A Corporate Benefactor of the Society since 2002, Rolex and the Society’s association has been built on a long-term relationship that was made famous on the occasion of the first summiting of Everest in 1953.
This historic moment has come to signify ideals of leadership, exploration, of physical achievement and a test of Rolex’s workmanship.
Today, Rolex supports the Society’s Picture Library - with its unique images of Everest - and contributes towards conservation of our vast Collections.
With their support of our many exhibitions and reading room activities, we are able to share the images and stories behind Everest and other moments of pioneering spirit as captured on film and in our archives.
Rolex also ensures that the Society keeps good time. The clocks situated throughout the public areas of our building serve to create a perpetual reminder of our important relationship.