Gitzo, a pioneer in many of the most advanced, revolutionary technologies for professional camera equipment, is celebrating its hundredth anniversary as master of the fine art of photography supports by launching the world’s most exclusive carbon fiber limited-edition travel tripod, the ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELER TRIPOD.
Gitzo initiated the travel tripod era, creating products designed to be companions for life. The world’s most inspirational brand of tripods and heads is celebrating its first centenary of tradition, innovation and expertise that have made it a beacon of excellence in the photographic world. No other manufacturer has so consistently broken the boundaries of possibility, passionately devising and producing the means through which photographers turn vision into reality.
To mark the occasion, Gitzo has launched the new 100Y “DEFINING TOMORROW” logo, referencing infinity and the creations the company has yet to roll out.
It is with this philosophy that Gitzo introduces a masterpiece, the ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELER TRIPOD, named after the visionary founder who created the company in 1917; establishing a new paradigm combining technical perfection, exquisite, iconic design and transcendent functional art. This flagship tripod will be available worldwide in a very exclusive limited edition of 100 pieces, each bearing a number from 1/100 to 100/100 laser engraved on one tripod leg and featuring an engraving of its owner’s signature.
The ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELER TRIPOD is the very first model in the market to feature a full carbon fiber spider, making this tripod significantly lighter. With its striking, deep matte black finish and elegant new design from head to foot, this work of art redefines tripod aesthetics. The Arsène Gitzhoven has Gitzo’s latest Traveler Series 1 technological features, including state-of-the-art Carbon eXact tubing and 180° leg folding mechanism for the ultimate strength, the Traveler G-lock mechanism, making it compact, strong and ergonomic, together with a brand-new Center Ball Head for superior smoothness and precision. Moreover, the limited-edition tripod features an ergonomic strap made of genuine Italian leather with a carbon fiber look, for extreme comfort in use.
The ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELER TRIPOD is presented in a highly refined, white branded chest with leather detailing containing the tripod and its accessories; the tripod’s certificate of authenticity signed by Gitzo’s CEO, and includes the name of the craftsman who created each specific piece.
- Introducing the carbon fiber spider, Gitzo’s pioneering technology for powerful, lightweight performance.
- One hundred, fully unique, personalized masterpieces with a perfect reproduction of their owner’s signature on the tripod leg.
- Elegant, new all-black look, outstanding from head to foot. Redesigned spider, locking collars and selector lines for an even more distinctive tripod.
The ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELER TRIPOD is available for $2,999.99 in the U.S. and is exclusive to select dealers.
Gitzo’s centenary celebrations will also see the launch of other select products distinguished through their new design and high-appeal including the world’s most exclusive, limited edition magnesium travel tripod, the 100Y Anniversary Edition, the Centenary Bag Collection and the highly innovative Fluid Gimbal Head.
More information on Gitzo’s Centenary celebrations can be found online at manfrotto.us/gitzo. Follow Gitzo on Facebook at http://bit.ly/gitzotripods, on Twitter @Gitzo_US and on Instagram @GitzoInspires.
Professionals all over the world acknowledge Gitzo tripods, monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s standards for excellence. Innovations such as the first uses of carbon fiber to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality,” put Gitzo products in a class of their own. Gitzo’s carefully crafted products form a comprehensive range of supports for large, medium and small format cameras, for film or digital technology, for still photography or dynamic video, for studio or location work. Precision assembly, high quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.