Earlier this week, film director Zack Snyder released the first picture of Jason Momoa as Aqua man in the upcoming film Batman vs Superman. And against all odds, the under water superhero looked surprisingly cool!
The first Rolex Oyster had a case equipped with an ingenious system that included a bezel, caseback and winding crown that were screwed down onto the middle case. Not content with mere 50 or 100 meter water resistance, the company aimed for extreme water resistance.
In 2012, Rolex created another experimental watch, the DeepSea Challenger, to accompany film-maker and explorer James Cameron on an expedition to the Challenger Deep.
Aside from the dial, the watch, called the Rolex Deeps ea D-Blue Edition, is identical to other Rolex Deep sea models, which are water-resistant to 3,900 meters thanks to what Rolex calls its “Ring lock System,” a combination of protective features that include a steel compression ring that surrounds the movement and supports the case back and crystal.
Rolex sponsored the movie, called “Deep sea Challenge 3D” and has hired Cameron as one of its brand spokespeople. The movie screening took place in New York at the American Museum of Natural History.
The Rolex Deep Sea D-Blue was a smash-hit when it was released, and it’s looking as though Jason Momoa ’s Aqua man is set for a similar fate. Only time will tell though.