Weekend Throwback: The Rolex Deep Sea Special – An Exclusive Report via @perpetuelle
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 folklore?