Rolex launches new generation divers’ watch on the occasion of the National Geographic’s Deepsea Challenge 3D film

A new-generation divers’ watch engineered for extreme depths

by 06 August 2014

Rolex has introduced a new version of its Deepsea Watch on the occasion of the release of National Geographic’s Deepsea Challenge 3D film about the expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean by explorer and film-maker James Cameron.


The newest version of the iconic watch was launched on 4 August in New York during the US premiere of National Geographic’s Deepsea Challenge 3D film documentary film in the splendid Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History in the presence of James Cameron and other personalities. 

It features a “D-blue” dial representing the colours of the deep, and slowly darkens as light is no longer able to penetrate the depth, and is waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet). This new-generation divers’ watch benefits from exclusive innovations to exceed the demands of the most discerning of professional divers. 


The Rolex Deepsea is the ultimate in robustness, precision, functionality and reliability; it is the ultimate Oyster: a watch that defies the elements. Its 44 mm Oyster case, reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, was designed to provide the highest degree of resistance in a size that remains wearable and practical. The new Rolex Deepsea watch recalls the experimental Deepsea Challenge watch that James Cameron was wearing, during his 2012 mission into the Mariana Trench when he made a record-breaking solo dive 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean piloting the Deepsea Challenger submersible.