Published on August 10th, 2011 | by Mark Chesnut

Keeping Amazon Time, With a New Watch from Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions, the company that specializes in luxury Amazon River cruises in Peru, celebrating the launch of its newest vessel, the M/V Aria, by partnering with Gianni Bulgari’s Swiss brand Enigma to custom-create 10 limited-edition “C42 AMAZON” luxury adventure watches. The designer timepieces will be available exclusively onboard the new M/V Aria and its sister ship, the M/V Aqua, where they will retail for 4,300 CHF (approx. US$4,546). 

Launched in spring 2011, Aqua Expeditions’ newest vessel, the M/V Aria, features 16 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, a gym, sundeck, and Pedro Miguel Schiaffino-designed menus. Three-night cruises start at about $2,380 per person, double occupancy. 

Ten percent of proceeds from the sale of the watches will go directly to social community efforts in the areas that Aqua Expeditions’ vessels visit throughout the year.

With only 10 watches created, each limited-edition piece has been crafted to cater the discerning fashion-conscious adventurer. Whether on the streets of Milan or in the depths of the Peruvian rainforest, the C42 AMAZON will look and feel perfectly at home: the sleek, matte-black finish is ideal for both men and women; the luminova-treated hands ensure maximum reading capabilities in low-light situations; and the watch’s 100-meter underwater capability can withstand any Amazonian storm. Each timepiece comes with a steel case, sapphire anti-glare glass and a see-through case-back for protection.

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