1989 Yema Bipole Duopoly Titanium Transantarctic Expedition Watch Complete Set

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An fascinating and unusual reversible timepiece produced in the late 1980's by Yema specifically for the transantarctic expedition of Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne and his team, one of only 1500 made. It is designed to find bearings via the Sun and the watch displays mean time as well as sidereal time.  The large 46mm diameter case is crafted from lightweight titanium with crown guards protecting the screw-down crown at 3:30 with hinged lugs and sapphire glass on the front and back.  With the lugs extended the watch measures 58mm lug tip to tip and is fitted with its original 22mm nylon velcro custom made red strap.  The original triangular design box and accessories are very cool with an extra leather strap, screwdrivers and screw for emergency repairs as well as its original instruction manual.  The watch shows some light wear, but is in excellent overall condition with fresh battery installed, keeping great time!

Circa: 1989

Style: Tool Watch, Sport

Case: Solid titanium case with fixed bezel and screw-down crown measuring 46mm in diameter.  Signed J.L.Etienne, Titanium, Saphyr Glass, 100M Water Resistant Kevlar.  22mm lug spacing fitted with original red nylon and velcro strap.  Sapphire crystals on both sides.

Dial: Two original factory printed dials, marked North, Professional Bi-Pole, Sideral Time on one side and South, Professional Bi-Pole, Sideral Time, Jean-Louis Etienne on the underside.  The original brightly coloured, easily legible green, yellow and orange hands are also in superb original condition.

Movement: Quartz powered movement in excellent condition, fully tested and keeping good time.  This watch is with us on consignment and the service history is unknown so is offered without any warranty.