Frozen in time

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 January, 2005, 12:00am

South African explorer Mike Horn achieved the seemingly impossible last October, when he became the first man to travel round the Arctic Circle alone. Adventure seekers who want a piece of the action (or at least pretend to) can buy the specially-designed watch he wore during his sub-zero trek. The limited-edition (there are 500 pieces worldwide) Panerai Luminor Arktos Amagnetic by Officine Panerai ($44,800) features a rotating bezel to indicate direction plus an exclusive calibre protection system that enables it to function during the most severe weather conditions. Available at Officine Panerai, G30, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 9373.