Edox has been named the official timekeeper of the Extreme Sailing Series championship, in a deal set to last three years.
The Extreme Sailing Series will feature some of the best skippers in the world competing to in eight sets of races, known as acts, across three continents. Each act will last four-days with a series of 30 or more short, sharp and intense races lasting 10-15 minutes.
The timekeeping role is sure to scoop Edox global exposure, as the Extreme Sailing Series has attracted more than one million spectators, has had more than one million views on the official YouTube channel and has a global television audience including live TV broadcasts on location and a dedicated seven-part TV series broadcast on over 40 channels across five continents.
Alexandre Strambini, Edox managing director said:"We are delighted to be able to ally Edox with the prestigious Extreme Sailing Series. We have discovered that we are a strong match, and we share the same philosophy. We are the timekeepers of champions and we are proud to be able to offer the benefit of our experience to the Extreme Sailing Series."
The brand, which has made watersports watches since the 1960s and launched its Grand Ocean collection in 2008, has made a special edition watch to celebrate the partnership. TheExtreme Sailing Series special edition Grand Ocean watch is an automatic chronograph is fitted with a 2892-A2 movement, with a 48mm case and water-resistance to 300 metres. It also features specially designed engraving to celebrate the collaboration.
Remi Duchemin, chief executive of the Extreme Sailing Series said he was thrilled to be working with Edox to promote the race’s and brand’s shared values of technology, engineering, quality and excellence. “We are looking forward to developing this relationship over the next three years,” he added.