Re-edition of the ZRC Grands Fonds 300

ZRC Grands Fonds_Marine Nationale 2015

Following the success of the Grands Fonds 300, ZRC has decided to continue the adventure by re-releasing a Swiss-made “Marine Nationale” version of this revolutionary watch. Diving instrument par excellence, with high diving legibility provided by its Super-LumiNova hour-markers and Magnum hands, and a crown at 6 o’clock, ETA movement, unidirectional notched bezel, reverse direction winding mechanism and automatically adjustable “diver” strap: the new Grands Fonds 300 proudly asserts its original identity. Moving from a case diameter of 36 to 40.5 mm, which is more in line with current trends, the watch has been given a domed anti- reflective sapphire crystal. The addition of chamfers to the case/strap ensemble makes it very pleasant to wear. With its clean lines and sleek esthetics, the new Grands Fonds 300 pays homage to its heritage and represents a perfect fusion of tradition and innovation.

Easy clean system

The ECS™ is a technical solution to an issue encountered by the mine clearance divers of the Marine Nationale during their many dives: salt crystallizing in the gaps between the bezel and case, thus impeding its rotation. For the 2015 re-issue of the Grands Fonds 300, ZRC has developed and patented a functional solution – the ECS™ was born. A unique system for cleaning the inside of the bezel by circulating fresh water that dilutes and evacuates the sea salt. The ECS™ is the ultimate tribute to the original Grands Fonds and is perfectly in tune with the brand’s identity.

Crown protection system

100% safety is guaranteed thanks to this exclusive strap system using retractable lugs. It is now impossible to place the watch in water without screwing the crown back into its original position. If the crown is not screwed down, the strap cannot be correctly repositioned. This effective method prevents oversights that can lead to technical difficulties.