This watch is accompanied by a large aluminium Rimowa traveling case containing two additional leather straps, screwdriver, spare push pins, Victorinox Swiss army knife, traveling compass and ruler, miniature torch, oversized waterproof flashlight and two hardback volumes, one written in German explaining about the watch and other models made by Sinn, and the other written in German and English giving a history and background to the Fulda Challenge.
The Fulda Challenge is a test of human endurance held in the middle of winter in the Yukon Territory, the Canadian wilderness at the Arctic circle. Man and material both have to prove their endurance, tenacity and reliability under extreme conditions and temperatures of minus 50 degrees or more. The national teams each comprise of a man and a woman who come from Europe and North America. They are chosen from 50,000 candidates, and they have to demonstrate their limits of physical endurance, team spirit, sense of orientation and off road driving skills. They have to conquer 2,000 kilometres of snow and ice in ten days only camping in tents at their overnight stops. The winner receives gold nuggets worth 10,000 Canadian dollars.