The Rolex Deep Sea Special watch that accompanied the Trieste to a historic descent of 10,916 (35,800 feet) in the Mariana trench about 52 years back, created quite a stir among watch connoisseurs. Rolex is all set to revive that glory by designing the Deepsea Challenger that goes even deeper than its former counterpart. The magnificent watch is appointed for a special challenge- that of accompanying National Geographic explorer-in-residence James Cameron as part of the expedition. The Deepsea Challenger is designed to go a mammoth 12,000 meters/ 39,370 feet below sea level for which the watchmaker has given it a massive thickness to the case.
The 51.4mm stainless steel case (28.5mm thick) runs on a Calibre 3135 movement boasts of elements such as 5.3mm screw down, grade 5 titanium caseback, 14.3mm sapphire crystal, Triplock crown, Chromalight lume and Cerachrom ceramic bezel insert with numerals coated in Platinum. I would be ecstatic to get one look at this watch!