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James Cameron Completes Record-Breaking Mariana Trench Dive

James Cameron working together with National Geographic had today surfaced safely after a trip down the Mariana Trench over 10,000 metres deep in a newly designed vertical torpedo shaped submersible called the Deep Sea Challenger. With him was Rolex's new experimental watch - also called the Deep Sea Challenge. A monster of a watch with a case of 51mm wide and height of 28mm rated for a depth of 12,000 metres.  No news yet of the condition of the watch after the dive but it is expected that the watch, which was strapped to one of the working arms on the submersible would have found the dive well within its performance envelope.

CLICK HERE to view the official video on the Rolex Deep Challenge. No news of whether this experimental watch will ever make it to production but I am sure there will be Rolex collectors who would be keen to own one.


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Even though Basel 2012 (and SIHH earlier in the year) just recently came to a close, Singapore collectors and fans of IWC was able to come together to preview the new watches a couple of nights ago. A small dinner held at Cocotte restaurant in the heart of Little India, where about 50 collectors was able to enjoy a casual dinner and discuss about the new watches shown at the two Swiss watch fairs.

Naturally the evening's proceedings focussed on the Pilot Top Gun watches being launched. But for me, the new World Time watch was most interesting. (Click on the images to view them in high resolution).


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