Arctic explorers Pen Hadow and Erik de Jong are aiming to sail across the North Pole to draw attention to how global warming is shrinking the ice sheet.
The 10-member crew will be wearing Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon watches as the historic Swiss watchmaker is the official timekeeper of the mission.
The team set sail on two 50-foot yachts on August 15, intending to sail across almost half of the 3 million square kilometres of international waters around the North Pole that are now navigable.
The extreme Arctic Mission requires a timepiece that is precise, reliable, robust, easy to read in dark conditions and which will survive the freezing conditions of the journey.
Favre-Leuba’s Raider Harpoon fits the brief, and the mission also chimes with the Swiss watchmaker’s stated aim to conquer frontiers with its watches.