FERNÃO DE MAGALHÃES A tribute to Ferdinand Magellan

« I was the first to sail round the world by sail, and I carried you, Magellan, leader, first across the strait. I sailed around the world, therefore, I am rightly called Victory, my sails were my wings, my prize was glory, my fight was with the sea. » Maris Pacifici, 1589.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan, Col&MacArthur pays tribute with this new collection.

The map of the first circumnavigation

The dial of our watch «Fernão de Magalhães» refers to the original map of the explorer himself!

Indeed, this is the world map used by Magellan and Elcano during the first circumnavigation in history. This map is also crossed by the long and perilous road taken by Magellan and Elcano.

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Guarantee 2 Years
Movement
Origin Swiss Made
Type Analog quartz movement
line Normtech
Size 11 1/2 '''
Version 5 jewels / gold platted EOL
Case
Diameter 43 mm
Thickness 9.2 mm
Materials Stainless Steel SS 316L
Coating Bronze
Surface condition Brushed
Glass Sapphire
Seal 5 Atmospheres (50 meters)
Case back
Materials Stainless Steel SS 316L + Sapphire Glass
Closure mechanism Clip
Coating Bronze
Surface condition Brushed
Bracelet
Materials Leather
Buckle Folding claps

Historical background

On 20 September 1519, Ferdinand Magellan left Sanlúcar in Spain with a fleet of 5 ships and 237 men without imagining that he would make Columbus' dream a reality. This expedition lasted 3 years during which Ferdinand Magellan died as a result of a confrontation on the island of Mactan in the Philippines.

Following this tragic event, Juan Sebastián Elcano, a member of the crew, took the helm and completed the round-the-world trip on board of the only remaining ship, the Victoria.

The return to Spain on 6 September 1522 marked the end of the circumnavigation and laid the foundations of modern globalism

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The Victoria

"I was the first to sail round the world by sail, and I carried you, Magellan, leader, first across the strait. I sailed around the world, therefore, I am rightly called Victory, my sails were my wings, my prize was glory, my fight was with the sea."
The carrack "Victoria" was the first ship to complete the circumnavigation, the only survivor of the five ships to take part in the expedition.

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan, born around 1480, was a Portuguese explorer. He began his career on behalf of the Portuguese crown with various expeditions to present-day Asia. In 1513, he went to Morocco where he was accused of illegal trade. Although unfounded, these accusations tainted his relationship with the king of Portugal. Unappreciated, he asked to be released from his obligations and took with him his secret project: to reach the spice islands by the west.


He decided to offer his services to the Spanish king, Charles V. The purpose of this expedition was to prove that the Moluccas (spice islands) were in the part of the globe belonging to the Spanish, the earth being divided between the Spanish and Portuguese by the Treaty of Torsedillas.


After converting the island of Cebu and its king Humabon to Christianity, Magellan tried the same move on the neighbouring island of Mactan. The local king, Lapu-Lapu, refused to submit to the Spanish settlers. Magellan then undertook an armed expedition against the natives.


They outnumbered Magellan and his 30 men to 1. Hit by a poisoned arrow, the explorer died on the battlefield on 27 April 1521.

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Juan Sebastián Elcano

Juan Sebastián Elcano was a Spanish explorer and navigator. It was him who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe, originally undertaken by Ferdinand Magellan. He became captain of the Victoria after the death of Magellan and other suitors, and led this legendary carrack and the 18 survivors to Seville.

Although the history books more easily remember the name of Magellan, Elcano played a decisive role. When he arrived in the Moluccas, he disobeyed the king of Spain, who had planned a return trip, and decided to return across the Indian Ocean, judging the Pacific Ocean too hostile.

It was this decision that turned a simple expedition into the first world tour. "Truly, this captain Juan Sebastián Elcano is worthy of eternal remembrance, since he was the first to gird the world, and no one until then, neither among the famous Ancients nor among the Moderns, can be compared to him" Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, 1601.

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Vandercappelle Daniel le 2022-08-19
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Je me suis fait plaisir avec ma montre Fernão de Magalhães. Livre dans une boîte de luxe… la montre … un bijoux!

Petit point négatif .. le bracelet est un peut trop juste .. mais de très bonne qualité.

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Pède Cyril le 2022-02-10
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What can I say... It was a long wait (deadlines were met), but it was worth it! This watch is a real work of art! Being a history lover, I can only congratulate the brand for their work as well as the studies done for the details found in each of their watches.

Regarding the visit to the showroom, the welcome is very warm and is accompanied by a lot of professionalism!

This was my first purchase and I think it will not be the last. Congratulations again to the Col&MacArthur team!

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Druzina Tom le 2022-02-10
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Recently bought their new piece, the Fernão de Magalhães. This is an absolutely beautifully designed watch that also is quite visually appealing. Even with supply chain issues going on the delivery was much quicker than I thought. Throughly and well designed packaging. Very impressed I’m looking forward to getting another one eventually. Contacting the company and communicating was fast and easy as well.

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Pède Cyril le 2021-11-17
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"What can I say... The wait was long (deadlines were met), but it was worth it! This watch is a real work of art! Being a history buff, I can only congratulate the brand for their work as well as the studies done for the details found in each of their watches.

Regarding the showroom visit, the welcome is very warm and is accompanied by a lot of professionalism!

This was my first purchase and I think it won't be the last. Again, a big congratulations to the Col&MacArthur team!"

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Bureau Dominique le 2021-10-27
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I received the Magellan collection watch today, I am very happy with it, it is splendid. Thank you very much. We wish you all the best for the future.

Yours faithfully.

"And now I'll be on time", as my mother-in-law says.

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Cbs Perrine le 2021-10-25
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It was a long time waiting (more or less 6 months) before receiving the Magellan edition. But what a pleasure to open the box and discover the watch I had been waiting for so long!

The delivery time was respected. And the watch is faithful to what I saw on the picture. It is even more beautiful in real life

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Vandercappelle Daniel le 2022-08-19
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Je me suis fait plaisir avec ma montre Fernão de Magalhães. Livre dans une boîte de luxe… la montre … un bijoux!

Petit point négatif .. le bracelet est un peut trop juste .. mais de très bonne qualité.

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