Klaus Thymann has a most rare occupation; he’s a photographer who travels around taking snaps of some of the most stunning, remote landscapes on Earth. He worked with G-Shock to plot a 24-day expedition, taking in parts of Mexico, New Zealand and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thymann was equipped with the the G-Shock WaveCeptor GPW1000, which has both Multiband6 and GPS time telling. The motivation behind the trip was obvious – to prove that the GPW could keep correct time in the world’s most remote locations. Everything seems to have gone very well indeed. Flick through they gallery above to see Thymann’s shots from New Zealand near the Fox Glacier and the Nyiragongo lava lake in the DRC.
Here’s the rundown on Thymann’s last stop…
The last leg of the Expedition, titled Timezone, concludes the 24-Day journey through Mexico, Mexico and now the DRC, which led Klaus and his team through three pristine and largely uninhabited locations. This trip was a test of the meticulous technological standards and unwavering durability of the World’s First GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid watch, the GPW1000, an essential tool that helped Klaus and the team to capture breath-taking video and still life imagery.
Relying on the watches’ ability to withstand the elements and deliver accuracy in remote locations, Klaus and team successfully hiked seven hours through the Park – UNESCO designated World Heritage Site since 1979 – to arrive at one of the world’s largest lava lakes that sit at 3470m above sea level.
G-Shock toughness standards were put through freezing temperatures on the volcanoes ridge, and photographing the volcano at the exact right time at dawn getting the ambient light and glowing lave to work in synergy required precision.
“The Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a truly amazing sight, but the fact that it is remote and located in a conflict zone makes access complicated. I feel privileged to have been there and I think the images portray the unique beauty of the place.” – Klaus Thymann
At the core of the watch, the GPW1000 uses a hybrid system of Multi-Band 6 technology (allowing users to receive Radio Wave signals transmitted from six stations around the world) and GPS satellite radio wave technology to give wearers automatic, accurate time keeping with a range of operation that covers the entire globe.