It’s time for Antarctica!

A Maurice de Mauriac accompanies a scientist into the eternal ice.

Daisy Hessenberger walks through clear, piercing air—her breath hangs like fog around her face. A glance at her watch helps her to orient herself in a world seemingly without orientation. Space and time have no clear boundaries in Antarctica. Nevertheless she smiles.

This is how it will be when Daisy Hessenberger heads off to Antarctica at the beginning of 2019 as one of the 79 women selected worldwide. It will be the largest female expedition in the world. The researchers are there to draw attention to the work of women in science as well as acquire essential skills such as leadership qualities and strategic competencies. Established in 2016, the Homeward Bound Project, an initiative aiming to send 1000 women to Antarctica for 3 weeks each over the course of 10 years, has made this possible.

Daisy Hessenberger has already lived and worked in several countries—most recently in Switzerland. In was there that she discovered her love of mechanical watches. Soon she will be indulging this love during the expedition with a Maurice de Mauriac on her arm. In an environment that is far more than just technology-unfriendly, she will rely on her L2 deep red in bronze. For as unimportant as time in Antarctica can be, knowing the exact time can also be just as vital when you need to rely on each other under such extreme conditions.

Daisy Hessenberger will be sending us reports on a regular basis, letting our clients and friends know about the expedition, so that we can share in this extremely important time for her, for women in science, and for us, as we accompany her on her wrist.

Maurice de Mauriac rewards the exceptional commitment of young people and helps them to fulfil their professional and personal dreams. Through such initiatives they become friends of the brand, and these friendships are part of the larger Maurice de Mauriac family, which its founder, Daniel Dreifuss, had in mind from the very beginning as an ideal goal.

Daisy prediving Test in Lausanne, Switzerland Daisy prediving Test in Lausanne, Switzerland
Daisy prediving Test in Lausanne, Switzerland Daisy prediving Test in Lausanne, Switzerland
Daisy is showing off her L2 Steel Deep Red
Photographer credit: Oli Sansom The Boat of the Expedition driving through the Antarctica
Photographer credit: Oli Sansom
Photographer credit: Oli Sansom
Photographer credit: Oli Sansom
Photographer credit: Oli Sansom