Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Patrouille des Glaciers and JEANRICHARD

This just in from JEANRICHARD -

JEANRICHARD will partner with the legendary Swiss alpine team competition Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) in Spring 2014. The PDG is the worldwide biggest ski alpinism race and takes place every two years – starting in Zermatt and leading through Arolla to Verbier in Switzerland. 

This mountaineering ski race dates back to the 1940s and challenges participants to verify their physical preparedness and technical proficiency in tough high-altitude terrain. In the same way that PDG participants enjoy this challenge, JEANRICHARD has been creating watches since the 17th century for independent spirits who play by their own rules, and rather than just focusing on the destination, also enjoy the road being traveled. This is where two Swiss pioneers meet.

"The Patrouille des Glaciers has been one of the most prominent team sporting events in Switzerland with international acclaim for many years. With Zermatt as its starting point, it perfectly highlights the unmistakable beauty of the typically alpine mountain scenery. Besides its deep Swiss roots, we also share many of the same values: the taste for challenge and peak performance, team spirit and the desire to make every moment count, to name just a few”, says Bruno Grande, COO of JEANRICHARD
“At the same time, the PDG and its participants represent this sense of unique adventure of JEANRICHARD: ordinary people doing incredible and extraordinary things – every day explorers pushing boundaries, who are ready to conquer the world and live life to the fullest.” 

The interest to compete in the race has increased steadily during the years. Today, the PDG attracts around 4500 participants from all over the world, while teams of three members are challenged to complete the race in a given period of time, pushing the limits of their physical and mental strength in tough high-alpine conditions. This year’s competition shall also lay a special emphasis on environmental and climate issues. 

Polished and vertically satin-finished stainless steel case
Dimensions: 44 mm
Height: 12.60 mm

Antireflective sapphire crystal Case-back screw-down, engraved Water-resistant to 100 m

Movement JR60,
Calibre: 11 1⁄2’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/ hour (4 Hz) Jewels: 26

Power reserve: minimum 38 hours Functions: hour, minute, second, date

Grey engraved dial
Applied rhodium-coated indexes with additional luminescent dot Rhodium-coated hands with luminescent material

Grey Rubber strap
Stainless steel folding buckle

Limited and numbered edition: 100 pieces
Available from December 15, 2013 

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