At the top of the world
On 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved what no human being had ever accomplished before: reaching the highest point on Earth.
Guided by their unswerving determination and driven by sheer stamina, they were the first people to see the Himalayas from the summit of Mount Everest, at an altitude of 8,848 metres (29,029 feet).
The expedition was equipped with Oyster Perpetual chronometers. Later that year, Rolex launched one of its first Professional watches: the Explorer.