On the 5th day of August 2014 at the Museum of Natural History, New York was the venue for the launch of the new edition of the Rolex Deppsea along with the pre-premiere of the documentary Deepsea Challenge, which recounts the diving history of the film director James Cameron, responsible for blockbuster hits Titanic and Avatar, and that counts with the support of National Geographic and Rolex.
The great achievement of Cameron could go down to a depth of 10.908 m on 26 march 2012, commanding a submersible. For the Rolex was the challenge to manufacture, in just six weeks, a watch ultra-rugged that will be attached to the capsule of the expedition to explore the depths of the Pacific, a task that was not only fulfilled in the long term, as has resulted in a total success, with the watch returning intact!
To honor this event, the Rolex has produced a version similar to the model used by Cameron in his adventure. The new Deepsea has the dial with the colours of the ocean and a subtle gradient that goes from midnight blue to deep black, recalling the depths of the sea, the registration, the DEEPSEA in green in the display makes reference to the name and the color of the submersible used in the documentary. The Deepsea is waterproof up to 3900 meters.
The Rolex has a history interesting in relation to diving watches for professional. In 1926, the brand created the Oyster Perpetual (which we noted here) and then came classics like the Oyster Perpetual Submariner (1953), the Sea-Dweller (1967) and Rolex Deepsea (2008). The expertise of Rolex in this area has led to the creation, in the decade of 60, the Deep Sea Special, an experimental model that faced the depth of 11 km and returned to the surface in perfect working condition!