Custom Rolex: Single Red DeepSea

Robert-Jan Broer
March 25, 2009
Custom Rolex: Single Red DeepSea

This customized Rolex is an initiative by Philipp Stahl (Steiner Maastricht) and Jerrel Manbodh (Manbodhwatches). It is a Jacques Piccard Edition called the Single Red DeepSea, and will be produced in only 86 pieces.

This number stands for each year of the life of Jacques Piccard. Phlipp and Jerrel have an official approval by the son of Jacques Piccard, Bertrand. The Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller that has been used, underwent quite a metamorphose. A DLC coating, engraving on the caseback and a single red wording of ‘DeepSea’ (referring to the red printed vintage Sea-Dwellers).

The watch comes in a special box and with an additional NATO strap. This project has been a crown on the work of the creator of this special edition, who is – besides watch dealer – also a true passionate of Rolex wrist watches and its history.

The ref.116660 Rolex Single Red Deep Sea – Jacques Piccard Edition will become available for 12.900 Euro, including 2 years warranty through their own watch atelier. You’ll also get an original copy of the book “7 miles down”, the story of the Bathyscaphe Trieste. World wide shipping through UPS Express. More information can be found at

More information on the subject Piccard, the Bathyscaphe Trieste etc. can be found at:

Watch of the Week
MeisterSinger N° 01 – 40 mm
Slimmer – and just as expressive
Brand of the Month
Grand Seiko Pays Tribute to the Nature of Time and Japan’s Twenty-Four Seasons
Four New Timepieces in its Heritage Collection
Topic of the Week
Video Review Of The Seiko 5 Sports Collection
Will this watch become Seiko's new best seller?


Robert-Jan Broer
About the author

Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

Watch reviews in your inbox.

Even when it’s not Speedy Tuesday.