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OT - Today I met another Rolex Legend, Lt. Don Walsh.....

June 16 2011 at 3:01 PM

Philipp  (Login philippstahl)
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Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!

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Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...

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As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....

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A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see wink.gif

Rg.Philipp

 
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