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Christian Redl sets free-diving record with Edox

Christian Redl sets free-diving record with Edox
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Champion free diver Christian Redl set a new world record after plunging under a frozen Austrian alpine lake on February 26, and boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox was with him every bone-chilling step of the way.

Perfect timing was critical in the Iceman’s successful attempt to free swim—that is without an oxygen tank—200 meters under the ice of Lake Weissensee, high in the Austrian alps.

Redl’s 2mm-thick Neoprene wetsuit insulated him from the numbing cold of 2°C water, but his Edox Chronoffshore-1, a watch engineered to withstand the most extreme of conditions, also played a pivotal role as he swam under the ice.

Water-resistant up to 500m, this 45mm beauty with its black PVD-coated case is a striking example of a modern diver’s watch. The Chronoffshore-1 sports a black ceramic bezel with striking yellow-green markings and a slick, modern face that’s highly legible underwater. The extra-thick 3mm sapphire crystal gives the Edox Chronoffshore-1 an added layer of “toughness,” ensuring that no matter how difficult the environment is the watch will still function perfectly.

Redl’s ice dive was a dangerous undertaking (rescue crews were close at hand in case anything went wrong), but it was exactly the type of cutting-edge adventure the 40-year-old Austrian and the Les Genevez-based Edox have relished since they teamed up in 2010.

Redl’s free dives to all corners of the world, including a world-first plunge under the North Pole, are the ultimate test for man and timepiece.

The Edox Chronoffshore-1 proved the perfect working tool for the Iceman in his toughest challenge yet.

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