From April 17, 2013 to May 20, 2013, Rolex will hold a unique deep-sea adventure theme exhibition-Rolex Deepsea Challenge in Shanghai, showing two Rolex who have reached the deepest part of the ocean. Watch, so far this deep diving record is unmatched.
The public can experience the unique and close connection between Rolex and the world’s most advanced deep-sea exploration activities in The Rolex Experience at No.27 Zhongshan East Road, Shanghai on the Bund. This exhibition describes two record-breaking deep-sea expeditions by humans in the Pacific Ocean, as well as the outstanding performance of two Rolex watches.
On March 26, 2012, James Cameron, the filmmaker and explorer, successfully dived into Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the ocean in the Mariana Trench, setting a record for a single dive . An experimental ROLEX DEEPSEA CHALLENGE watch was strapped to the outside of the submersible and accompanied him to dive deep into the sea.
Since the first deep sea submersible Trieste reached this depth in 1960, Cameron’s expedition is the only time that humans have reached this depth again. More than fifty years ago, the Trieste, piloted by US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard, dived to 10,916 meters (35,814 feet). And Rolex’s experimental DEEP SEA SPECIAL watch was also tied to the outside of the submersible and participated in this deep dive together.
In addition to these two Rolex watches, this exhibition will also show Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger and the Trieste submersible model.
Rolex has been a loyal partner of deep-sea explorers for decades. The relationship between Sea World and Rolex dates back to 1926. At that time, Rolex launched the world’s first waterproof watch Rolex Oyster. From the first launch of the classic Rolex Perpetual Submariner in 1953 to the Rolex Deepsea watch with a water-resistant depth of 3,900 meters (12,800 feet) in 2008, Rolex watches have been Become a symbol of precision, reliability, innovation and water resistance.
The Rolex Deepsea Challenge dives to the bottom of the sea at 10,898 meters (35,756 feet) below sea level, overcoming the technical difficulties encountered in deep sea adventures, and thus starting a new chapter in deep sea adventures. Water-resistant to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet), this experimental watch is designed and manufactured for deep-sea adventures.
So far, only these two Rolex watches in the world have truly dived to such a depth in the deep sea, which fully confirms that Rolex watches can maintain their extraordinary waterproof performance even in the harshest environment known to mankind.
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