Found: Sir Francis Chichester’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Now claimed by the Rolex Museum, it seems to have been completely reestablished to its unique state. Either that or, you may think, the Clipper Route was abnormally quiet during Sir Chichester’s intersection. It wasn’t. In a letter, Chichester composed that the watch was “often slammed, additionally splashed by waves coming on board; yet it never appeared to mind this.” Here for your delight are a few photos of that very watch, 50 years on.
Chichester’s Oyster Perpetual was essential for a little assortment of verifiably significant watches traveled to London to praise the company’s century. The Rolex Watch Company was really fused in London, 101 years prior, before Hans Wilsdorf moved it to Geneva in 1919.
If you haven’t appreciated it as of now, don’t miss Jason’s describing of Chichester’s adventure and his affection for his little Rolex.