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Edox Dakar Limited Edition watch

by Philip Kaspar
22 December, 2011
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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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.

Edox Dakar Limited Edition Reverse

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

Boasting the attributes of the perfect sporting vehicle, the new Dakar Limited Edition is imbued with the same steel as the nerves of the Dakar drivers. 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. It will retail for US$2,050.

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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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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