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“This is Trieste. We are on the bottom of Challenger Deep. . . . Over.”

— U.S. Navy LT Don Walsh, on January 23, 1960

The Watch Replica that is water-resistant to 35,840 feet…in the metal…

Yes, that’s right — 35,840 feet deep, or about 11,000 meters — is how deep the high quality Rolex Deep Sea Special has been.  That’s the equivalent of almost 7 miles below the surface. In fact it was to the bottom of the deepest part of Ocean — the southern end of the Mariana Trench known simply as “Challenger Deep” — that the Watch Replica and two brave souls went, 50 years ago.  It was January 23, 1960, to be precise, and the two brave souls were U.S. Navy LT Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard.  They piloted TRIESTE, a crude vessel known as a bathyscaph, to the “Challenger Deep” and back.  And they took a very special Rolex with them.  The feat of a human, or a Watch Replica , descending to such depths has never been repeated.

Thanks to the great people at Liljenquist & Beckstead of McLean VA (Washington DC), I recently had the privilege and honor to experience firsthand this Rolex Deep Sea Special.  As one of the pre-eminent Rolex dealers on the East Coast (among the many other luxury brands they carry — A. Lange, Hublot, Breguet, et al.), Lijenquist & Beckstead was selected to play host to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the TRIESTE‘s descent aka the “Deepest Dive”.

Specifically, they put on a fine event hosting U.S. Navy LT Don Walsh (co-captain of the TRIESTE) and senior representatives of Rolex USA.  And of course, the legendary Rolex Deep Sea Special was front and center.

I must say it was quite an honor to shake hands and chat with LT Don Walsh.  If you want to know what a true American Hero is like, you need go no farther than Don Walsh.  In my brief conversation with him, Don was wonderful — easy to speak with and clearly full of knowledge stemming from his lifetime of experience in and around the marine environment.  I only wish I had more time to question and listen to the stories of his achievement and adventure.  Don was gracious to make himself available for several hours at the store, chatting with fans and enthusiasts, signing autographs, shaking hands, and posing for pictures (don’t mind that non-Rolex wearing fellow on the right):

In the below photo, Don Walsh explains the TRIESTE.  The sphere at the bottom of the vessel that Walsh is pointing to is where he and Piccard were situated for the mission — about the size of a large refrigertator, according to Walsh.  And for **just** 9 hours!  Interestingly, as Walsh explained it, the Rolex Deep Sea Special was not technically affixed to the outside of the vessel  (though obviously was still exposed to the ocean elements and every bit of the pressure).  Did I just shatter a bit of popular Watch Replica folklore?

Not surprisingly, Don Walsh has been a Rolex-wearer since 1960.  And the man knows how to throw down a wrist shot:

Doing a bit of research on the topic, I came to discover that there are myriad reports of Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard’s famous journey.  For example, Jake’s Rolex Blog has extensive writings on the subject.  Thus the reason that the focus of this article is on my personal experience with Don Walsh and the Rolex Deep Sea Special and not much more.   I will, however, recommend two very recent, very nicely written articles that I came across that I think you will enjoy.

First, Navy honors officer 50 years after voyage to ocean depths, by Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post (excerpt below):

The sunlight began to fade a few hundred feet down. Shades of gray turned to black. The steel structure groaned as the water pressure increased, and the Trieste sank toward the fabled gorge in the Pacific Ocean floor known as Challenger Deep.

One thousand feet. Two thousand feet. At 2,400 feet, the two crewmen dimmed the cabin lights to let their eyes adjust. At about 13,000 feet, they entered the abyssal zone — “the timeless world of eternal darkness,” one of them wrote later.

At 31,000 feet, they echo-sounded for the bottom. There was no return. At 32,400 feet, a thick window cracked with a bang. Farther down they went. Into the bleak hadal zone, named for Hades, the ancient Greek underworld. Finally, at 35,800 feet, then-Navy Lt. Don Walsh, 28, phoned the surface: “This is Trieste. We are on the bottom of Challenger Deep. . . . Over.”

and Deepest Dive: Geographic Honors Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, by Ford Cochran, National Geographic (exerpt below):

…National Geographic bestowed its highest honor, the Hubbard Medal, on Walsh in a ceremony at our Washington, D.C. headquarters. The U.S. Department of the Navy also awarded Walsh its Distinguished Public Service Award.

“Don Walsh is one of only two people to have visited Earth’s deepest place, and no one else has come close,” said Gil Grosvenor, National Geographic’s chairman of the board. “His accomplishment ranks along with those of our other Hubbard Medal recipients, people like Robert Byrd, Charles Lindbergh, and Robert Ballard.” Jacques Piccard died in 2008, at the age of 86.”

In summary, let me again extend my thanks and congratulations to everyone at Liljenquist & Beckstead for the fine event.  And a very special thank you also goes to freelance photographer Dunks Photo for the first class camera work.

