For their “Sharkman” series diving watch Swiss watch brand Edox takes inspiration from Christian Redl, one of the foremost free-diving specialists in the world.
Christian Redl holds several world free-diving records: the most impressive probably being the longest ever swim under ice (100 meters), though the crossing of several underwater caves in Mexico cannot be ignored. Christian Redl holds the record for the deepest free dive under ice to a depth of 60 meters, but has also been to the North Pole in April 2015 for a first world free dive under the ice.
In his latest record breaking attempt that to be held on 24 Feb 18, Christian Redl will enter the freezing waters of Austria’s Lake Weissensee to break his own under-ice free dive world record. With a support crew of five divers, the man dubbed “The Iceman” will also be wearing a special Edox Sharkman II diver’s timepiece, one of five in a limited edition collection.
The Sharkman II is water-resistant to 1000m and the rugged steel case and scratch and shock-resistant ceramic bezel can handle even the most extreme environments beneath the frozen Lake. Just 300 are available worldwide.
The Sharkman II’s case back is engraved with a shark motif, a nod to The Iceman’s efforts to help protect species worldwide and also symbolic of his connection to the mysterious Greenland Shark.
Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition
EDOX calibre 102, based on Ronda 5030.D
Stainless steel, limited numbering engraving on the caseback
Diameter 45 mm
Special engraving logo on the caseback
Scratch and shock-resistant ceramic bezel
Glass: Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Automatic helium valve at 9 o’clock
Water resistance: 1000 meters
Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Black, white, blue
Black rubber strap, blue leather strap with orange stitching included in the special watch box
Limited Edition of 300 pieces worldwide