Deepsea Challenge exhibition held by Rolex in Shanghai has been grandly opened. 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.
Rolex Deepsea Challenge exhibition
On March 26, 2012, filmmaker and explorer James Cameron successfully dived into the deepest point of the ocean in the Mariana Trench, Challenger Abyss, refreshing a single player Dive record. An experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch was tied to the outside of the submarine and accompanied him to dive deep into the sea.
Humans dive into Mariana Trench for the first time
Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch
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.
Since the deep sea submarine Trieste reached this depth for the first time 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). The Rolex Experimental Deep Sea Special watch was also tied to the outside of the submarine to participate in this deep dive.
So far, only these two Rolex watches in the world can dive 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. In addition to showing these two Rolex watches, this exhibition will also show the Deepsea Challenger and the ‘Trieste’ submarine model that Cameron is riding on.
This exhibition shows a model of the Trieste submarine
The exhibition also showed a model of the Deepsea Challenger submarine that Cameron was riding on
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 experimental watch is water resistant to 12,000 meters and is designed and manufactured for deep sea adventures
Volkswagen can experience the unparalleled 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 Bund.
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