WASHINGTON (June 1, 2005)—National Geographic, in collaboration with EganaGoldpfeil USA, one of the world’s premier watch companies, will display its high-performance collection of men’s watches at the 2005 JCK show. The 31-piece collection, capturing the spirit of exploration and travel, will be shown in EganaGoldpfeil’s exhibit #29051 from June 3-7 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Net proceeds from the sale of the watches support National Geographic’s vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.
The unique National Geographic Watch Collection is inspired by over a century of exploration and discovery. Each style is engineered with specific features and functions to meet the demands of explorers, photographers, world travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The entire collection is available at Tourneau Time Dome (Las Vegas). Select pieces also are available through the National Geographic catalog, the Norm Thompson catalog and fine jewelry stores around the country. The watches will also be available at www.ngTravelShop.com, scheduled to launch in August 2005.
“During the product development phase, we field tested the watches with National Geographic’s team of explorers and researchers. Their feedback, coupled with the expertise from Egana, enabled us to develop a comprehensive watch collection that includes a variety of technical features and styles to meet the needs of any traveler,” said John Dumbacher, senior vice president of licensing for National Geographic.
Classified into 10 different series — Pharaoh, Sunset, Pioneer, Himalaya, Time Trekker, Tuscan, Canyon, Pacific, Sierra and World Traveler — the watches combine style and technology for people who seek uncompromising functionality.
– National Geographic PHARAOH SERIES — Impeccably detailed with a reverence for the past and a focus on the future, the Pharaoh is encased with sapphire crystal to resist scratches and will withstand depths down to 330 feet. This mechanical self-winding watch with Orient world timer also has a 40-hour power reserve. This watch is for explorers looking for the ultimate elegance combined with cutting-edge performance.
-National Geographic WORLD TRAVELER SERIES — The National Geographic World Traveler is for professionals who demand as much from their equipment as they do from themselves. With a rotating slide-rule bezel, 30 time zones, mineral crystal, a flight chronometer enclosed within stainless steel and water resistance down to 330 feet, it’s a time machine ready for adventure on land, at sea or in the air.
-National Geographic SUNSET SERIES — Reliable, rugged and water-resistant, this series includes a radio-control watch and a solar-power watch. The Sunset timepieces are crafted out of stainless steel and mineral crystal, with luminous hands and markings for easy visibility in the dark. With an aesthetic blend of tradition and high-tech performance, each watch ensures unsurpassed accuracy.
-National Geographic PIONEER SERIES — Inspired by the world’s great travelers and explorers, the watches in this series bring the spirit of exploration to everyday life. These timepieces represent precision, style and distinction. Technical features include a 1/10-second chronograph and a 24-hour hand. Perfect for travel, sports and the great outdoors.
-National Geographic HIMALAYA SERIES — Expedition gear for one’s wrist. Classic meets modern in this rugged and versatile series. The Himalaya watches are ideal for the adventure traveler, offering a variety of features including a map reader, wind-speed meter, barometer and electronic compass.
-National Geographic TUSCAN, PACIFIC, CANYON, TIME TREKKER and SIERRA SERIES — Combine classic European styling and modern engineering with any one of the watches within these groups. With unique designs, colors and features, these handsome timepieces combine fashion with function and are encased with stainless steel. Water resistance and luminous hands and markings make these watches ideal for home, work or play.
For more information on the National Geographic Watch Collection and other travel products, log on to www.ngTravelShop.com, launching in August.
About National Geographic
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world. It reaches more than 285 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactive media. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com; AOL Keyword: NatGeo.
About EganaGoldpfeil USA
Egana of Switzerland (America) Corp. is a member of EganaGoldpfeil Group, an international timepieces, jewelry, leather and lifestyle fashion accessory marketing and distribution organization with vertically integrated manufacturing support, operating presence in 14 strategic jurisdictions and distribution in over 90 countries spanning America, Europe and Asia. Egana of Switzerland (America) Corp.’s brand portfolio includes Field & Stream, Pierre Cardin and National Geographic. For further information on EganaGoldpfeil Group, please visit www.egana.de.