By Melissa Koh
For the first time in Singapore, The Rolex Submariner Exhibition organized by distributor The Hour Glass, will be held from 11 to 20 August at ION Orchard.
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner by the Swiss watch company is the first divers' watch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet) and the archetype of its kind.
The showcase will retrace the history of this timepiece, from its birth in 1953 – during the early days of scuba diving – to the present day.
Through panels and interactive displays presented in a structure inspired by the links of a Rolex Oyster bracelet, the Submariner exhibition tells the story of how the celebrated divers' watch developed over the years.
It will also explain the many innovations that have gone into making a timepiece that is perfectly waterproof, resistant to shocks, and equipped with functions essential for underwater exploration.
Discover the history of a watch that began life as a professional tool and moved effortlessly from ocean to land, to become a truly universal timepiece.