17 hours and 12 minutes; that is how long it took Kim Chambers to become the first woman to completed the Farallones to Golden Gate Bridge swim. A brutal, 30 mile swim through cold, shark infested waters, that has only been succesfully completed by four men before her. What is of course intersting for Watchisthis, is the watch she was wearing to accompany her on this incredible accomplishment. It looks like a Timex Sports Ironman, and altough it is a bit difficult to make out the exact model, we suspect it is a version of the 50 laps, after some debate. Which model do you think it is?
We love it when brands expand their reach, and more enthousiasts are able to buy them locally! Belgium brand Raidillon just announched that they have signed an agreement with Ebauche Ltd, a UK distributor that has a focus on speciality brands. And a speciality brand Raidillon is! Named after the most fierce (and feared) corner of the Spa-Francorchamps race track, the brand has the need for speed running through its vains. They express this in their watches through by using shapes, forms and colors closely connected to the world of racing, which seems perfect for car-loving nations like the UK and Ireland!