The ultimate toolwatch
Beyond is the sole frontier. That which impels people to explore. After backing Alban Michon on the ice floe in 2018, ZRC headed out again at the end of last year to support the Return to Campana (1840-2022) challenge led by Frenchman Frédéric Presles. The objective? Follow the route of La Delphine, a vessel that was shipwrecked in 1840 on the deserted island of Campana. To reach this hostile territory, his team departed from Chiloé Island, between the Howling Fifties and the Roaring Forties, along the coast of Chilean Patagonia, then navigated without instruments or seabed maps in order to rediscover the fauna and flora of a geography long forgotten since 1840. Without instruments? Almost, actually, the explorers wore a GF41208SO watch on their wrists that was designed for this challenge.
With its tropicalized dial in sepia tones, this timepiece from the 1964 Spirit collection has the look of a treasure map. To withstand the rigors of the harshest weather conditions, every detail was designed to optimize the ruggedness of the watch. Thus, the monobloc case provides increased water resistance to a depth of 1,000 meters. Available in a limited edition of only 100 pieces, the GF41208SO incorporates all the technical features inherent in the original model’s inspired line. It also offers all the new features present since 2015: unidirectional rotating bezel in steel with ceramic insert, Easy Clean SystemTM, and Crown Protect SystemTM. Together with excellent legibility of the temporal data, this watch is ready for any adventure.