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watchmaker Elliot Brown is entering into a second race campaign as Official
Timekeeper of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Elliot Brown Co-Founder, Ian Elliot, said: “Following a highly successful campaign during the 2015-16 edition of the race, we are delighted to be extending our partnership to be Official Timekeeper of the Clipper 2017-18 Race.”
“We share a common spirit of endeavour with the Clipper Race and its crew, and have used learnings from the previous edition to design our new Broadstone Adventurer range, including a brand new limited edition Clipper Race timepiece, to go the distance with like-minded athletes, adventurers and thrill seekers around the globe.”
The specially designed Clipper Race model carries performance-enhancing refinements as a direct result of the testing and evaluation gained from the 2015-16 edition of the race. Just 1000 of the new model will be produced, and based on last year’s sales, demand is expected to be high.
Elliot Brown Co-founder, Alex Brown, said: “All of our watches undergo highly demanding tests, including submersion between 200 and 300 metres in water, but we are always learning. There can be few real world tests as arduous or extreme as a complete eleven month, 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation aboard a stripped back racing yacht.”
Every Elliot Brown watch is the result of thousands of hours spent obsessing over the smallest details; refining, improving, inventing, and testing. These award-winning watches shrug off harsh elements, and are relied upon for ocean crossings, mountain rescues, and just about any other kind of extreme or arduous adventure.
In July 2015, a watch was fastened to the metal mast of one of the Clipper Race yachts using nothing more than the standard strap bars to secure it, as the boat raced across the world’s oceans. Fast forward to the July 2016 Clipper Race Finish, and after twelve months at sea facing everything from tropical to freezing salt water conditions, the watch was secure and still keeping accurate time.
Features of the new limited edition watch will include an additional ‘UTC’ hand, (the global timing system used at sea), to allow Clipper Race crew, skippers and Race Officials to keep a close eye on the time in an additional zone, whether it be at home or in the next port, via the 24-hour markings engraved on the outer bezel.
The watch dial will once again be adorned with the signature red and green hour indices indicative of the port and starboard channel markers seen at sea when entering the safety of port.
Click here to pre-order a Clipper 2017-18 Race Limited Edition Watch. Delivery is scheduled for August 2017.