Friday, June 19, 2015

Chapter 9: The First SEA-DWELLER's Doctor George Bond. U.S. Navy Project Genesis and Jacques Cousteau & Project CONSHELF.

Note: I am currently working on this story, and will remove this notice when it is complete.

The Complete History Of
The Rolex Submariner & SEA-DWELLER
Rolex's Conquest Of The Ocean

Chapter 9: The First SEA-DWELLER's
Doctor George Bond. U.S. Navy Project Genesis 
and Jacques Cousteau & Project CONSHELF.

It Is hard to believe I began working on my 18 Chapter Series on the History of The Rolex Submariner and SEA-DWELLER eight years ago! I saved this chapter, as the last chapter, which ironically ties together the nexus between the development of the Rolex Submariner and SEA-DWELLER–in what appears to be a never-ending untold story.

The photo below was taken in 1968, and it shows U.S. Navy Doctor George Bond being interviewed with his close associate, Captain Jacques-Yves Coustea, who is the greatest explorer in history. In the interview they were discussing U.S. Navy SEALAB III.

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on." –Jacques-Yves Cousteau 

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The First Rolex Submariner

Jacques Yves-Cousteau is considered to be the father of Scuba Diving, and he worked with Rolex in the early 1950s to develop the Rolex Submariner as seen on his wrist below in 1953.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau is pictured above and below in 1953 while filming his seminal underwater documentary titled "The Silent World", which won him the Academy Award that year for best documentary. 

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was also instrumental in the development of the Rolex SEA-DWELLER along with the U.S. Navy SEALAB Program, and in the future, when I complete this chapter, I will go into more detail on this fascinating subject. 

Below you can watch an episode of The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau which covers Conshelf.

Below you can watch Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Academy Award winning 1964 movie titled, World Without Sun, which chronicles his Conshelf mission.

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