Rolex doesn’t normally release watches outside of its normal Baselworld schedule, but today they have made their very first exception to that rule by releasing the new Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller series replica watches with D-Blue Dial 116660 watch. It has a blue and black gradient dial with a vibrant green colored “DEEPSEA” text on the dial. Interestingly enough the reference number for the D-Blue is the same as the standard black-dialed Deepsea.
Another testament to the unique nature of this occasion is how Rolex teased that the announcement would be on August 4th 2014 a few days in advance. Many considered Rolex to be quite late with the announcement as it was August 5th in much of the world by the time it was released. With that said, the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue cheap fake watch UK is finally here, so let’s see what details we know and how it relates to Rolex’s relationship with movie maker James Cameron.
The new Deepsea D-Blue is dedicated to James Cameron’s successful descent in 2012 to the deepest point on our planet located at an immense depth of 10,900 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. An upcoming film will be released a few days from now, known as Deepsea Challenge 3D. The film will explore Cameron’s descent and some of the scientific successes of the voyage. Cameron himself would have never done the dive if there was not some scientific outcome possible. On the dial of the watch the green color of the “DEEPSEA” label represents the decent of Cameron’s submersible as it is the same color.
We previously discussed the History of dive watches, where Rolex has an incredibly diverse journey of creating waterproof watches. Not only did Rolex create the first seriously water resistant timepiece with the Rolex Oyster in 1926, but about 30 years later they also created the Submariner, one of the most widely recognized diver’s watches of all time.
The limits of what a watch can achieve in terms of water resistance have been pushed to their absolute extreme by the brand in 1960 when, for the first time ever, a wristwatch made it to the deepest point on Earth. Known as the Rolex Deep Sea Special, the Replica Rolex watch dove to about 10,900 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean with two brave men and their 150 ton submersible called the Trieste.
People who enjoy 3D printing as a hobby tend to like mechanical things, and you know what that means – a lot of them are going to be watch guys. Even Bre Pettis, the founder of Makerbot (probably the most popular producer of 3D printers for consumers) is a big watch lover. The 3D printing universe has opened up a world of very interesting possibilities in the realm of horology. While 3D printed watches aren’t a glorious reality yet, we’ve seen an number of developments over the last year, such as the 3D Printed Tourbillon here. Now, check out this 300% Rolex Submariner fake watches designed and produced by Franc Falco as an homage to his own personal Rolex Submariner.
The plans include not only the schematics for all the parts you’ll need (expect for the clock mechanism which is a cheap separate purchase), but also a detailed PDF with Franc’s instructions on how to assemble your own “truly desk worthy” dive watch. For the public plans, he removed the Rolex stainless steel case replica watches and branding for legal reasons, but his original project was as close to a replica of his own Submariner as possible – just 300% larger in size.
Like many 3D printing hobbyists, Falco engaged in the project to replicate his watch in 3D printed form to see if it would work. This is a common motivating factor for enthusiasts, and places like Thingverse are full of “look what I replicated using my 3D printer” experiments. Not all work out this well. According to Falco the entire project was done with a budget of under $100 – and most of that is in the cost of the 3D printing material. The real expense, of course, is in time if you want to do one yourself. Falco did all the work of designing the parts, but you’ll have to print them, sand them, and assemble this very complex project. As a testament to his skills, even the ratcheting uni-directional rotating bezel system on the watch works.
Assuming you could wear a 300% size increased dive watch, you could even wear this piece, as the bracelet fully articulates along with a deployant clasp. Of course, the crown doesn’t work, as this desk Rolex diving watches UK are powered by a small quartz clock movement. Don’t even ask about water resistance. According to Falco, the hardest part to not only design but also assemble is the dial. I think the end result looks fantastic, and that Falco did an amazing job. Kudos to him, and what an amazing display piece a massive diver’s watch like this would make in the home or office of any watch lover.