YACHTSMAN ÉRIC PÉRON BECOMES
ONE OF ALPINA’S AMBASSADORS
Alpina, Official Timekeeper for the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE – Brest, today welcomes Breton yachtsman Éric Péron as one of its Ambassadors through until 2027. The top-level skipper has sailed in major crewed and single-handed yacht races on Olympic courses and ocean-going challenges in French waters and worldwide. Both Alpina and Éric Péron nurture a passion for outdoor sports, a taste for challenge, and human endeavour. Attention to detail and technique are key ingredients in his yachting success – and two of the values on which Alpina established the modern sports watch. Together, Alpina and Éric Péron will be striving for every second of the forthcoming races.
“You have to know how to handle complex, extreme, and dangerous situations”. Éric Péron’s description of what it takes to be a professional yachtsman says it all. The role requires nerves of steel, the ability to draw on longstanding experience, and reliable, high-performance gear. That of course includes his boat, and also his timepiece: the race here is against the clock, and for Éric Péron time is of the essence in every sense of the expression. His watch and its accuracy underpin every decision and every move.
© A Courcoux