Rolex has done it again. The deepest dive in history is adorned with rolex watches. - T&G VP
Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
When film director and adventurer James Cameron journeyed 7 miles down to the base of the Mariana Trench this month, he trusted his timekeeping to a specially created Rolex divers’ watch. This has not been the first time rolex has been an instrumental piece in expeditions around the world.
Long History of Rolex Helping to Navigate Expeditions Around the world.
Fifty two years ago Rolex engineered watchmaking history when it became a member of the bathyscaphe Trieste, crewed by Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, as the Swiss-designed bathyscaphe descended towards the then deepest-known point in the sea.
An experimental Rolex timepiece Deep Sea Special wristwatch was connected to the outside of the Trieste when it touched the very bottom of the Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960, achieving a depth of 35,814 feet. It successfully survived incredible pressure that no completely submersible, let alone wrist watch, had encountered before and that no human being could ever survive. The dive marked the culmination of a long connection to Jacques Piccard and his father, Auguste Piccard, the developer of the bathyscaphe, as they stretched the limitations of deep-sea research. It was also the work of decades of unwavering growth and development of the waterproof wristwatch, which was invented by Rolex.
A History of Breakthrough Discovery
Rolex has long been connected with exploration of the planet’s most extreme frontiers and pushing the limits of mankinds endeavor, consistent with the spirit instilled by its creator, Hans Wilsdorf. He led the business through the most exciting decades of the twentieth century, a period marked by discovery of the world about us and tremendous technological development.
The Swiss watchmaker has, in particular, nurtured a special relationship with the sea and its greatest reaches from the beginning. Rolex is the natural partner for DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a scientific expedition that heralds the start of a new era in underwater exploration.
Robust, precise, and highly dependable Rolex Oyster wrist watches have not only followed the Trieste on the world’s deepest dive. They also outfitted the expedition by Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay to the peak of the world in 1953-leading to the groundbreaking ascent of Mount Everest-and Chuck Yeager when he shattered the sound barrier in 1947.
Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, developments in diving technology paved the way for a boom in marine exploration. The demanding professional diving community came to treasure Rolex watches as essential tools of the trade and even helped in their development.
- The legendary Oyster Perpetual Submariner, initially unveiled in 1953, is today water-proof to a depth of 1,000 feet (300 meters).
About Time and Gems
Time and Gems has been selling luxury watches, specifically Rolex President watches, over the past 30 years and retailing to customers worldwide online for the past 9 years. Their collection of luxury watches including Rolex Datejust and Rolex Presidents is in the hundreds, making them the largest online retailer of Rolex watches in the USA. All watches are restored by Rolex certified watchmakers to Mint condition and come with individual appraisals and a 2-Year Warranty, including the DLC watches. They can be found online at their website Time and Gems.com or at their store located in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles.
Time and Gems, the leading retailer for PVD watches, is an independent company not affiliated with any watch manufacturer or distributor, including the ones mentioned in this document. Rolex is a registered trademark of Rolex Watch U.S.A. and Rolex International. Rolex, including the Mens Rolex Watches model, prohibits their authorized dealers from selling online and discounting from Rolex mandated retail prices.