Since 1884, the Swiss manufacturer Edox has been creating some of the world’s most precision sports watches for use either on sea or land. Their latest addition is the sport-inspired, modern-looking piece dubbed SharkMan I Limited Edition Watch. This attractive diver’s timepiece, as you might guess, honors the achievements of the brand’s watch ambassador and World Champion freeform ice-diver, Christian Redl, also known as „The Sharkman. “
Although people are terrified of sharks, these sharp-toothed predators are the real victims in modern time. Every year the sharks are killed in the tens of millions. Last year, approximately 100 million sharks were slaughtered, either for food, their fins, or as by-product in other catches.
The Austrian professional free-diver, Christian Redl, is leading the fight to bring global attention to the plight of the shark. He will be a starring role in a new documentary to be released in 2017, named Shark Rescue, whose goal will be to bust the myths about these quick-swimming predators and spell out what needs to be done to save them from the uncertain future. Edox joins this fight with its latest limited edition timepiece.
The new Edox SharkMan 1 Limited Edition continues the brand’s reputation which begun in 1963 when the manufacturer presented its historic Hydro-Sub collection, featuring the first crown system with tension ring providing an amazing water resistance up to 500 meters.
This extraordinary, professional diver’s watch is housed in a stainless steel case with blue PVD coating measuring 45mm in diameter. The high-tech piece allows the same waterproofness of 500 meters like other Edox professional divers.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a stunning blue/green dial echoing the magnificent color of the Caribbean Sea. The hour and minute hands, as well as the hour markers are filled with luminous material, thus guaranteeing excellent legibility no matter how poor the visibility is in murky water.
From the rear, there is a specially engraved case back whose solid medallion reveals engraving of a large shark and diver, together with the inscription “Face Your Fear”.
Edox SharkMan I (ref. 10221-357BU-BUV) houses the caliber Edox 102 quartz movement, with functions for hours, minutes, seconds, date, and a chronograph. Furthermore, the case features a helium escapement valve.
The watch is attached to a black nylon strap with green stitches and it will be delivered in a distinctive box with the additional water-resistant black rubber strap and a numbered certificate. There will be only 388 pieces. As it is reported from the manufacturer, the watch will be available from June/July 2016.