Christian Redl will enter the freezing waters of Austria’s Lake Weissensee with one thing in mind; to break his own under-ice free dive world record.

His mission requires courage, skill and supreme fitness. Even wearing a 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 the same lake 15 years ago.

Christian Redl Edox
‍Christian Redl 

“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 Christian, who has been training for the February 24 dive for six months, can’t “warm up”. He must start his record attempt without delay, before the frigid air makes his body too cold.

Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition
‍Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition

With a support crew of five divers, the man dubbed "The Iceman" will also be wearing an invaluable tool, a special Edox Sharkman II diver’s timepiece, one of five in a limited edition collection.

The Lake Weissensee cold won’t be a problem for the Sharkman II; it is water-resistant to 1000m and the rugged steel case and scratch and shock-resistant ceramic bezel can handle even the most extreme environments. Just 300 are available worldwide.

Edox Sharkman Case Back
Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition Case Back

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 - a master of its deep, icy, domain just like Christian Redl.

Edox Sharkman Chronograph
‍Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition

Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition

Technical specifications:

Calibre: Edox 102

Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Diameter: 45mm

Case: Stainless steel 316L, black or pink PVD coating options

Finishes: Special shark design engraving on the caseback

Dial options: Black, white, blue

Water resistance: 1000 meters, 100 ATM

Crystal: Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Strap: Genuine black rubber strap with Edox folding clasp. Additional leather strap delivered in the watch box.

Limited Edition of 300 pieces worldwide.

Delivered with special watch box, numbered watch certificate and additional leather strap.

Available worldwide: End of February 2018

The price for the Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition will be around €1,390.

Edox Diver
‍Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition

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