In 1947 France instigated a series of exploratory missions towards the Arctic and Antarctica below the leadership of a renowned scientist, Paul Emile Victor. These expeditions brought together geologists, geodesists, meteorologists, physicists, biologists, geographers and glaciologists all had been aiming to discover, study and comprehend the North and South Poles. The mass of equipment needed by the very first Paul Emile Victor missions for exploring these inhospitable regions included 4 Longines ship's chronometers and fifteen Longines wristwatches which had been utilized for determining their astronomical position. In honour of these exploratory missions the Swiss watchmaker has re issued the timepiece utilized by the scientists on the Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor to discover Greenland and also the Adelie Coast.
Expeditions Polaires Francaises Missions Paul Emile Victor
In 1947 France instigated a series of exploratory missions towards the Arctic and Antarctica, below the direction of a renowned scientist, Paul Emile Victor. These expeditions brought together geologists, surveyors, meteorologists, physicists, biologists, geographers and glaciologists had been all using the aim of exploring, studying and understanding the North and South Poles. The mass with the facilities for the very first Paul Emile Victor missions to discover these inhospitable regions such as 4 ship chronometers and watches Longines, Longines fifteen had been utilized to figure out the astronomical position. In honor with the missions of exploration with the Swiss watchmaker has reissued the time piece utilized by scientists within the Fran?aises Expeditions Polaire Paul Emile Victor missions to discover the coast of Greenland and Adelia.
Within the second half with the 1940s, public opinion was fascinated by probably the most distant corners with the Earth, which aroused a passionate interest amongst lots of people. Like other countries, France set up a body for organising national scientific expeditions, namely towards the Arctic and Antarctica. Paul Emile Victor, an ethnologist and explorer who had already spent a great deal of time in Greenland throughout the 1930s, was mandated to produce and manage the new workplace. In between 1947 and 1976 the Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor organised 150 trips to Greenland and also the Adelie Coast, led by the ethnologist.
A considerable quantity of equipment was essential for these expeditions to be able to cope with the challenging conditions that prevailed within the inhospitable locations to which they had been going. For instance the expedition that left Europe in Might 1948, took seven amphibious tracked vehicles, two Dakota aircraft, tractors, laboratory trailers, a mobile weather station, tents, sledges and 30 lorry loads of supplies. For this exploratory trip the scientists also took 4 Longines chronometers, 3 becoming set to civil time and 1 to sidereal time. Fifteen members with the expedition wore stainless steel wristwatches created by Longines. These time measuring instruments had been intended mainly for determining the astronomical position with the expedition (they had been also utilized for precise geodesic calculations). The reports on the efficiency of these timepieces written by the scientists who utilized them are a reminder with the essential role such instruments played in scientific expeditions towards the remotest parts with the globe. By becoming component of these scientific expeditions within the mid 20th century, Longines also travelled northwards and southwardsreplica watch, towards the two Poles.
The Longines watch that the members with the Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor wore was a stainless steel wristwatch having a centre seconds. A centrally mounted second hand was nonetheless really rare within the 1940s but apparently met the require for simple reading, as illustrated by the use of luminescent coating on the hour symbols, the numerals and also the hands. A point of interest is that the Longines 12.68N calibre utilized in this model had an anti shock device that was various from the regular function in other Longines watches.
Longines has decided to re problem the timepiece that accompanied the scientists who took component within the Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor as a tribute to these expeditions towards the Arctic and Antarctica to discover the remotest corners of our planet. The Longines Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor watch is an accurate reproduction with the instrument utilized in the time by the geologists, geodesists, meteorologists, physicists, biologists, geographers, glaciologists and film makers that joined the expedition. Fitted having a self winding mechanical movement, this model has a date aperture at three o'clock along with a silvered dial with hour symbols and Arabic numerals, also as hands coated in Super LumiNova. It's accessible on a strap in either genuine brown alligator skin or black leather. The Longines Expeditions Polaires Fran?aises Missions Paul Emile Victor watch is engraved on the back with the stainless steel case, recalling the two geometrically opposed destinations of these legendary expeditions the Arctic and Greenland, and also the Antarctic and also the Adelie Coast.