Since ancient times, humans have been curious about the ocean that bred countless lives, but they dare not easily offend them in awe. After all, the waves are ruthless, and the dark and bottomless deep sea was a mysterious and undetectable intellectual abyss for human beings before the twentieth century. The diving technology developed 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 piece of virgin land on the earth── A study of the ocean’s bottomless abyss. Rolex played a vital role in this exploration process.
British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze’s feat of swimming across the English Channel was published in the “Daily Mail,” the world’s first Oyster waterproof watch Rolex wore was also widely reported.
The relationship between Rolex and the ocean can be traced back to 1926 when the brand launched the world’s first waterproof and dustproof Oyster watch, which British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze wore to cross the English Channel for over ten hours. Year. The still accurate travel time is the best endorsement of the waterproof performance of the watch.
The DeepSea Special concept watch was created for the Trieste mission of the deep-sea exploration boat in 1960—photo courtesy of Rolex.
In 1960, U.S. Navy captain Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard boarded the deep-sea exploration boat Trieste, attached the DeepSea Special concept watch made by Rolex for the mission to the submarine, and finally dived smoothly. The “Challenger Deep” in the Mariana Trench (Mariana Trench), as deep as 10,911 meters, successfully broke the world record. This concept watch can still travel accurately after landing, showing unique and powerful performance. Replica swiss watches.
French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau initiated the underwater living plan—photo courtesy of Rolex.
In 1957, U.S. military physiologist Bond proposed the concept of saturation diving with inert gas instead of nitrogen in the air to avoid life-threatening nitrogen anesthesia after divers dived to a certain depth. Through saturation diving, humans can dive deeper and stay longer. Later, French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau launched the underwater habitation plan.
The participating scientists could only stay in the water for a few days at the beginning, then several weeks, and even more than a month. In 1969, the U.S. also launched an underwater living program called “tektite,” allowing female scientists, including well-known marine biologist and explorer Sylvia Earle, to work in a hyperbaric chamber at a water depth of 15 meters for up to 58 days, setting a record for the longest stay on the ocean floor. And they all wear Rolex watches. Swiss fake watches.
The famous Hollywood director James Cameron dived into the Mariana Trench in the Deepsea Challenger single-man submarine and finally successfully attacked to 10,908 meters, breaking the world record for a single-man deep submersible.
After the millennium, Rolex continues to engage in ocean adventures. The most famous challenge is the 2012 brand collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the renowned director James. James Cameron conducted the Deepsea Challenger project. At that time, James Cameron dived into the Mariana Trench in the Deepsea Challenger single-person submarine. He set a world record for a single-person deep dive of 10,908 meters (35,787 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. As for the experimental watch, Deepsea Challenge hung on the arm shaft of the submarine; it can still keep accurate time after landing ashore, writing a new chapter in the history of Rolex.
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