While man has travelled to the moon and back several times, and circled around the stars time and time again, very little has been explored in regards to the depths of the ocean.
These immense waters make up more than 70% of the Earth, but trying to see what’s at the bottom is a huge feat man has yet to conquer. But, with the help of Rolex’s Deepsea timepiece, we could be one step closer.
Unleashed to the public in 2008, this watch actually took around 60 years to develop. A lot of thought went into making this model as it took some of the best features from the Submariner (such as its deep waterproofing abilities), and other attributes from the Sea-Dweller to combine and enhance them to create the Rolex Deepsea.
Investing in a Rolex Deepsea watch with warranty is one that you are unlikely to regret. Not only do you get the benefit of owning such an elegant and classy timepiece that will enhance, but you also acquire a true technological marvel.
The Rolex Deepsea watch can easily go to depths of more than 12,000 feet below sea level, which makes it the ultimate accessory for all those deep sea divers out there.
You may be wondering how it’s even possible for a watch to be submerged in water that deep without any detriment to its working.
Well, some of that magic is thanks to COMEX, a French engineering firm that specialises in deep diving operations. It just so happened that they needed a good, stable watch for their deep sea divers to use while out on the deep sea oil rigs. Together they came up with the Rolex Deepsea.
The way it works at such depths is through the use of its advanced Ringlock System. This innovative system is what allows the watch case to withstand water pressure equivalent to that of around 3 tonnes.
As the Ringlock System becomes compressed by water pressure it further reinforces the case’s seal, enabling it to reach depths very few competitors can go.
There have been various Deepsea models added to the collection since its launch, each one with its own unique style. 2014 saw the release of the Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Dial, which was made in collaboration with solo diver and film director James Cameron.
Having taken a prototype Deepsea down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 2012 to depths exceeding that of 10,000 feet, and coming out unscathed, it was safe to say the watch was indeed a success. And soon followed a commercially available Deepsea model in which to commemorate the challenge.
While this timepiece may have been designed with the deep sea diver in mind, it’s not to say no one else can enjoy the benefits it has to offer. And if you are looking for a high-end, sought-after, yet reliable watch, with the Rolex Deepsea you really can’t go wrong.