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The deep sea watch: How the Rolex Deep-Sea Sea Dweller was born

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The story of one of the rarest Rolex watches has surfaced.

The watch was created by Rolex to celebrate an expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world’s oceans.


Film director James Cameron produced a film, entitled Deep Sea Challenge, about the dive in which a water resistant Rolex watch was strapped to the outside of the submersible. The Rolex Deep-Sea Sea Dweller watch was launched at its premier, with a special dial representing Cameron’s view from the window of his underwater vessel.


The watch is one of the rarest of its kind, due to Rolex refusing to confirm or deny whether or not the watch would stay part of the Rolex range for a limited time. If not, it would be one of the shortest production runs in Rolex history and therefore, is an unmissable collector’s item for Rolex fanatics – the rumoured waiting list for the watch at the time of writing is three years.


A pre-owned Deep-Sea Sea Dweller is available at www.pajewellery.com for just £11,700. 

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