If you’ve ever sat at home, surrounded by mountainous piles of loose undocumented cash, and wondered when you’d next get the chance at an astoundingly rare and museum-level interesting watch from UK Swiss fake Rolex, then have I got an auction listing for you. Actually, two.
That’s right, over the course of the past couple of weeks, both Phillips and Christie’s have announced that their November auctions will feature something of a holy grail among best quality replica Rolex collectors – Deep Sea Specials.
Known by most dive watch nerds as the watch capable of surviving the trip to the bottom of the ocean, the top fake Rolex Deep Sea Special was Rolex’s testbed for creating watches capable of extreme pressure. The project was started in 1953 and resulted in the progressive development of a series of prototypes based on how the watches performed at increasing depths. The total production scale is disputed, but most generally agree that between five and eight prototypes were made and AAA quality fake Rolex later created a run of 35 celebratory display examples, which were originally not offered for sale but rather for exhibition in boutiques and museums.
While only three of the early prototypes have ever surfaced (No.1, No.3, and No.5), the original goal was straightforward: To make a best quality copy Rolex that could travel to the bottom of the ocean. Now, that is easier said than done, especially as humans can’t simply dive that deep, or really anywhere close (we’re talking in excess of 10,900 meters, or more than 35,000 feet underwater).
Think about that for a moment. If you could stand at the bottom, the distance to the surface is similar to the height of a cruising commercial jet. Want to feel it more? Try more than 6.7 miles. Straight up.
Swiss made replica Rolex being, well … Rolex, found a submarine, the Bathyscaphe Trieste, and strapped the watch to the outside of the sub’s observation tower and bid its two-man crew bon voyage. Now one does not just head for the bottom of the ocean on the first outing, and the development of the diving profile (along with the Rolex Deep Sea Special fake for sale) was based on several stages of depth over a window of time, from 1953-1960.
For its most famous dive, the Trieste was crewed by US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard, and would eventually reach a maximum depth of 10,908 meters (35,787 feet) on the 23rd of January 1960, but that’s the third act of this story, as the diving actually started in 1953.