Rolex Unveils The New Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 136668LB Watch (Live Pics)

A hefty 18k yellow gold case gives this Deepsea a wallop of bling.


Rolex has a storied reputation for crafting tool watches built for extreme conditions. This was further solidified in 2022 with the introduction of the Deepsea Challenge, a watch made in titanium that conquered the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth. Now, Rolex throws a curveball with the Deepsea 136668LB; a solid 18k yellow gold version of the professional dive watch, prioritizing pure luxury over functionality.

The Deepsea 136668LB is a hefty beast on the wrist. Its 44mm diameter and imposing 17.7mm height, crafted entirely from 18k yellow gold, should make it feel unbalanced on the wrist, like strapping on a luxurious brick.

The Deepsea 136668LB maintains its professional roots with a vibrant blue lacquer dial and large, luminous hands for low-light visibility. Rolex’s signature cyclops magnifier sits over the date, while a blue ceramic bezel with a diving scale completes the look.

Thankfully, functionality hasn’t been entirely abandoned.  Behind the gold facade lies the Rolex Caliber 3235, a self-winding mechanical movement renowned for its accuracy and reliability. This powerhouse boasts a 70-hour power reserve and is COSC-certified.

A solid 18k gold Oyster bracelet completes the Deepsea 136668LB. Rolex’s engineering ensures comfort, but adds to the watch’s hefty weight. This limited-edition timepiece carries a price tag exceeding $52,100 USD.