52 years on since Rolex created the first Deep Sea Special to accompany Jacques Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh on their record-breaking descent to the bottom of Challenger Deep. Rolex has introduced a new addition to their range in the form of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge which had accompanied James Cameron on his latest deep sea dive to the bottom of Challenger Deep.
The Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea Challenge is an experimental diving watch certified waterproof up to 12,000 meters or 39,370 ft. Its been designed to withstand the extreme pressures at those depths and has set a new record for the deepest diving watch in the world. Deepsea Challenge measures 28.5mm thick, a full 11mm thicker than Rolex’s production dive watch, the Deepsea.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Rolex.