As we all know that the replica Rolex is well-known for its commitment to sea exploration and its dive watches. When they first launched the Submariner in 1953, it became an instant classic. It was helpful to create a name for the brand among professional and amateur divers alike.
In the decades to follow, the Rolex replica has kept on growing its dive watch offerings by innovating some of the most cutting-edge features. In 1967, they collaborated with Doxa S.A to create the helium escape valve. This major development permits the diver to release gases that may become trapped inside the watch at great depths. What’s more, Rolex patented its own Glidelock bracelet extension that helps its dive watches easily slip over a diving suit. They also patented the Ringlock system, a particular case architecture that allows their dive watches to resist pressure at extreme depths.
These inventions have not only driven the continuous evolution of the Submariner but also spurred the creation of other dive watch models. Rolex issued their next dive watch offering about a decade after the Submariner. The fake Rolex Sea-Dweller debuted in 1967 and had a 40-year reign before its retirement. The Rolex Deepsea replaced it in 2008.
Even though the Submariner and the Deepsea’s creation were 55 years apart, the two popular watch models have great in common. The Submariner was developed and quickly put to the test by the renowned Swiss physicist and explorer Auguste Piccard. In 1953, Piccard descended 3100 meters into the depths of the ocean in his Bathyscaphe submarine. With him, he carried a Submariner affixed to the ship’s hull. When he returned to the surface, the watch was still working precisely.
Piccard’s son Jacques made up his mind to follow in his father’s footsteps. He embarked on an excursion called the Trieste Expedition. Similar to his father, he boarded a deep-sea submersible with a new, experimental Rolex diving watch attached to the exterior of the vessel. After descending to an astounding depth of 10,916 meters, the watch was still functioning properly. Therefore, when it was time to retire the Sea-Dweller and introduce a new dive watch, the name Deepsea seemed fitting. While the Submariner and the Deepsea share an interestingly similar history, the two models have many major differences. The Rolex Deepsea arguably offers some more advanced traits than the Submariner. Apart from the helium escape valve and Ringlock system, the Deepsea boasts impressive water resistance up to 3,900 meters. This outweighs the Submariner’s 300 meters. However, the Submariner continues to be one of the most highly coveted dive watches on the market. Importantly, if you’re a professional or avid diver, the Rolex Deepsea is likely the best choice for you.