

New dial aside, the watch features the same technical features that make the Deepsea such an iconic diving watch, including water resistance down to 12,800 feet, blue 'Chromalight' markers for low-light visibility, a helium escape valve, and the Glidelock bracelet extension system, which lets wearers quickly adjust the bracelet size without tools.