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***SOLD*** is a very rare bird, my ZRC Grands Fonds North Adventure LE in very good condition! With only 320 ever being produced of which about half being made with a brushed finish (this version) mounted on a matching stainless steel bracelet and also including a two piece NATO strap and half with a bead-blasted finish mounted on the two-piece NATO strap. Used a handfull of times and only sign of wear are some slight marks on the polished parts on the end-links where the auto-adjustment meets the links. Fullset including inner and outer box, watch mounted on ZRC's famous auto-adjustment stainless steel bracelet, unused two-piece heavy duty NATO, certificate with a 2 year warranty valid through June 2020 and toolset which also includes a loctite tube. Measurements are 40,5mm across, 49,2mm L2L excl. adapter piece, 24mm between the lugs and 15,3mm tall incl. a 4mm thick sapphire crystal. Beating inside is a ETA 2824-2 elaboré.

This is the extreme tool-watch version of the iconic ZRC Grands Fonds 300 which was issued to the french navy during the sixties and seventies. This version was made in collaboration with the french Arctic explorer Alban Michon and was upgraded for his specific needs to function under the most extreme conditions during his expedition on the North West passage, nearly a 1500km journey with a solo ski kite and dives under the arctic ices with temperatures reaching as low as -45°C. Some of the upgrades include antimagnetic stainless steel case, 4mm thick anti-reflection coated sapphire crystal with a specific treatment resisting any form of condensation due to high thermic variations, larger crown for easier use with gloves, pure white SLN - X1 lume in order to achieve the best possible visibility during his "under the icepack" dives. Please feel free to PM with any question.

***SOLD*** Asking Price is $3100 USD incl. PP fees and worldwide shipping.

SPECS:
CASE
MANUFACTURE
Monobloc case
Screwed case back & crown

DIAMETER
40,5 mm

MATERIAL
Antimagnetic 316L Stainless Steel

BEZEL
ECSTM system
(Patent pending N°1462496)
Unidirectional 60 divisions rotating bezel

CROWN
Located at 6H (Crown Protection SystemTM). Inverted screwed thread with dual sealing

GLASS
Sapphire 3 mm padded

WATER RESISTANCE
Up to 300 meters

MOVEMENT
CALIBRE
2824-2 elaborated - ETA Manufacture

ACCURACY
+/- 7sec/day

WINDING
Automatic winding

POWER RESERVE
38 hours

METAL BAND
MANUFACTURE
Stainless Steel metal band equipped with a "Diver" expandable link for both a city & dive use

MATERIAL
316L antimagnetic stainles steel

CLASP
Exclusif ZRC clasp
(On all metal band models)


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