I had the opportunity to see and wear the new Deepsea Challenge a couple weeks ago in Geneva. It’s very clearly not a watch for me – I wore a 34mm 1950s perfect replica Rolex into the meeting with the company’s head of R&D, which he thought was quaint for a number of reasons, mostly because the only thing it said on the dial was “shock-resisting.” Kind of like showing a Ford exec today the Model T. Swiss made fake Rolex uses its dials to make testimony of all the incredible technical feats of any particular watch, and the Deepsea has feats to spare.
Look at the wrist shots here and it’s clear this thing’s about as likely to slide under a cuff as I am to slide into home in the World Series this week. But this is the type of watch that’d look better on top of a wetsuit than under a suit anyway. AAA quality replica Rolex mentioned it’s been experimenting with titanium for years, and it shows. The titanium is finished beautifully, matte and brushed on most surfaces of the case and bracelet.
Perhaps my favorite detail on the case (and something other vintage nerds will certainly love too): The lugs feature polished chamfers, something that’s been missing from modern luxury Rolex sports fake watches until now. It’s one of those finishing details we might take for granted but is executed perfectly, evoking those early Sea-Dwellers where it all began. Oh, and another vintage-inspired detail: The Deepsea Challenge has a matte black dial, giving it a real tool-watch vibe, another feature we don’t see on many Rolex super clone watches online today. The Glidelock and Fliplock on the bracelet make for easy adjustment on the fly – it can stretch to fit over a wetsuit for those looking to use the watch as intended (not something I tested).
The cheap fake Rolex Deepsea Challenge is about 61mm lug-to-lug, but if you’re in the market for a watch that’s rated to 11,000 meters, well, you probably don’t care – you also don’t really have any other choices. Really, the titanium does play a bit of a trick on your mind: It’s a big watch, but once you pick it up, it’s actually not unbearably heavy. My little wrists might’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the diameter and thickness, but I could lift my arm just fine with the 251 grams of titanium on it, I swear! Even for someone who’s into bigger copy watches, the Deepsea Challenge is a step up: The current Rolex Deepsea measures 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick. But, remember the water resistance specs. The high end fake Rolex Deepsea has about a third of the water resistance. Look at our photos of the prototype Deepsea Challenge (above), and it becomes pretty impressive that Swiss made replica Rolex managed to shave so much size off that watch while compromising nothing in terms of technical specs.
The Deepsea Challenge has about as many technical bonafides on the dial as you’ll find on any Swiss movement replica Rolex: In addition to the common statements about its movement (“Superlative Chronometer Official Certified”), there’s the depth rating, “Ring Lock System,” “Helium Escape Valve,” and the new Deepsea Challenge branding. And that doesn’t even get to its status as the brand’s first titanium watch. No matter if you’ll ever buy, or even wear (or even see), this watch, it’s impressive for all these reasons. It’s got best 1:1 copy Rolex tech from 1967 (the helium escape valve), 2008 (the Ringlock), and today (the titanium case).
Much is often made of the subtle march Rolex replica for sale UK has made into the future, making small tweaks and improvements, but never changing anything too much at once. But when you zoom out and look at a model line across its entire existence – in this case, the Sea-Dweller and its 55 years of production – you start to see what top super clone Rolex is all about. The Sea-Dweller has always been about challenging the depths of the ocean, and the Deepsea Challenge is just the next step in that, producing a watch that’s literally rated to the bottom of the ocean (the maximum depth of the Mariana Trench is 10,984 meters, known as the Challenger Deep).
It’s worth mentioning – but not comparing – the Tudor Pelagos, a titanium dive watch with broad appeal in production since 2012 (its appeal only made broader this year with the introduction of the Pelagos 39). Unlike the Pelagos, the Deepsea Challenge is a supercar of a watch, throwing all of the brand’s current dive watch technology (well, all the technology that we know about) into a new, spec’d-out titanium package that’s been pushed to the max, while still being designed for mass production. Of course, the first titanium watch from best quality replica Rolex will have many asking “what’s next?” But it’s very Rolex to introduce a new material in the most technically-capable dive watch on the planet.
Sure, actually using the absolutely bananas depth rating of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge fake for men will remain theoretical for most of us. But for serious enthusiasts, this is a serious upgrade, doubling the effective depth rating of its deepest diving competitor, the Omega Ultra Deep, a watch that was introduced only six months ago and already had an absurd depth rating. Until now, prototypes like the original Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Special fake for sale from 1960, Cameron’s prototype Deepsea Challenge from 2012, and the prototype Omega Ultra Deep are the only top quality fake watches to have reached the literal bottom of the ocean, traveling to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Now, cheap copy Rolex has introduced a watch for commercial production that’s rated to the same depth. To be able to mass produce a watch of that technical capability is a feat of engineering, no matter the case size.
Further than that, the brand’s continued commitment to pushing its own technical limits is perhaps what’s most exciting. For a brand that first made the Submariner for divers in the ’50s, then the wholesale fake Rolex Sea-Dweller for SEALAB inhabitants in the ’60s, the Deepsea Challenge is a fitting next chapter to the story.