Tough doesn’t come close to describing the world’s most challenging motor sport event, the Dakar rally.
Drivers and their machines have to endure blistering heat, bitter cold, choking dust and rainstorms in a frantic race against the clock across thousands of kilometres of unforgiving terrain.
It’s a challenge, too, for prestigious swiss watchmaker and Dakar rally Official Timekeeper edox, whose instruments must function with split-second accuracy in the most extreme conditions Mother nature can produce.
Forged from this environment, the edox Chronorally family of watches is an ideal choice for rally fans and sports watch enthusiasts alike.
The new Chronorally 1 – Chronograph automatic, launched at Baselworld 2013, is the latest in the series, a superb amalgam of strength, style, precision and functionality.
Powered by an edox 011 Calibre automatic movement, the 45mm Chronograph automatic is housed in a stainless steel case with PVD coating.
The black carbon dial, with white indices and tachymeter scale, mimics the dashboards of the Dakar rally cars, while a genuine rubber strap, with Chronorally imprints, further underlines the watch’s rally roots.
The caseback resembles a car wheel and oversized push buttons – black with a “reset” imprint, red with a “start/stop” imprint – are positioned, along with the crown, on the right side of the watch.