But this small watch, with its dauphine hands, applied markers, and engine-turned bezel, held up fine, even through some harrowing moments. In one photo, we see Chichester, drill in hand, Rolex on wrist, making repairs to the damaged gunwale of his boat. Scrawled in the upper corner, he has written, “Gipsy Moth IV needs repairs after capsizing in the Tasman Sea, but the Rolex ticks on happily.” It is a half-century precursor to the Instagram wristshot, hashtags not included… More here.
The photo above came from Hodinkee. Just look at the dial, the hands, the bezel and then think about the history of this watch. Perfect?