Rolex Deep Sea James Cameron Edition
On the 23rd January 1960 a manned submersible named The Trieste dived to the deepest part of the ocean - 10,916 metres below the surface in the Mariana Trench. Strapped to the underside was an experimental Rolex watch - the Oyster Deep Sea special.
The 26th March 2012 was the day it was attempted once again, this time the submersible was manned by legendary film maker James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator, Titanic, Avatar) as part of the Deepsea Challenge and reached the depth of 10,906 and as before, a Rolex watch was sent down with the mission. Attached to one of the robotic arms was the Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch which worked perfectly throughout the mission, proving Rolex as the leaders of waterproof technology.
To commemorate this extraordinary feat, Rolex commissioned the watch. With it's distinctive black/blue dial, remarkable water resistancy depth of 12,000 meters, a case made of Steel, Nitrogen Alloyed Steel & Titanium and a sapphire crystal thickness of 14.3mm.
Due to high demand, this watch is very difficult to obtain, and thus has a premium on the price.