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Rally-forged Chronograph tougher than restBASELWORLD 2013: Edox Chronorally 1 - Chronograph Automatic

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 Of ficial 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.

The Chronograph Automatic fits the wrist perfectly and can be worn over a driver’s race suit, while the oversized buttons allow easy access through the Dakar racers’ driving gloves. And, should you get a little off-track, the watch is water-resistant to 10 ATM (100m, 300 feet). Whether you are charging through the desert or just taking a Sunday drive with the family, the Chronograph Automatic delivers an exceptional, robust sports watch experience.