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Some more Rolex - Don Walsh - Piccard - Hillary.....

June 17 2011 at 7:18 AM

Philipp  (Login philippstahl)
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I joined a lecture of Don Walsh in Nyon at the Museum du Leman where they've a
wonderfull permanent exhibition of the Piccard family, a must see if you're around.

Surprisingly the museum has the DeepSeaSpecial that was given to Jacques Piccard
Rumour the nice conservatrise told me was that, one example was attached on the
Triest, one was inside the sphere on the wrist of Piccard and one example was at
Rolex HQ so after the succesfull dive Rolex could compare the 3 examples in detail.

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It was having a low number on the caseback....

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Sir Edmund Hillary's Rolex....
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Don Walsh told me where it was attached...
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Interesting testing / demo stuff was displayed also...
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Absolutly worthwhile visiting, it's 15 minutes with the train from Geneva!

Rg.Philipp

 
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Marcus W
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great pics!

June 17 2011, 7:37 AM 

thanks for sharing

 
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Manuel
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Thanks

June 17 2011, 8:19 AM 

Great pictures, i really enjoy your stories and pictures!

Manuel

 
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rocco1109
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Excellent. I met him in Los Angeles in Jan 2010

June 17 2011, 1:49 PM 

Was he still wearing his GMT-Master? I think I heard that he sold it. Wonder what he replaced it with

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They had the same models there too
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rocco1109
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BTW...the watch I saw was different

June 17 2011, 1:58 PM 

They made it seem like THIS is the actual watch that was strapped to the Trieste. But who knows...

pic taken by my friend Sorbo
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Philipp
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Correct, that No. 22 i've seen in Carmel...

June 17 2011, 2:12 PM 

And is from Rolex USA - NY and traveled with Mr Walsh to 7 big dealers as he told me.

Here's the Rolex Deep Sea Special no. 31 sold for $ 438.000,= at Christies HK...
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5275068&sid=231c04de-277b-41d8-bade-e6c6d40ef63b

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Rg.Philipp

 
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Philipp
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--> OT - Today I met another Rolex Legend, Lt. Don Walsh..... ;-)

June 17 2011, 2:22 PM 


 
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rocco1109
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Thanks Philipp

June 17 2011, 3:23 PM 

Of course, I scroll from top to bottom and saw your other post a bit later. Another excellent read. Thanks.

So can you clarify....which one was strapped to the outside of the Trieste? Number 22?

 
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David
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Did Don show you his watch from the Deepest Dive?

June 20 2011, 7:39 PM 

He wore a 1959 JeanRichard Aquastar 10ATM dive watch.

 
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KarlFr
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Thanks for the tip..

June 18 2011, 12:46 AM 

will definitely make a visit! Very nice pictures !

 
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