Rolex and Omega could get stuck into a war of words, lawsuits and counter-claims over which of two submarine missions went lowest into the Mariana Trench, the world’s enormous distance below sea level in the mid-Atlantic.
Hollywood director and Rolex statement James Cameron have doubted the case of Omega envoy Victor Vescovo over if his main goal to the floor of the channel went any intenser than his own make a plunge 2012.
In a meeting with Wired magazine, Mr. Cameron insists that he questioned that result and he also questioned why nobody else had questioned that result.
To assure his remarks were not taken under consideration, he followed up in aa statement to The New York Times interpreting the dive by Mr. Vescovo. He says that whatever he has done is quite remarkable. Where he takes anomaly is his saying he went deeper. He cannot go deeper [at the floor of the Mariana Trench]. It is flat and featureless.
When Mr. Cameron toured seven miles down to the floor of the Mariana Trench in 2012, he authorized his timekeeping to a specially established Rolex divers’ watch.
Rolex, the brand which co-sponsored the memorable submarine trip, ascertained an experimental Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge timepiece that was discerned to be worn on the wrist of James Cameron, and on a robotic limb outside the submarine.
Omega asserted in June this year that it had smashed the world record for the widest dive survived by a wristwatch after specially formulated Seamaster Planet Ocean models made it to the floor of the same trench connected to robotic arms of submarines captained by Mr. Vescovo in his Five Deeps mission.
If the published data from both goals are detailed, the Omega goal of Mr. Vescovo found aa tiny depression on the seabed at the floor of the trench that was documented at 30 meters deeper than the 10,898 meters below sea level attained by the Deepsea Challenge mission of Mr. Cameron.
Mr. Cameron insists that his gauge may have read differently from his, but he could not say he has gone wider.