The diving technology development in response to the needs of World War I and World War II flourished after the war. Many outstanding marine scientists and deep sea explorers showed their talents in the 1950s and 1960s and actively explored the last land of the earth – the deepest of the ocean. The Rolex watches play a very important role in the exploration.
The relationship between Rolex and the ocean can date back to 1926, when the watch brand launched its first waterproof Oyster watch. In the next year, Mercedes Gleitze wore the steel case copy Rolex Oyster to cross the English channel. Finally, the special Rolex still performed precisely and stably.
In 1960, Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard drove Trieste to dive into Mariana Trench to a depth of 10,911 meters. In 2012, James Cameron drove the Deepsea Challenger to create the world’s record of 10,908 meters.