Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch
by Kyle Stults on March 20, 2012
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UPDATE: DEEP SEA HISTORY MADE!!!  SEE OUR EXCLUSIVE REPORTING ON JAMES CAMERON’S SUCCESSFUL MISSION TO THE DEEPEST POINT ON EARTH — AND YES, THE ROLEX WENT WITH HIM, WE HAVE THE PHOTOS TO PROVE IT!!

Rolex water resistance:  12,000 meters / 39,370 feet…

52 years after a Rolex watch accompanied the Trieste on its historic descent to 10,916 metres (35,800 feet) in the Mariana trench, National Geographic explorer-in-residence James Cameron, on board the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, prepares to go even deeper.  This time again, a Rolex watch, the Rolex Deepsea Challenge, is part of the expedition.  As always, Perpetuelle is here bringing you the first look.  Enjoy these shots of the new Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch — rated to 12,000 meters, or 39,370 feet — Images and VIDEO, below (note:  official specs and details are yet to be released now posted below).

You can also read all about the Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge, here, at http://deepseachallenge.com/.  AND >>>> if you missed it, a MUST SEE:  Perpetuelle.com Rolex Deep Sea Special – An Exclusive Report  in which I spent some time with Lt. Don Walash and the Rolex Deep Sea Special from his 1960 mission.

Rolex DEEPSEA Challenge Watch (w/ Video)

experimental watch

51.4mm stainless steel case (28.5mm thick), 5.3mm screw down, grade 5 titanium caseback, 14.3mm sapphire crystal, Triplock crown, Rolex Caliber 3135 (automatic mechanical), Chromalight lume, Cerachrom ceramic bezel insert with numerals coated in Platinum (Pt) via PVD

water resistant:  12,000 meters / 39,370 feet

look at the AMAZING profile on this watch:  28.5mm thick CASE, 14.3mm sapphire CRYSTAL!!

note the thickness of the case in the watchmaker’s hand:

VIDEO:  Making of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch

*** PERPETUELLE FLASHBACK***

“This is Trieste. We are on the bottom of Challenger Deep. . . . Over.”

– U.S. Navy LT Don Walsh, on January 23, 1960

The Rolex that proved water-resistant to 35,840 feet…in the metal…

click through to visit Perpetuelle’s Exclusive Report on the Rolex Deep Sea Special