A WATCH MEETS THE CHALLENGE OF THE DEEP
Fifty-two years ago Rolex made watchmaking history when it joined the bathyscaphe Trieste, crewed by Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, as the Swiss-designed bathyscaphe descended to the then deepest-known point in the ocean.
On March 26th of this year, the iconic watch house of Rolex teamed up with James Cameron to visit the earth’s deepest and perhaps most alien realm, the Mariana Trench and this time to a depth 35,756 feet under water. It will be remembered in history as the Deepsea Challenge project.
The Rolex Deepsea Challenge wrist watch was mounted onto the robotic arm of Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger submersible. The Deepsea Challenge watch has the same in-house made Rolex Caliber 3135 automatic COSC Chronometer movement as the Rolex Submariner Deepsea watch originally introduced in 2008, it is larger in most all ways and was especially created by Rolex for this project.
What was Mr. Cameron wearing on his wrist? Why a regular Rolex Deepsea watch of course!
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