Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2018-02-07

EDOX Sharkman II Ltd. EDITION [record ice-bath]

Edox brand ambassador and resident Iceman, Christian Redl is prepping himself for another dip into the
frigid waters of Austria’s Lake Weissensee in an attempt to break his own under-ice free-diving World Record.



In addition to balls of steel brass, Christian requires an extremely high level of skill and fitness. Even with his 5mm thick wetsuit he will have to overcome bone-numbing cold to reach the record depth of 75m.



Christian set the current record of 65m at Lake Weissensee 15 years ago.

“The biggest challenge is the temperature,” he says. “Everyone knows the phenomenon when you get in a very cold shower or in a cold pool after a sauna. The lung volume is reduced by a third because everything is tight in the body.”



The bitter cold means that Christian, who has been training for the February 24th ice-dive for half a year, can’t warm up. He must start his record attempt without delay, before the frigid air makes his body too cold.



As Edox’s most daring brand ambassador, Christian known affectionately as he Iceman will be supported by a crew of five safety-divers.



He will also be wearing his latest Edox diver, an invaluable tool, the special Edox Sharkman II diver’s watch, one of five in a Limited Edition collection.



The Lake Weissensee cold shouldn’t pose any problems to the Sharkman II as it has a water-resistance of 1000m and its rugged Stainless steel case and scratch and shock-resistant ceramic bezel can handle even the most extreme environments.



Just 300 pieces will be available worldwide from the end of February 2018.

The Sharkman II’s case-back is engraved with a shark motif, a nod to The Iceman's EFFORTS to help protect species worldwide and also symbolic of his connection to the mysterious Greenland Shark which can live for 400+ years.



Along with the Sixgill, it’s a personal species favorite of mine after the Oceanic Whitetip, of course ;)

Down the bottom of this post is a sneak peek at an upcoming version of the same watch - CO-1 N-Pole 42.195 Limited Edition which will be officially unveiled at Baselworld.



Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition basic spec. includes: : a 45mm Stainless steel 316L with black or pink PVD coating options, special shark design engraving on the case-back and scratch-resistant, anti-reflective Sapphire crystal,

water-resistance to 1000 meters, 100 ATM, Edox 102 Caliber with display of hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, dial in either black, blue or white.



The Limited Edition of 300 pieces comes delivered with special watch box, numbered watch certificate and black rubber strap with Edox folding clasp plus an additional leather strap.



So what do you think? Christian Redl is legend, I’m all over the Greenland shark, love the story, the design is alright but I prefer my diver’s non-quartz, please.

Not digging quartz, either? Check out EDOX’s proper diver, the HYDRO-SUB 50th Anniversary LE.

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