Rolex Makes History With World’s Most Water Resistant Watch That Can Withstand Depths Of Up To 36,000 Feet

Rolex has made history by creating the world’s most water resistant watch. The Rolex Deepsea Challenge can withstand mind-boggling depths of up to 11,000m or 36,090ft underwater which measures almost 7 miles. The burly dive watch is the latest production version of the experimental watch which was attached to the hull of the submersible piloted to the bottom of the Mariana Trench – the deepest point of the world’s oceans – by film director James Cameron in 2012. To test the watch, Rolex turned to long-term partner diving partner, Comex to develop “an ultra-high-pressure tank capable of reproducing a test pressure equivalent to that exerted by water at a depth of 13,750 metres”. The giant 50mm watch is 23mm thick, of which 9.5mm is sapphire crystal glass. Crafted from RLX titanium, and equipped with a helium escape valve and the Ringlock system it is capable of accompanying divers in any environment – during freedives, submersible dives or in hyperbaric chambers. The watch will have a price tag of £21,850.