50 years later, I and the rest of the world look back in awe and wonder on the inspirational achievement of Don Walsh, Jacques Piccard, and the Rolex Deep Sea Special!

You can see many more (and slightly larger) pictures of the event in my photo report by clicking here.

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Rolex Dive Lume Shot Edition Replica Watches

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In this week’s episode of Buying Time I have put pulled together a set of great pre-owned dive Watches Replica for sale, with asking prices from under-$4,000 to just over $12,500.  Several of the most respected dive Watch Replica manuf’s are represented – Panerai, Omega…and more.  And just for fun, I’ve got a nice lume shot of each piece.  After all, who doesn’t like a good lume shot?!  Many dive Watch Replica enthusiasts certainly appreciate a good lume shot. Heck, most any Watch Replica enthusiast appreciates a good lume shot.  Though these types of pics can be tricky photos to capture, I think what you will see this week turned out A-OK (thanks to my friends behind the camera at Govberg!).  I would also note that most of this week’s pieces are cased in titanium, a departure from the norm.  So…let’s jump in and check this week’s dive Watch Replica lineup!

 

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Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible Limited Edition PAM 285

Asking Price: $10,750

Limited edition (One of 250 pieces)

47mm titanium case, 2,500m water resistance

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Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible Limited Edition PAM 285 - Perpetuelle

I’ve always liked the Panerai Submersible.  It is a very masculine, hard core looking dive Watch Replica with specs to match – like the 2,500 meter water resistance.  Though there are several Panerai Submersible models you might choose from, the piece I have here is a bit more special.  The Submersible PAM 285 you see here was originally issued in just 250 pieces, which makes it a collectors piece.  It has a full titanium case (vs. most Submersibles which are stainless steel), and the big chunky bezel is of a slightly different style, with raised hashes and Arabic numerals on the quarter hours (except for the triangle lume dot up top).  It comes on a black rubber strap with titanium tang buckle.    It is a full set with box and papers.  More pics, price and details here>>>

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Omega Seamaster Diver Chronograph 212.30.44.50.03.001

Asking Price: $3,950

44mm steel case, ceramic bezel, 300m water resistance

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Omega Seamaster Diver Chronograph 212.30.44.50.03.001 - Perpetuelle

Originally retailing for $6,000, this high quality Omega Seamsaster Chronograph with minor wear is now on offer at just under $4k.  This Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph features a lacquered blue dial with a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock.  The polished blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel matches the dial color.  The 44mm stainless steel case has a helium-escape valve and an integrated date corrector at 10 o’clock along with chrono ushers.  Omega Seamaster fans love the traditional Seamaster look along with the added chronograph functions.  This chronograph is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 3330.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Alarm “Navy Seal Limited Edition” Q183T770

Asking Price: $9.750

Limited edition (one of 1,500)

44mm titanium case, 300m water resistance

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy Seal Q183T770 - Lume Shot - Perpetuelle

This limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre has a mechanical alarm in it — a neat feature not typically seen in a dive Watch Replica .  The Watch Replica is built around a 44m titanium case and black ceramic bezel.  The bracelet is also ceramic, but it has been rubber coated, also a unique feature not often seen.  Other functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and date.  The crowns are the signature Master Compressor style crowns with their locking system.  With “Navy Seal” as part of the official name, and the Navy Seals logo etched on the caseback, the Watch Replica connotes that it is ready for hard core duty.  This piece comes with an extra Jaeger-LeCoultre nylon strap, and complete with box and papers.  Inside is the automatic mechanical JLC Caliber 956.  More pics, price and details here>>>

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Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver 265-90-3/72

Asking Price: $5,450

45mm titanium case, 200m water resistance

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Next up is the Maxi Marine Diver, by Ulysse Nardin.  This particular reference has a 45mm titanium case and the metal inserts in the black rubber strap are also titanium.  I think the Watch Replica looks great in the black & white color set – definitely one of my favorite Maxi Marine’s, as far as looks go.  Functions include hours, minutes, small-seconds, date, and power reserve indicator.   The automatic mechanical caliber is visible through the caseback.  This Watch Replica comes complete with box and papers.  More pics, price and details here>>>

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Hublot King Power Oceanographic 1000 732.NX.1127.RX

Asking Price: $12,750

48mm titanium case, 1000m water resistance

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Last but not least is this Hublot King Power Oceanographic diver.  Thanks to its 48mm size, and large crown, pushers and and crown guard, this is a Watch Replica with some wrist presence!  It is also very well spec’d for a diver, including a very high 1,000 meter water resistance rating.  And it has Hublot’s very impressive and easy to use “quick change” strap system.  I’ve long been a fan of this Watch Replica , and if you are interested in learning more I highly recommend my previous discussions about it:  Hands-on with the Oceanographic 1000, and First Live Pics of the Oceanogrphic 1000.

And of course, more pics, price and details here>>>

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Have a great weekend everyone.

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