On March 26, 2012, James Cameron made a record-breaking solo submarine dive to the Earth’s deepest point — the Marina Trench – which we wrote about here. Today, as a tribute to Cameron’s historic dive, Rolex has unveiled a special version of the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea with a D-blue dial.

This special Deepsea model is the same as the standard Ref. 116660 model, except for the new dial.

According to Rolex, “The deep blue to pitch-black gradient dial is reminiscent of the ocean’s twilight zone, where the last trickle of light from the surface disappears into the abyss. The “DEEPSEA” marking on the new dial adopts the colour of James Cameron’s green submersible as it is seen underwater.”

National Geographic and James Cameron will premiere a documentary film “James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D” in theaters this Friday, August 8th. Watch the trailer here. Learn more about the watch at Rolex.

The price is $12,350.

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