Swiss Jura-based watchmaker Edox is the official timekeeper of the 2013 Dakar Rally. Founded in 1979 by Frenchman Thierry Sabine, The Dakar rally is indisputably the greatest rally raid and human endurance contest in the world. Originally located in Africa, in 2009 the rally moved to South America. The 2013 race will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile, attracting close to 740 competitors across all categories (car, truck and motorbike).
Edox presents the Chronodakar Limited Edition, and extremely limited edition watch with just 200 pieces to be produced worldwide. This second Dakar model now offers truly state-of-the-art features, and its sets the standard for the forthcoming collection of timepieces bearing the renowned Touareg logo.
This new off-road challenger boasts a wealth of car-like attributes: powered by a robut chronograph movement, measuring a generous 45mm in diameter, featuring ultra virile PVD coating and, most ingenious of all, “start” and “stop” pushers that recall engine functions.
The black and red theme marks this out as a decidedly modern and sturdy watch. Built to withstand the extreme desert conditions, the new Chronodakar Limited Edition is the perfect watch for racing car drivers and fans of rallies and racing.
Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph.
Calibre: Edox 103, based on Ronda 5021.D
Finishes: 316L stainless steel, black PVD coating, Red “start” button, black “stop” buttin, Touareg engraving on caseback. Limited edition number engraved on the case flank. Black steel bezel, red numerals.
Water resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM / 300 feet
Dial: Black, red and white numerals and markings
Crystal: scratch-proof and glare-proof sapphire crystal
Strap: structured black rubber, 316L stainless steel buckle, engraved Edox logo
Limited Edition: 200 pieces worldwide
Suggested retail price: CHF 1950.00 / EUR 1790.00
Available: End of 2012 – worldwide