Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Conquest Watches for Mount Everest

Human being is sometimes too small and helpless standing in front of the mother of nature.There are great explorers, adventurers could make a historical Event that no one could achieve.
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008), was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
Their watches, were known to be Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
The watch in the centre Ref 6098 with white Baton Dial, is the watch worn by George Band during the successful 1953 Everest expedition when Hillary and Tenzing made it to the summit. The case-back inscribed with the details of the expedition.
Note that it was not a Rolex Explorer, the watch worn up Everest was a white Oyster Perpetual, much like the one we've found for sale today.
On the right, George Band's ref. 6150 used on the 1955 expedition to Kanchenjunga, with the back engraved to commemorate the climb.
On the left, another identical ref. 6150 from 1953, no known climbing history the canvas strap was signed by Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay, and George Band.
Almost everyone is familiar with the name of one of the watches which was worn by Hillary and Tensing when they reached the summit of Everest in 1953 but fewer people realize that the other watch was a Smiths, as shown in the 1953 advert below:
Of course, the Smiths of 2011 looks nothing like the Smiths of 1953 but it is a reminder that a British watch accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on that historic climb.
The PRS-25 is the first watch to use the new Miyota 9015 automatic movement. Miyota is a division of Citizen, the largest non-swiss manufacturer of movements in the world and the 9015 has been compared most favourably with the ETA2892-2.
Smiths Everest PRS-25, released in December 2011, with a Miyota 9015, 24 jewel automatic, 28800 BPH in a 40mm 316L stainless steel case, solid end link bracelet and gorgeous acrylic crystal. That is somewhat the same thing on my Rolex Ref 1803 having a warm human like temperature of the crystal. Somewhat like your vinyl instead of the cold MP3 that sounds "Digital!".

This model continues the excellent quality and value for money line of watches from Timefactors owned by Eddie Platts. please visit the web site Price is just 225 pounds.The Rolex Submariner is in there for a size comparison. It looks even larger than the Sub.!

Speciification of Smiths Everest PRS-25
Material 316L stainless steel, brushed top with polished sides
Diameter 40mm, 44mm including crown
Lug to lug height 49.8mm
Thickness 14.5mm to the top of the hi-dome crystal
Lug spacing 22mm
Anti-magnetic 4,800 A/m
Water resistance 10ATM/100 metres/330 feet
Weight 165 grammes including bracelet
Features Screw back, screw down crown, drilled lugs
Colour Black with white printed minute track
Luminous Triangle, numbers and indices SuperLuminova C3
Style Mercedes hands, polished steel
Luminous SuperLuminova C3
Type Hi-dome acrylic , 34.6mm diameter x 2.5mm thick
Calibre Miyota 9015, 24 jewel automatic, 28,800 BPH
Solid link stainless steel with screwed links and solid end links and signed clasp.

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