In late 2013, the renowned polar explorer, Ben Saunders and his team mate Tarka L’Herpiniere walked from Scott’s hut on the north shore of Ross Island in Antarctica to the South Pole. Once there, they turned around and walked the 900 miles back - pulling their own supplies by sled the whole way. Their record-breaking 1,795 mile trek was the first to complete Scott’s route to the South Pole.
On the outside of their jackets the two polar explorers wore their new Terra Nova chronometers. Far too cold for any type of battery operated device, the light titanium Supermarine with its GMT functionality and specially oiled mechanical movement became an indispensable tool.
Watch the TERRA NOVA video here.
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H. 24H GMT hand.
Satin and polished titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova®. Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage and protective patented anti-shock movement mount. Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.
Titanium screw-in and Terra Nova decorated case back.
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals.
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres.
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.
Integrated rubber strap with pin buckle. Also available with titanium bracelet.
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.
Limited to 300 pieces.