Christian Redl Will Attempt to Beat World Free-Diving Record
A little mountain lake called Weissensee, situated in Carinthia, Austria, has the largest surface of ice in the Alps. It is the place chosen by Christian Redl for his attempt on February 12 to beat the world record for free-diving under ice. The current record has been set at 56 meters below the ice. In February, the temperature of the water is around 2°C. Through a square opening cut out of the massive layer of ice, the water appears pitch-black, inhospitable and deadly.
Submerged in this icy world, Christian Redl will wear only a thin neoprene diving suit, merely 3 mm thick. His body covered in grease, so that he can resist as long as possible the cold that will numb him to the bone, he will lower himself into this shadowy universe. At a depth where his lungs, constricted by the pressure from above, will have shrunk to the size of a fist, Christian will have to keep his clear-headedness and summon the strength necessary to descend 60 meters and carry away the world champion title. This dive will last about 120 seconds — longer and the sensation of cold will become increasingly intense and fatally dangerous.
Christian Redl, who was born in Austria in 1976, has become the world specialist in free-diving under ice. Besides this exploit, for him there is also a philosophy of life: an attraction to the extremes, continually pushing the limits even further, and living his life to the fullest.
On his wrist and during the record-breaking attempt, Christian Redl will be wearing the new Edox watch, the Iceman I Limited Edition, a sturdy high-tech model that can be used under water down to a depth of 1000 meters. In addition to its rubber strap, the Iceman I boasts a magnificent black carbon dial with orange numerals that provide optimal readability under water, and the case back is superbly engraved with the free-diver’s name. The watch is equipped with a solid mechanical movement and is decorated with a rotatable, unidirectional black ceramic bezel.
Edox, the Swiss watchmaker whose history is marked by countless inventions — some of which remain unsurpassed up to this day — is Christian Redl’s official timing partner. Sturdiness, extreme conditions, technological expertise and reliability are the keys to their joint philosophies.
Edox Mens 96001 37NO NIO2 Iceman I Limited Edition Diving Watch
List Price: $2550.00
- Functions – Hours, minutes, small second, date
- Calibre – Edox 96, based on the ETA 2895
- Movement Dimensions – 4.35 mm
- Watch Case Depth – 16.2 mm
- Diameter – 43 mm
- Finishings – 316L stainless steel and black PVD, number of the watch engraved on a plate affixed to the case flank
- Bezel – Unidirectional rotating black ceramic bezel
- Valve – Automatic helium valve
- Water Resistance – 1000 metres / 100 atm / 3300 feet
- Dial – Black carbon, orange markings
- Glass – Scratch-resistant sapphire anti-reflective treatment
- Strap – Genuine black rubber, structured
- Clasp – Stainless steel and black PVD coating, engraved Edox logo
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