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DEEPSEA CHALLENGE

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Built for the Sea

Yesterday we got a look at the first wristwatch that keeps time at over 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).

“It’s a lot like our new sub,” said operations manager Dave Wotherspoon with a laugh. “It’s got a viewport, a penetrator plate, and a pressure-resistant ‘sphere’ to protect its ‘instruments.’”

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