James Cameron, a well-known American film director and National Geographic Society resident explorer, successfully dived 35,756 feet (ie 6.77 miles or 10.89 kilometers) in a specially-designed submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. ). Rolex specially designed and manufactured an experimental watch for this deep-sea diving adventure-the Oyster Perpetual DEEPSEA CHALLENGE.
Cameron reaches the deepest part of the planet-the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. This deep dive is an important part of the marine science expedition DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, which was jointly carried out by Cameron, National Geographic Association and Rolex. Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER successfully completed this expedition. It is the first explorer to reach such a depth in a single-person submersible in human history, and it is also the person who has reached the deepest part of the earth again since 1960. Throughout the deep journey, she made the first scientific exploration of the ‘A challenger’s abyss’ in human history.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DEEPSEA CHALLENGE
Rolex specially designed and manufactured an experimental watch for this deep-sea diving adventure-the Oyster Perpetual DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, which is water-resistant to an amazing 12,000 meters (39,370 feet). This watch was placed on the robot arm of the submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, and along with James, dived into the abyss of the challenger, and kept the time accurate, confirming Rolex’s unparalleled leadership in mechanical watches in the field of waterproof performance.
‘Rolex congratulates the historic success of James Cameron and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition team, and they are undoubtedly the pioneers when the exciting new era of adventure arrives.’ Rolex Global CEO Gian Riccardo Mr. Marini said: ‘Their achievements are the crystallization of the extraordinary enthusiasm, courage and skills of mankind in exploring unknown fields. They are the result of humanity’s endless pursuit of excellence and continuous innovation of advanced knowledge. Being able to participate in this DEEPSEA CHALLENGE adventure Rolex is honored and delighted to continue the brand’s legendary performance in the deep sea diving field for more than half a century. ‘