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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drive for excellence: Edox Dakar Limited Edition watch

Swiss Jura-based watchmaker Edox has a history strewn with triumphs and records (some never equalled to this day) and is adding a string to its bow as the exclusive timekeeper of the Dakar Rally Raid for the next three years.

Founded in 1979 by Frenchman Thierry Sabine, the Dakar Rally Raid is incontestably the world’s number one car race and human adventure, every year attracting over 600 participants in the car, truck or motorcycle categories. It was initially staged on the African continent and relocated in 2009 to South America, its route crossing Argentina, Chile and Peru.

For over thirty years the Dakar Rally has lived up to its motto. “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind”.

The new Edox Limited Edition Dakar watch possesses the brand’s much-prized values: strength, technical excellence, and a constant drive for perfection.

The tough 316L stainless steel timepiece has been built to withstand extremes of temperature, impact, sand and harsh weather. A black carbon fiber dial with contracting bright luminous white hands and indices provides perfect visibility under the most adverse conditions. This rugged timepiece is powered by an Edox 64 quartz movement, which is based on the top-of-the line Ronda 6004B. With its solid 42 mm diameter, the quartz movement is robust, made to withstand extremes of temperature, impacts, sand and earth.

The dial faithfully depicts the route of the South American tour. The black back offers perfect visibility, and beautifully sets off the white detail of the dial.

The “Dakar” is a 500-piece limited edition, each piece supplied in an exclusive presentation box. Every watch is individually numbered on a plate affixed to the side of the watch. It will retail for US$2,050.

About Edox Watches

Founded in 1874, Swiss made Edox Watches have produced leading-technology high-precision timepieces with passion and a meticulous attention to detail, enabling Edox to become over time a respected brand in precision sports watches on sea and land.

Edox Dakar Limited Edition specifications

    Calibre – Edox 64, based on Ronda 6004B, movement height 3.3 mm
    Functions – Display of hours, minutes, small second and big date
    Case – Diameter 42 mm, thickness 11.8 mm
    Finish – Stainless steel 316L, numbering engraved on plate on side   
    Dial – Black carbon fibre, 2012 Dakar road map, Chile, Argentina, Peru flags
    Glass – anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire
    Bracelet – stainless steel 316L, deployment clasp
    Water Resistance – 330 feet
    Warranty – 2 years

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