The world-famous watch manufacturer Swiss company Rolex has presented a unique watch for divers Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge, which will work even at the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 11,000 meters.
The Deepsea Challenge was based on an experimental watch aboard the submersible that filmmaker James Cameron used to dive into the Mariana Trench 10 years ago.
The novelty is lighter than its prototype by almost a third and has a colossal margin of safety, which is enough to withstand a depth of 15 km or a load of 17 tons. Titanium case diameter 50 mm, thickness 23 mm.
The watch is equipped with a rotating bezel, and the dial is covered with a heavy-duty 9.5 mm thick sapphire crystal. In addition, an exhaust valve is built into the winding head, through which helium enters the watch while in the pressure chamber. This prevents the mechanism from being damaged during decompression.
Inside the case is placed a movement with 31 rubies and self-winding, acting from a bidirectional perpetual rotor. The Deepsea Challenge has an accuracy of +/- 2 seconds per day. The markers on the black matte dial are made of 18-carat gold with chrome illumination.
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Not everyone will be able to become the owner of an unconditionally status watch. Their price is $26,000.