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Lunar 1969 Quartz
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Period

2 Years

Movement 

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Origin Swiss Made
Type Analog quartz movement
Line Normtech
Caliber 6004.D
Size 11 1/2 "
Swiss Made version 5 jewels / gold platted EOL
Standard battery Life  36 Months

Case 

Diameter 43 mm
Thickness 9.2 mm
Material Stainless Steel SS 316L
Glass Sapphire

Water Resistance

5 Atmospheres (50 meters)

Coating

Bronze

Surface treatment

Brushed

Back Cover

Matériau

Stainless Steel SS 316L + Sapphire Glass

Coating

Bronze

Surface treatment

Brushed

Closing mechanism

Clip

Bracelet

Material

Leather

Loop

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

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.

Juan Sebastián Elcano

Juan Sebastián Elcano was a Spanish explorer and navigator. It was he 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.