Finally, we have the Deep Sea Special, a watch aaa replica Rolex designed in the 50s with one mission in mind: to be able to go to the bottom of the ocean. Allegedly, only five functional prototypes were ever made, one of which was attached to the outside of the legendary bathyscaphe Trieste when it became the first crewed vessel to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench’s cheap fake Rolex Challenger Deep, the ocean’s deepest point, in 1960.
The 1:1 fake Rolex Deep Sea Special is easily the most unusual and least ergonomic timepiece Swiss made replica Rolex ever made. Not only does it feature a mammoth 42mm x 62mm case, but its incredibly domed plexiglass crystal – extra-thick to withstand immense pressures – is almost taller than the case is wide.
Examples of the high quality fake Rolex Deep Sea Special rank as grails among grails for Rolex aficionados. Deep Sea Special #3, the Swiss movement fake Rolex US that was actually used on the record-setting Challenger Deep dive, is currently housed at the Smithsonian, while a few exist in the wild – although many have a rather murky provenance, as Perezscope elaborates.