Zenith Becomes Official Timekeeper of Spindrift Racing

By Community | January 29, 2014

Sailing team Spindrift racing has announced Zenith as Official Timekeeper.

In this same frame of mind, Zenith is now joining Spindrift racing and the world’s largest ocean-racing trimaran as Official Timekeeper. The maxi trimaran Spindrift 2, created with the aim of breaking the major ocean-racing records for crewed boats, and holder of nine circumnavigation records – including the Jules Verne trophy – will also take part in the single-handed Route du Rhum race. This boat, designed for high performance wins, is the bold gamble of Dona Bertarelli, a businesswoman and accomplished athlete and Yann Guichard, an experienced sailor.

Zenith CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour, said: “This partnership with the Spindrift racing team is a natural step forward in Zenith’s development, which has encountered growing success in the past 5 years. Through the strong and unique experiences of this highly technological project, Zenith clearly and simply expresses its values – authenticity, daring and pleasure – as well as its philosophy and the people who wear its watches; reaching ever further, higher.

“At Zenith, we like to gamble on forward-looking personalities and projects. Dona, Yann and their crew members have the stuff of modern heroes who spark off dreams and make the world move forward. We are proud to associate our watches with their future endeavors.”