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Vendee Globe And The Transforma Rivages

10th November 2012 will mark the start of the legendary Vendée Globe which sees twenty of the world's best yachtsmen setting sail on a solo round-the-world voyage lasting over three months. Amongst them is Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm, whom Parmigiani Fleurier is  proud to have been supporting for many years, and especially today, on the brink of this remarkable adventure.

The construction of Bernard Stamm's 60-foot monohull started over three years ago in the hangars of Décision SA, a company based in Vaud with links to the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology. A strategist and technician as well as an accomplished sailor, the Genevan skipper was involved in every stage of his craft's construction, deciding the priorities and compromises which will shape his race. Because, of course, when one considers the eternal dilemma of weight versus resistance, there is no such thing as a happy medium: a heavy boat offering a lot of resistance is sure to finish the race, but will never win it. One must therefore take calculated risks, and decide to accept a certain level of discomfort whilst remaining on the right side of the limits. Faced with these kinds of decisions, Bernard Stamm relies on both his seafaring experience and knowledge as a yachtbuilder.

Hoping that this adventure can also benefit our scientific knowledge of the ocean, Bernard Stamm will embark with him a 'mini lab', a highly sophisticated device which will gather hourly information on the temperature, salinity and oxygenation of the water, as well as its concentration in plankton.

It will be possible to follow the race in its entirety thanks to cutting edge, high-tech equipment, specially designed to share information. Cameras and sensors are fitted to the skippers' boats, allowing real time transmission of their life on board; a highly accurate monitoring system will be able to give the position of each of 20 participants at any time.

This will relieve but not altogether banish the solitude of each skipper braving this 3-month race, confronting both the ocean and themselves. The Vendée Globe is, above all, an immense human challenge.

Parmigiani Fleurier would like to warmly congratulate Bernard Stamm on the tenacity and courage which have brought him to the race's start today and wish him fair winds and enormous success in this new adventure.

Transforma Rivages A skipper's timepiece

Taking on the high seas, battling the elements, racing around the globe, Bernard Stamm has always been cut out for offshore adventures. Parmigiani Fleurier - which has long been following his epic journeys - felt it was their duty to create a timepiece which would suit him and support him at sea.

This project was successfully completed by the Fleurier-based brand in 2011, when Bernard Stamm set off on the Vendée Globe in the monohull Rivages. A 'chameleon' watch was then born. The Transforma Rivages is an automatic chronograph which, depending on the situation and the wearer's desire, can be transformed in turn into a wristwatch, pocket watch or on-board instrument. In other words, a timepiece capable of supporting Bernard Stamm in every extreme situation.
 

An evolution in three phases:

On the wrist, the Transforma Rivages is light and comfortable for ease of movement. The materials of titanium and carbon quickly became the obvious choices during the study phase. The Tonda collection, with its classic round shape and ergonomic curved lugs, could be adapted in many different ways for various uses. Like a jaw gripping and clamping the main body of the watch, the titanium hood is released by simply pressing the two side push-pieces positioned on the two lower lugs.

The main carbon fibre element – machined directly from the same material as the Rivages monohull – sits perfectly in the support of the steel fob watch. Its asymmetric shape enables the wearer to access the chronograph push-pieces and the crown, even when the bezel is enclosed. Fitted with a steel chain, the Transforma Rivages is transformed into a great watchmaking classic.

Inside the monohull, every detail is finely tuned. Nothing should hinder navigation. In collaboration with the shipyard Décision SA, the receptacle case of the Transforma Rivages has been carefully integrated into the dashboard. Fixed in place, this device unlocks to incorporate the watchhead, made of carbon. Once set up on the dashboard, the Transforma Rivages' self-winding system starts automatically.

The look of the chronograph's dial takes its inspiration from the Rivages yacht: the counters are made from carbon and the hands, along with the dial's design of a stylised world map, are the same 'Rivages blue' as the monohull's logo.

Produced exclusively in the workshops of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufactures, the Transforma Rivages is adorned with a leather strap bearing a carbon appearance.

TRANSFORMA RIVAGES - CARBON / TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH SPECIAL EDITION 100

Model:Transforma Rivages

Movement:PF334

Functions:Hour, Minute, Small seconds at 3 o'clock and Date window.

1⁄4 second chronograph (large seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter).
       
Exterior:Round case: 43 mm. Thickness: 12.80 mm.

Materials: matt carbon case and titanium holder.

                           :Water resistance: 30 m.

                           Anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

                           Crown: Ø 7 mm.

                           Case-back engraved with 'Edition spéciale 100'.

                           Individual number engraved on the case-back.

 
Dials                  :Graphite dial with circular satin finish, carbon counters with thin diamond-polished flange. World map decoration.

Rhodium-plated applique indexes and Delta-shaped hands with luminescent coating.

Leather strap             :Carbon-stamped black calfskin with titanium folding buckle.

                           Water resistant black alligator strap with titanium folding buckle.

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Posted on : Monday, December 24, 2012  11:43:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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