Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sir Wally Herbert: The Greatest Polar Explorer In History

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Sir Wally Herbert

The Greatest Polar Explorer In History

Wally Herbert was an British explorer, artist, and writer. In 1969 he became the first human to walk to the North Pole without dispute. This 1970 Rolex ad features Wally Herbert and some of his accomplishments.

In 2008, Antiquorum Auction House successfully auctioned Sir Walter Herbert's Rolex Oysterquartz that he wore during his 1971 arctic expedition to Greenland. He also wore it in 1979 when he circumvented Greenland, and here is a photo of his Reference 17000 Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz.