Rolex Deepsea Challenge

Rolex Deepsea Challenge

As you might have recently read or seen, Hollywood director James Cameron recently took a submarine to the deepest part of the ocean and spent 6 hours on the ocean floor, filming his surroundings. What you may not have heard, is that Cameron was wearing an experimental Rolex timepiece during the adventure.

The wristwatch is known as the ‘ Rolex Deepsea Challenge ‘. Not a whole lot is known about this piece as Rolex have remained fairly tight lipped, however, what we do know is that the watch is an absolute beast!

The ‘Deepsea Challange’ is waterproofed up to 12,000m (39,370ft), and is¬†rumoured to be 51+mm wide and 20+mm high. This is a significant increase in every area, as the largest Rolex piece before this was the Deepsea Sea-Dweller, which is waterproofed to 3,000m (12,900ft), measures 43mm in width and 17.3mm in height. Despite the massive increase in size and capability, the DC has not sacrificed looks for ability (check out the pictures to the left), the piece is a behemoth of beauty!

While it’s not likely this timepiece will make it into commercial production, it is an incredible feat in horology, it’s amazing to think that now the industry has pieces that can be worn on the moon and at the deepest point of the ocean!