Since Rolex was born, it has accomplished some famous feats that no other timepiece can come close to. From 1927 when Rolex Oyster was the first waterproof watch to cross the English Channel, the company has been sensational at marketing its famous achievements.
Then in 1935, a personalized Rolex was given to Sir Malcolm Campbell as he raced through the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah at a record-breaking speed of 300 miles per hour. Then in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wore Rolex Oyster Perpetuals while summiting Mount Everest for the first time.
In that same year, the Submariner became the first divers’ watch, with its waterproof capabilities to a depth of 100 meters, which would soon be worn by James Bond in 1962. From adventurers to big screen movies, Rolex definitely exhibits quite the famous past!
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