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2018-03-23

Rolex DEEPSEA D-BLUE Ref. 98220

Rolex have tweaked the DEEPSEA D-BLUE by equipping it with a cutting-edge new caliber as well as a wider bracelet.



This is the NEW Rolex DEEPSEA D-Blue, powered by a Cal. 3235 that incorporates Rolex’s patented Chronergy escapement and offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

It is the first Deepsea to be equipped by this movement.



Not only does this new DS D-Blue get a new Cal. 3235 but its 44mm Oystersteel case boasts redesigned lugs and sides in order to accommodate its new wider Osyter bracelet.



The Deepsea’s Glidelock extension system and the Fliplock extension link have also been adapted accordingly.



I think the burning question, though is - is this upgrade exclusively for the D-Blue version or could we see the regular black DS getting the same changes?



I know that quite a few folks felt the current the bracelet wasn't quite substantial enough and thus not befitting the DS, but I always felt it helped to accentuate its chunky 3900m case?

What do you think? Do you approve, is the DS better for these changes or do you favor the original?

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