The DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D movie released by National Geographic magazine records the adventures of explorer and filmmaker James Cameron reaching the deepest part of the ocean. To complement this adventure, Rolex is introducing the new Rolex Deepsea watch. This top diving watch can withstand extremely high water pressure and is equipped with a ‘D-blue’ color surface representing the deep sea.
Its dark blue gradation to a lacquered black surface is reminiscent of the blurred area of the ocean, where the last rays of sunlight penetrated from the sea surface and disappeared into the endless abyss, echoing James Cameron’s deep-sea challenge diving trip. In addition, to commemorate this cooperation, the word ‘DEEPSEA’ on the surface is even colored with the color of James Cameron’s green submarine under the water.
To coincide with the premiere of the documentary in the United States, the new Rolex Deepsea watch is easy to launch in New York on Monday, August 4. The premiere was held at the Sea Life Museum at the American Museum of Natural History, and Cameron and other celebrities from diving adventures or the movie world were also present. DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D documents Cameron’s historical feat of diving into the Mariana Trench with the support of Rolex and National Geographic.
Snorkel to the end of the deep sea and explore the last frontier
On March 26, 2012, James Cameron, a filmmaker and explorer, set a world record of 10,908 meters under the Pacific Ocean in a single person in a DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine. He stayed on the seabed for three hours to explore and collect samples, and shot the first high-resolution images in this last frontier. Scientists estimate that 95% of the ocean remains unexplored, hiding clues to life on Earth. Among the samples collected during this expedition, at least 68 new species were found. This documentary contains highlights from the first to the 13th Pacific Dive Tour of the Deep Ocean Challenge.
The enlightening journey to the deep ocean challenge kicked off a new era of deep ocean scientific exploration. On January 23, 1960, the Trieste, a deep-sea submarine, reached the end of the Mariana Trench for the first time, and no one has since returned to the abyss. However, whenever humans venture into new territories of the planet, Rolex is always there.
Rolex Deep Sea Submarine
Rolex watches are inextricably linked to the Trieste and the deep sea challenge. In these two historical submarine voyages, the experimental Rolex was attached to the hull of the ship. At 11 kilometers below sea level, it withstood the greatest water pressure on the planet, but it worked perfectly on both occasions. Waterproof performance. Rolex was a pioneer in the conquest of the deep sea with its innovative inventions. The Oyster watch launched in 1926 was the world’s first waterproof timepiece, and later introduced Oyster Perpetual Submariner (1953), Sea-Dweller (1967). And Rolex Deepsea (2008) professional diving watch.
Top diving watches
The new generation diving watch Rolex Deepsea is water resistant to 3,900 meters. Its 44mm Oyster case is tightened with the patented Ringlock system, which not only exceeds the most stringent requirements of professional divers, but also sets a new benchmark for ruggedness, precision, practicality and reliability. James Cameron wore a Rolex Deepsea watch while exploring the Mariana Trench. Based on this design blueprint, the Rolex Deepsea Challenge experimental watch is water-resistant to 12,000 meters. It was attached to the submarine’s mechanical arm during Cameron’s expedition and was tested in real situations.
Challenge the limits
The new Rolex Deepsea watch’s gradient “D-blue” dial not only celebrates the historic relationship between Rolex and James Cameron, but also symbolizes Rolex’s investment in exploration, innovation and striving to exceed human limits. The Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch, attached to the submarine’s robotic arm, operates accurately even at the end of the challenger’s abyss.
Rolex is the leading brand in the Swiss watchmaking industry. Headquartered in Geneva, it is known worldwide for its superb craftsmanship and expertise. Every Oyster watch is certified by the Observatory for its precise performance, becoming a symbol of excellence, performance and dignity. As a pioneer in the watch industry, Rolex began to develop watches as early as 1905, and introduced many major watchmaking innovations, such as the first waterproof watch Oyster watch introduced in 1926, and 1931 Automatic winding pendulum. To date, Rolex has registered more than 400 patents. Rolex is a true watchmaker. It has its own factory to design, develop and produce all the necessary parts for Rolex watches, from the casting of gold alloys, to the processing, polishing, assembly and decoration of movements, cases, surfaces and straps. , Complete a complete set of procedures independently. Rolex also actively supports the arts, sports, and adventure fields by sponsoring a variety of activities and philanthropic programs, fostering the spirit of creation and promoting environmental protection.