Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Rolex Deep Sea Special

On the 23rd January 1960 Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descended in the Trieste (a deep sea submarine) to 10960 meters below the ocean surface, to the deepest known part of the ocean called: 'The Challenger Deep'. Strapped to the outside of the Trieste was a 'Rolex Deep Sea Special' wristwatch. The watch continued to work perfectly during and after the dive, surviving pressures of over one ton per square centimetre!

Below are some photos I took of a 'Rolex Deep Sea Special' in the London Science Museum:

Rolex Oyster Wristwatch
Rolex Deep Sea Special

Rolex Oyster Wristwatch
Rolex Deep Sea Special

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