Stefano Ghisolfi of Fiamme Oro – one of the world’s leading sports climbers – regularly pits his body and mind to conquer nature’s most grueling ascents.
Since first entering a regional climbing competition with friends in 2004 at the age of eleven – only a month after taking up the sport – Stefano has scaled to dizzying heights in his climbing career, garnering several Climbing World Cup medals as well as a place in the record books as the fourth climber ever to ascend a 9b+ route.
While rock climbing requires strength, endurance, gymnastic ability and technique, Stefano believes the body’s potential is only limited by the mind, regularly tapping into his instinct to conquer challenges that people call “impossible.”
While climbing is an individual and solitary passion for many, Stefano finds energy and motivation in testing his skills against others in competitions. And these days, he’s also embraced the new challenge of documenting his passion on video to take his adventures to a whole new audience.
The trusted companion to his exploits is the Seiko Prospex Alpinist SPB121J1 – a durable and dependable timepiece with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The watch features an anti-reflective coating on inner surface that cuts glare, and a rotating compass inner ring that can help guide his way. Discover more about the Seiko Prospex Alpinist SPB121J1 in the United Kindom, Australia and the United States.
Growing up on Germany’s Baltic coastline, the sea has always been a backdrop to Nico Prien’s life – but it was his first experience of windsurfing, aged twelve, that instilled a deep passion that has steered his life course.
Turning professional soon after high school, Nico clinched several national championship titles and today travels the globe to compete with the world’s best windsurfers.
Despite his busy schedule, Nico records videos of his life and adventures to share online, complete with instructional tips for aspiring windsurfers – boosting his profile as one of the most recognizable stars of his sport today.
As an athlete whose arena is the natural elements, Nico is an avid environmentalist – striving to lessen his ecological footprint while using his new-found platform to promote sustainable windsurfing gear and apparel.
As a young role model embodying adventure, awareness and style, Nico is supported by the Prospex SPB143J1 – This functional and modern timepiece reimagines Seiko’s first diver’s watch, released in 1965 – reflecting the look of the original, but with a sleeker and thinner case design that sits more comfortably on the wrist. The watch is encased in durable stainless steel, with approximately 70 hours of reserve power and water resistance to 200 meters. Discover more about the Seiko Prospex SPB143J1 in the United Kindom, Australia and the United States.