The aim of PlanetSolar, the first round-the-world trip in a solar-powered boat, is to demonstrate that it is possible to leave the petroleum age behind and to enter that of the sun and of the amazing energy which it sends to us every day. With this high-tech design automatic watch, Candino renders homage to this extraordinary technical challenge.
Impressive dimensions, perfect clarity, a very sporty identity, combined with a case made for adventure. This timepiece fulfils the strict criteria of the Swiss Made label, confirming its status as the ideal partner for meeting the most demanding of challenges.
Three large Arabic numerals stand out on the black dial. The hour indexes are completed by small numerals and by the date at 3 o’clock. In the centre: a long minute hand and a short arrowhead hand for the hours. The oversize numerals, the shape of the hands, and the use of inserts made of luminescent material ensure optimum clarity.
The black bezel displays the 60 minutes scale in relief, together with decoration in the form of six nuts. This graphical element is picked up on the crown protection. Fitted with a sapphire crystal back, this watch is water-resistant to 200 metres.
This model is also available with a grey dial and a steel strap, with a grey, blue, or black dial.
– ETA 2824-2 automatic movement
– Date at 3 o’clock
– Sapphire glass
– Stainless steel case 316L, diameter 44 mm
– PU (polyurethane) strap with double security butterfly clasp in steel
– Water-resistant to 20 ATM (200 metres)
MS TÛRANOR PIanetSolar, the first solar-powered vessel that will circumnavigate the globe on 27 September 2010, celebrated its public debut in Hamburg before hundreds of thousands of visitors at the International Port Festival. FESTINA group owned brand CANDINO is the main sponsor of this vessel.
The watch collection “PlanetSolar”, a series of the highest quality with the label “Swiss Made”, has been developed in the context of this project. Elements of solar cells, water and dynamism distinguish this line of sport models and are meant as a tribute to this unique adventure.
Every watch from this sporty collection comes with an Automatic (ETA 2824) or quartz movement, a sapphire crystal, and a metal or PU (polyurethane) strap. The heart of the collection is a 100 piece Limited Edition, ETA 2892, with 40-hour power reserve, available in fine specialty stores this autumn.
About TÛRANOR PIanetSolar
Founded by Swiss explorer Raphaël Domjan, MS TÛRANOR PIanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. It made its maiden voyage on 31 March 2010 and its public debut was at the Hamburg Port Festival 2010.
Raphaël Domjan – The adventurer from Neuchâtel is a consummate fan of solar energy and technology and has been dreaming for years of such a world circumnavigation. He is convinced that our planet deserves better treatment than in the past and created PlanetSolar to live out both his passions.
Gérard d’Aboville – In 1980, he was the first to cross the Atlantic in a row boat. Eleven years later, he made a fabulous Pacific crossing. He has been involved in the project from the beginning, and his maritime experience makes him an important consultant to PlanetSolar.
– Dimensions: 31 x 15 x 6.1 meters
– Weight: 85 tons
– Total area of solar panels: 537 m2
– Average speed: 7.5 knots (14 km/h)
– Estimated cruising range: 3 days without light, unlimited with sun…
I. The first circumnavigation of the globe through a solely solar-powered method of transportation
II. First round-the-world voyage with a solar boat
III. First crossing of the Indian Ocean on solar energy
IV. First crossing of the Red Sea on solar energy
– Solar energy production, storage and use
– Propulsion system and energy efficiency
– Tactics of deep-sea navigation with solar energy
– Simulation software and solar boat route optimization
– Solar boat simulator
Source: Festina-Candino Watch SA