Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 ‘Black Dial’ Watch Hands-On




Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 'Black Dial' Watch Hands-On Hands-On


At Baselworld 2018 Rolex debuted an updated version of the famed Deepsea Sea-Dweller watch. aBlogtoWatch went hands-on with the D-Blue (aka “James Cameron”) version of the reference 126660 Deepsea watch here. Today, I give my personal take on the new Rolex Deepsea 126660 and look at the other dial version which is the traditional black face for the Deepsea. Does a different dial color for a dive watch merit its own discussion? When it is a Rolex, perhaps the answer is yes. It also gives me an opportunity to discuss my own feelings about Rolex’s largest, and “most professional” dive watch.

The traditional black dial for the 126660 Deepsea is not identical to the D-Blue (blue to black gradient dial) in terms of text. The primary difference (in addition to colors) is the placement and size of “Deepsea.” On the D-Blue 126660 the word is placed right above “Sea-Dweller” under where the hands connect. On the the black dial, “Deepsea” is smaller and placed just over where the hands connect under “Oyster Perpetual Date.” I happen to prefer the black dial myself, as part of that is the placement of the text. Yes, we aren’t even talking about the functionality, construction, or comfort of the watch, but rather, where a small term is placed on the dial. Welcome to being a watch nerd.



Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660 'Black Dial' Watch Hands-On Hands-On