Saturday, August 21, 2010

ZENITH returns to the North Pole with GeneralI arctic observer

Switzerland’s Zenith watch manufacturer returns to the North Pole with the French explorer and physician, Dr Jean-louis Etienne  
Eighty-four years after Roald Amundsen reached the North Pole, Zenith has once again flown over the planet’s most northerly point with the Generali Arctic Observer expedition. Polar traveller, Jean-Louis Etienne, became the first person to fly over the North Pole alone in a balloon. On his expedition, Jean-Louis Etienne wore the Zenith El Primero Striking 10TH chronograph — the number one watch of the limited series.

Zenith El Primero striking 10TH. The exact time to the tenth of a second
The El Primero Striking 10TH represents the technical values that won Zenith its reputation. The El Primero calibre was the first production movement with a balance frequency of 10 semi-oscillations a second. Its advanced design measures time to the highest precision by mechanical means. While most other mechanical movements reach a frequency of eight vibrations a second, this model indicates the tenths of a second at the exact frequency of its remarkable movement.

Zenith El Primero striking 10TH

ZENITH returns to the North Pole with GeneralI arctic observer

Dr Jean-Louis Etienne, French physician and explorer. Like oald Amundsen did 84R years earlier, he wears a Zenith watch.

Zenith Swiss watch manufacturer from the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen

Letter to the Zenith Swiss watch manufacturer from the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen – the first person to have reached both poles.

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