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Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch goes to Deepest Point On Earth

It’s been a whopping 52 years since the bathyscaph Trieste went down to a depth of 10,916 meters (35,800 feet), deep in the Marian trench, accompanied by the Rolex watch. Now, more than half a century after the fabled event, James Cameron, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, got onboard the Deepsea Challenger, for the purpose of heading deeper than the previous event, assisted by the newest timepiece from Rolex, the Rolex Deepsea Challenge.

It can reportedly adventure to depths of 12,000 meters (39,370 feet) and sports a 51.4 mm stainless steel case, 28.5 mm thick. The caseback is a grade 5 titanium one. In addition, the timepiece features a Triplock crown, a 14.3 mm sapphire crystal, Chromalight lume, cerachrom ceramic bezel insert with numerals coated in platinum via PVD and the precise Rolex Caliber 3135 automatic mechanical movement.

Furthermore, a 48 hour power reserve makes sure it won’t stop working when you need it. The display consists of the usual hour, minute and seconds indicators, as well as instantaneous date with rapid setting. The watch works at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour.

The price remains unknown, and so is availability. In case it will come onto market, we’ll make sure you get to know when and how. Stay tuned for more info.

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By Richie Rich

Posted 27 Mar 2012 9:40 am

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