Offering an unprecedented and exhaustive look into a remarkable collection of Rolex dive watches, John Goldberger’s A Journey Into the Deep is a loving overview of Rolex’s history in the underwater world of diving and how the need to venture into the deep has forever changed the concept of what a sports watch should be.*
Travel back to 1953 and see the genesis of the dive watch and the birth of the now iconic Rolex Submariner. Follow along with the evolution of Rolex’s dive-ready watches though storied examples and highlights of each reference along the way. A Journey Into the Deep offers a complete chronology of Rolex’s diving watches, from the early days of sport diving to the wristwatch's extensive development as a tool for professional and military dive applications on to its life a commercial product for those fascinated by diving.*
Not only does this beautifully produced book offer an in-depth look at many specific and special Rolex dive watches, but it also provides fascinating background information on their development alongside diving, underwater exploration, and more. With deep context for even the most esoteric references, military-specific models, the Omani connection, and the partnership with COMEX, even the most seasoned dive watch enthusiast will find something new and exciting in A Journey Into the Deep. *
Revel in 132 pages filled with nearly 400 gorgeous photographs that establish this book as a must-have reference guide for any watch enthusiast who wants the inside story on the rarest and most notable dive watches from Rolex’s storied past. Want the low-down on the Deep Sea Special? Or perhaps a single red Sea-Dweller that is missing the usual helium escape valve? Be it prototype or production, Great White, COMEX, or Red Qaboos, A Journey Into the Deep goes to the bottom and back to share the history of these amazing vintage watches and the stories that brought them to life.*
Complete with a handy poster-style quick reference guide to the entire lineage of the Submariner in its many forms, A Journey Into the Deep is a wonderful guide and a glossy tribute to the world and history of Rolex dive watches. This book is available in a limited edition of just 500 copies, and you can purchase it now in the HODINKEE Shop packaged in a special HODINKEE-branded box. Click here for more details.


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