I appreciate this blacked-out, mean looking timepiece from Zenith. Pictured is the El Primero Stratos, Pole2Pole edition by Zenith. This timepiece has been released in collaboration with adventurer, Johan Ernst Nilson who will be rocking it on his Pole2Pole journey.
He started at the North Pole on March 30 and from that walked 200 kilometers over the Arctic sea ice to the Svalbard Archipelago to the east of Greenland. From there, he will travel and sail through the Arctic Ocean to Canada and then bicycle south through both North and South America, passing through the Amazon jungle along the way and arriving finally in Patagonia.
He will set sail again to Antarctica where the last leg of his trip will begin—a two-month journey on skis and by parafoil to the South Pole. The entire journey should take about one year to complete—one year to travel through every degree of latitude on earth, starting at the northernmost point on the globe and finishing at the exact opposite southernmost point.
Only 500 of these numbered Stratos Pole2Pole limited-edition chronographs will be produced.
Jason Williams is an independent behind the thesogolonmovement.com. The site was launched to catalog and share what he considers to be the coolest, downtempo timepieces ever brought to market.