Rolex Deepsea challenge DIAL


Rolex becoming a top watch that can hold the water limit through their effort working on their water resistance. Rolex has made products of lots of water-resistant watches, they first make their watches for testing or experiment to ensure they satisfy the taste of watch enthusiasts or collectors.

Rolex watches have made water-resistant watches people’s favourites, Rolex watches are still the best in the watch industry, these water-resistant watches pass through deep water tests and certain limits giving their trust and telling how long their watchmaking craft is used in the water. Watches of Rolex such as Submariner launched in 1953, the Sea-Dweller (1967), and the Rolex Deepsea (2008) as become icons in the diving world giving it a record at its best.


Rolex Deepsea Challenge History

James Cameron conducted an experiment in March 2012 inside the Mariana trench with the oyster perpetual collection which is the “Rolex deepsea challenge”, the sea was 10,908 meters (35,787 feet). The watch was produced just two months after an experiment done by Cameron as instructed by Rolex, the deepsea challenge Rolex made its way in the experiment proving it can hold water resistance of a length of 35,787 feet.

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Rolex Deepsea Challenge as the first RLX titanium watch

The Rolex Deepsea Challenge was the first RLX titanium watch made by Rolex, this makes Rolex’s first titanium watch, it is made of light metal which makes it easy and light for the Deepsea Challenge to be wearable and withstand water resistance, the titanium was reduced to 30 percent from the experiment carried out by James Cameron in 2012. The diameter is 50mm which is also 23mm thick and was developed for proper use for everyone. It can hold on to a lot of pressure giving it best as a diver watch.

Ringlock system of Deepsea challenge

Ringlock system of deepsea challenge

On one side it is mounted with crystal and the case back side is made with titanium. The design made to this is to help it reduce the weight on the case which will divert the pressure on the watch. The watch is also made with a helium escape valve to let water escape freely and safely at the time of diving during decompression, it also helps the crystal to hold still and not pop off during the period of pressure changes.


The ring on the ringlock system also serves its purpose as the bodyguard of the case which gives strong stability to the watch and also provides movement.
With the ringlock made by Rolex to the Deepsea watch, the watch can hold about 35,787 feet making it part of the watch that can hold huge water resistance.


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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge Description

Rolex Deepsea challenge BACK CASE

Rolex Deepsea challenge DIAL

Rolex Deepsea challenge SIDE

Rolex Deepsea challenge BACK

Rolex Deepsea challenge BRACELET

The Basics

Brand: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Reference Number: 126067

Diameter: 50mm (61mm lug-to-lug)
Thickness: 23mm
Case Material: RLX titanium (grade 5 titanium)
Dial Color: Matte black
Indexes: White gold
Lume: Chromalight on dial and bezel
Water Resistance: 11,000 meters (36,090 feet)
Strap/Bracelet: RLX titanium with Rolex Glidelock and Fliplock extensions

The Movement

Caliber: Rolex caliber 3230
Diameter: 28.5mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour
Jewels: 31 jewels
Chronometer Certified: Superlative Chronometer (COSC and internal Rolex certification after casing)
Function: Center hour, minute, and second hands with the feature of stop-seconds for accurate time adjustment

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Rolex Deepsea challenge price

This edition is limited and not manufactured in large quantities, this is a new era for Rolex as it first Titanium watch that can last in water due to its quality material, design, and craftsmanship.

Price: $30,000 as retail price on the Rolex website.

This is not a fixed price which may be subject to change time, your vendor or retail seller can sell the Rolex Deepsea challenge for another price, the retail price is different from the market price.


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