Rolex Deepsea Challenge

Rolex Deepsea Challenge

Rolex Deepsea Challenge

On January 23rd 1960 the “deep boat” Trieste made an historic descent to 10,916 meters. On that occasion it was accompanied by a Rolex watch.

James Cameron, National Geographic explorer-in-residence on-board the Deepsea Challenger is preparing to go even deeper this time also accompanied by another Rolex watch, the newly released Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch. .

Here are some of the basic spec’s for more detail scroll down.

Water resistance: 12,000 meters, 39,370 feet
Rolex Caliber 3135 (automatic mechanical)
Diameter 51.4mm, Thickness  28.5mm
Grade 5 titanium case-back  5.3mm thick
Sapphire crystal 14.3mm thick

You can read more about the Deepsea challenge on the Rolex site
Below is a video about the making of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge.

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