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Inspired by the experimental watch that accompanied filmmaker and explorer James Cameron on his historic 10,908-meter (35,787 feet) descent.

With historic ties to extreme nautical adventures, the passionate horologists at Rolex pride themselves on offering an extensive line of luxury sport watches designed to withstand the powers of the ocean. While the first Rolex dive watch launched in 1967, the brand has committed to evolving the limits of its watches through the use of precious materials and state-of-the-art technology. Now more than 55 years later, Rolex is proud to push the boundaries once again with an all-new watch that showcases a first-ever design with unprecedented credentials. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge is inspired by filmmaker James Cameron’s famous descent to the Mariana Trench in 2012.

What is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge?

The Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge features the first-ever full titanium construction from Rolex, marking a new milestone for adventurists and the technical engineers at Rolex. The watch presents a robust 50mm case design that measures an overall thickness of 23mm. Modeled after the Rolex Deep Sea that James Cameron wore, the new variation adopts famous characteristics like a black ceramic rotating bezel, silver inner bezel, and metal-matching oyster bracelet. The Deepsea Challenge incorporates the full spectrum of Rolex’s expertise in divers watches.

How does the watch withstand its impressive water resistance?

Along with incorporating titanium for the first time, the Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge highlights an innovative approach through Rolex’s new 11,000-meter water resistance. With the ability to travel over 36,000 feet below the surface of the ocean, Rolex utilizes upgraded features like its original helium escapement valve and ring lock system to withstand the pressure that equates to eight full-grown elephants. These crucial advancements help to protect Rolex’s in-house Caliber 3230 automatic movement and its multitude of functions.

How can I get the new Rolex Deep Sea Challenge?

Being that this model highlights new design and technology from Rolex, the demand for the Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge will surely outweigh the supply that the Swiss watchmaker will produce. For those with a good dealer relationship or willing to wait, the all-new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deep Sea Challenge is currently available through an authorized dealer with a price tag of $26,000. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.30 automatic movement and its multitude of functions.

Source: Rolex