The prestigious British watch fair Salon QP is set to auction off a piece of history. The Bremont Supermarine S500 watch which will accompany Prince Harry to the South Pole during the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge.
Prince Harry’s expedition to the South Pole is part of his work with Walking with the Wounded, a charitable organization which helps injured soldiers rebuild their lives. The Prince, who is the Patron of Walking With the Wounded, will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against United States and Commonwealth groups.
The Prince’s training for the expedition has included spending the night in a giant freezer to simulate the grueling conditions he will face in the South Pole. Prince Harry joked that it was a cold night’s sleep, and when asked what the worst part was, said: “Going in.”
The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge will begin in late November and last around 15 days, with the teams trekking between nine miles and 12 miles each day. Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, star of True Blood, will head the US team, while English actor Dominic West, star of hit series The Wire, will race alongside the Commonwealth team. They aim to reach the South Pole around December 17.
The Bremont Supermarine S500 will be auctioned off during the opening reception of Salon QP on Thursday, November 7. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Walking With the Wounded.