29 Oct '12, 1pm

Hodinkee Post: Under Pressure: A Look At Rolex Water Resistance Testing

Rolex has always explored the limits of water resistance, not only for its dive watches but also across its entire Oyster Perpetual line. It was water resistance that put the brand on the map when Mercedes Gleitz wore a Rolex Oyster around her neck as she swam the English Channel in 1926. In 1960, Rolex again used a publicity stunt to highlight its watches’ immunity to water pressure when it strapped a DeepSea onto the bathyscaphe Trieste for its plummet to the bottom of the 11,000-meter-deep Marianas Trench. Rolex dive watches, from the first Submariner to the latest DeepSea Sea Dweller, have always hung their hats (diving helmets?) on watertight cases and screw-down crowns, both Rolex innovations. Given this emphasis, it makes sense that the brand takes water resistance testing very seriously. We took our own Z-series Submariner into a Rolex authorized service center to ...

Full article: http://www.hodinkee.com/under-pressure-a-look-at-rolex-wa...

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