27 Aug '16, 3pm

Around Alone, 50 Years On: Sir Francis Chichester’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual https://t.co/RZClbdZ4Ry

Around Alone, 50 Years On: Sir Francis Chichester’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual https://t.co/RZClbdZ4Ry

As a former Royal Air Force man who pioneered navigational techniques during World War II, Chichester would have seen the value in an accurate watch and Rolex was popular with the British military in the postwar years. Rolex’s legendary waterproof cases, along with their chronometer certification made them natural choices for serious sailing adventures. It’s somehow charming that he chose a more dressy Oyster Perpetual, worn on a Jubilee bracelet even, for this toughest of journeys. Interestingly, on a photo dated just a week before his departure in 1966, Chichester hand writes a thank you to Rolex for providing him with a GMT-Master, a watch that would seem better suited for his needs. Another photo shows him dockside, fitting out his yacht with the GMT-Master on one wrist and an Oyster bracelet watch on the other. Yet all photos from his voyage show only his own Oyster P...

Full article: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/around-alone-50-years-o...

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this is so sweet ;n; rest in peace sir

this is so sweet ;n; rest in peace sir

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