Edox, the Jura-based watchmaker situated in les Genevez, has become the official timekeeper of the prestigious Extreme Sailing Series™ championship, consolidating its presence in the sailing world.
In recognition of this new partnership with the Extreme Sailing Series™, Edox is launching a special edition Grand Ocean timepiece. This new automatic chronograph is fitted with a sturdy 2892-A2 movement. Measuring a generous 48mm in diameter, the model is water-resistant to 300 meters and features specially designed engraving to celebrate the collaboration.
Boasting almost 130 years of experience in watchmaking, along with an unbeaten world record for the slimmest calendar watch in the world, Edox has always been linked to the world of water sports. Since the 1961 launch of the Delfin watch, followed in 1965 by the Hydrosub, water-resistant to 500 meters, Edox has produced timepieces characterised by their close affinity to water.
Since 2008, the new Grand Ocean collection has further bolstered Edox's marine connection with watches showcasing an array of sailing-inspired details. The Extreme Sailing Series™ championship brings together some of the best skippers in the world who in 2013 will compete in eight Acts accross three continents. Each Act lasts four-days with a series of 30 or more short, sharp and intense races lasting 10-15 minutes. The action takes place very close to the shore in the Series' pioneering Stadium Racing format, enabling spectators to enjoy optimum visibility and placing them at the very heart of the top class racing. The 12-meter long multi-hulls are veritable carbon speed machines, capable of reaching top speeds of almost 65 km/h.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ has attracted more than 1 million spectators, has had more than 1 million views on the official YouTube channel, 33'000 fans on Facebook and a global television audience including live TV broadcases on location and a dedicated seven-part TV series broadcast on over 40 channels accross five continents.
Model: Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition
Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, big date, chronograph.
Calibre: Edox 45, based on ETA 2892-A2
Finishes: 316L stainless steel, black PVD coating, notched bezel
Water resistance: 300 meters / 30 ATM / 900 feet
Crystal: scratch-proof and glare-proof sapphire crystal
Strap: structured black rubber, 316L stainless steel buckle, engraved Edox logo
Available: July 2013