Barely thawed from their LAKE BAIKAL Ice-Diving Expedition with the BLUE SHARK III, Delma or at least one of their timepieces has once again ventured into frigid climes along with brand ambassador and ocean adventurer, Nick Moloney.

Nick had the opportunity to sail to the majestic continent of Antarctica on the occasion of its 200th year since discovery.

When Antarctica’s Princess Martha Coast was first discovered on 27 January 1820, the explorers came face to face with a gargantuan ice-shelf that reached out from the frozen continent.

This year Nick and his team saw a new perspective of this fragile landscape as its impressive coastline constantly evolves.

While the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is one of the most pristine places on Earth, largely unaffected by humans, the nearly 10,000 diverse species that call this unique habitat home are in danger.

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on earth. During the team’s expedition, the warmest temperature on the northern tip of Antarctica was recorded, over 20 °C.

In order to give the project even greater significance, and support the future of this captivating place, Delma felt compelled to contribute to the preservation efforts.

They are proud supporters the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) in their mission to protect this great wilderness and the fascinating wildlife that relies on it by donating a portion of the proceeds of each Oceanmaster Antarctica.

Nick was accompanied by his new penguin-friendly, Delma timepieces that was specially developed for his Antarctic expedition.

Based on Delma’s sailing model, the OCEANMASTER and a close relative of the SHELL STAR diver’s watch, the new Oceamaster Antartica is inspired the frozen landscapes of its namesake.

In particular its cool-blue dial with its special finish is inspired by the colors of the ice as it meets the surrounding water while the raised texture represents the unique structure of the frozen landscape.

The choice to create a Limited Edition of 200 pieces was derived from the milestone anniversary which it commemorates.

In addition to the dial the watch has a special case-back with an engraved Stainless steel representation of the continent.

The Oceanmaster Antarctica is equipped with a tactical planner, points of sail indicators and a sturdy nautical bezel which can also be used for diving.

Its 44mm by 13.8mm Stainless steel case is water-resistant to 500 meters and is fitted with an HEV, a screw-down crown with protection and a bracelet with a diver’s safety-clasp.

Power comes from a Swiss made ETA 2824 automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28'800 with 25 jewels and a power-reserve of 38 hours.

The new Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica Limited Edition of 200 pieces has an MSRP of CHF 1290 / €1390 / USD 1450. The watch is available online from Delma.