It takes an indestructible watch to commemorate an impossible race like the Dakar Rally.
For over thirty years the Dakar Rally has lived up to its inspiring motto. “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind” has always been an apt description for this extreme off-road event. The Dakar adventure began in 1977 when cyclist Thierry Sabine got lost in the Libyan Desert and became inspired to share his adventure with as many people as possible.
The first Dakar rally started in Paris and ended in Dakar. Each year, a different route is selected to keep the adventure exciting. In 2012, the famous off-road, multi-terrain auto and motorcycle race will start in Lima Peru and end in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The new South American route won’t be the only change either. The race has a new official timekeeper: Edox.
Edox has been involved in prestigious sporting events for many years. The company is also the official timekeeper of the Class-1 World Powerboat Championship and an official partner of the FIA World Rally Championship. In honor of their association with the Dakar Rally, Edox is introducing a special Edox Dakar Limited Edition watch. This fabulous timepiece is limited to 500 pieces and will be available in January 2012.
The Dakar Limited Edition is a fitting tribute to this famous off-road race. The rock-solid, 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. Edox is so proud of this durable movement that it is visible through an exhibition window on the back of the case. An exhibition window is almost unheard of on a quartz watch, but the Dakar Limited Edition is no ordinary watch.
Each watch is individually numbered on a plate affixed to the side of the watch. The impressive carbon fiber dial features a map of the rally’s route, complete with flags for the participating countries of Chile, Argentina and Peru. The watch has an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and is equipped with a 316L stainless steel bracelet.
Few people have the strength and tenacity to finish a Dakar Rally. An almost equally small number of people will ever have the opportunity to wear this prestigious watch. If you’d like an Edox Dakar Limited Edition on your own wrist, contact your authorized Edox dealer immediately. With only 500 copies available worldwide, this watch is only available to those who act fast.
New Edox Mens 64009 3 NIN2 Dakar Limited Edition Watch
List Price: $2,050
- 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 a plate affixed on the side of the case
- Dial – Black carbon fiber, white details, 2012 Dakar road map, Chile, Argentina and 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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