Rolex Deepsea Challenge: Deepest Point On Earth
by Kyle Stults on March 26, 2012
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DEEP SEA HISTORY MADE!

UPDATE:  National Geographic images confirm of Jim Cameron emerging from the Deepsea Challenger with the Rolex was “on board”see images below

WOW — this is so exciting on so many levels — far beyond Rolex — but given what this blog exists for, I will maintain my focus:   National Geographic now reports:  Stuffed into a “vertical torpedo”, Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron has become the first person to make a solo dive to the deepest place on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. ANDif all went according to planthe Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch went with him!  UPDATE:  I believe that the first photo shown below confirms that the Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch did indeed make the journey on the outside of the vessel!

As of 5:52 p.m. ET (7:52 a.m. on Monday, local time), James Cameron has arrived at the Mariana Trench’s “Challenger Deep” — the deepest place on Earth.  His depth on arrival: 35,756 feet (10,898 meters)—a figure unattainable anywhere else in the ocean.  In follow up to my prior extensive look at the Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch produced for this mission, here are some follow up photos of the watch on Cameron’s vessel, the 24-foot-tall (7-meter-tall) DEEPSEA CHALLENGERhttp://deepseachallenge.com for more det’s.

PERPETUELLE EXCLUSIVE REPORTSThe Rolex DEEP Sea Special (1960)The Rolex DEEPSEA CHALLENGE (2012).

Photos of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge Affixed to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER

As seen upon Jim Cameron’s successful exit from his vessel — confirming that the Rolex Deepsea Challenge was along for the ride!


Cameron wearing a Rolex Deepsea

rolex deepsea challenge jim cameron with Rolex


Photos of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge Affixed to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER

Video / Photos by National Geographic

(please note that these photos are from training dives, not the actual mission)


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The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER

Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic

Comparison of the TRIESTE (1960) and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER (2012):

Click Here to visit Perpetuelle.com Exclusive Report on the Rolex DEEP Sea Special and Lt. Don Walsh’s and Piccard’s Historic Dive Into the Marian Trench in 1960