Edox has launched a new limited edition timepiece, the Chronodakar Limited Edition, in acknowledgement of its role as official timekeeper of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
The 45mm timepiece will be limited to just 200 pieces and is the brand’s second Dakar model, following on from its 2011 timepiece which features a map of the Dakar Rally on the dial.
The new model is said to “set the standard” for a forthcoming collection of Edox watches that will feature a Touareg motif, in homage to races origins in the Dakar region in Africa.
The watch has a chronograph movement, hardwearing PVD coating and ‘start’ and ‘stop’ pushers, designed to recall engine functions. It has been built to withstand the dust and sand of desert conditions.
The Dakar Rally was founded in 1979 by Frenchman Thierry Sabine. It was originally located in Africa, but in 2009 the rally moved to South America. The 2013 race will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile, attracting close to 740 competitors across vehicles including cars, trucks and motorbikes.