The 43-year-old Canadian adventurer is an experienced world traveller, award-winning photographer, and documentary filmmaker. He is known for his unerring eye for beauty, for the passion that informs his every enterprise, and for his tireless search for unprecedented challenges. During a visit to Glashütte Original’s home in Saxony, Ryan gained first-hand experience of the similarities between the brand and him – all while putting the Senator Cosmopolite and SeaQ’s qualities to the test on camera.
Whether he’s climbing, motorbike driving, taking photographs, writing or in front of the camera – Ryan Pyle is passionate about everything he does. He was never anything but: after studying international relations at the University of Toronto he began working as a photographer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and other international publications. A nearly 18,000-km motorcycle trip across China in 2010 put him in the Guinness Book of World Records, and his exciting TV documentaries and books have earned him international renown.
Ryan is forever heading off to far-away places, always in search of cultural treasures, established traditions and breathtaking natural beauty. He found all of that during one of his most recent adventures. At the beginning of September 2021, he visited Glashütte Original at its home in Saxony. The Canadian globetrotter was accompanied by a Glashütte Original camera team, and by his Senator Cosmopolite: this exceptional timepiece enables the wearer to check the time – day or night, Standard or Daylight Saving time – in any of the 35 time zones currently in use. In Glashütte Ryan learned all about the watchmaker’s different models, its long, eventful history, and impressive craft skills, and met like-minded people here as well. After all, what at first seems impossible lends wings to their reach for the greatest achievements – just like Ryan.
The Canadian globetrotter lost no time in putting one of the company’s latest creations to the test. He picked up one of the stylish and robust SeaQ models in elegant reed green and took it with him on a challenging hike in “Saxon Switzerland”, a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. As the film footage shows, the SeaQ proved an ideal sparring partner: the SeaQ family features sophisticated and robust timepieces that are certified DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 diver’s watches, combining the finest in precision mechanics with a genuine sporting spirit. It’s no surprise, then, that a SeaQ Panorama Date will also accompany Ryan on his future travels. With his love of adventure, curiosity, and an eye for the beauty of our world, Ryan Pyle remains true to himself, whatever paths he takes. No doubt about it, he’s a true original. Glashütte Original is delighted to welcome him to our family of brand ambassadors.