Cousteau's Camera - Nikonos 1 1963

Following on from My post regarding Cousteau's dive watch, here's the camera he developed with the Belgian engineer Jean De Wouters in 1956. Later Nikon got involved. Working together in a joint venture, they announced total success in 1961. Sold at first in France under the name of Calypsophot, this revolutionary camera -the world's first full-fledged underwater camera- went on sale in Japan in 1963 as Nikonos 1. It remained in production (through many changes) until the 1980s