Rolex celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Deep Sea Special watch, which made a world record back in 1960. Now you can see this watch in the Rocca boutique on Via Cola di Rienzo 105 in Rome at 7pm tomorrow.
What made this watch so famous was a landmark event back on the 23rd of January, 1960. That day, Swiss Oceanographer and Engineer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Official Don Walsh navigated the bathyscaphe "Trieste" into the depths of Mariana Trench, with the Deep Sea Special watch secured outside the ship. After almost nine hours at a depth of over 10916 meters in the dangerous waters of the Challenger Deep zone, the Deep Sea Special is the first timepiece to ever make it in such depths, Its record is still unbroken today.
Proud to host the exhibition of this historic watch, Rocca is a leading Italian chain of fine watch and jewellery boutique with equal prestige. Founded in 1794, Rocca had well-known clients such as Gabriele D'Annunzio and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Today, it continues to take pride in presenting customers with fine watches and jewellery pieces with passion, dedication and expertise.