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April 14, 2010

Rolex Deep Sea Special (circa 1960)


According to Rolex, "Never seen by the public, this Rolex model [above] descended nearly 7 miles, and withstood 8 tons of pressure per square inch."

It's one of possibly fewer than 10 exemplars, made in stainless steel and fitted with stainless steel or stainless steel and gold bracelets.

On January 23, 1960 it accompanied U.S. Navy Captain (Ret.) Don Walsh, "who piloted the historic U.S. Navy bathyscape Trieste 35,800 feet below the surface, to the deepest point on the planet."

Both the watch and Captain Walsh will be at Liljenquist & Beckstead Jewelers in Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia today — Wednesday, April 14, 2010 — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Mr. Magoo used to wear on of these.

Posted by: JoePeach | Apr 14, 2010 4:27:23 PM

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