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Limited edition Suunto 9 celebrates world’s toughest adventure race

Sports — 16 May 2019

Each limited edition watch highlights a kilometer of the Red Bull X-Alps, an 1138 km race without comparison.

For the world’s toughest adventure race, Red Bull X-Alps, the most rugged adventure watch is an essential companion for the athletes. With up to 120 hours of battery life, and tested to the extreme, the Suunto 9 is built for exactly this kind of epic undertaking.

To celebrate the sheer audacity of the race, Suunto is delighted to release 1138 pieces of the Red Bull X-Alps Limited Edition Suunto 9 Baro Titanium. Each piece features a red gasket and is numbered with a corresponding kilometer of the race in the titanium bezel. Fans of Red Bull X-Alps, thousands of whom stay glued to the race live online, can snap up their own piece of the action.

In Red Bull X-Alps, athletes from around the world pit themselves against wild mountain terrain and fierce winds as they race across the span of the European Alps by foot or paraglider. There is no room for weakness, no room for miscalculation. Often covering distances of 100 km per day, athletes combine skill and strategy to navigate the complex route, while overcoming injury and fatigue. Many will accept defeat and drop out, but a select few will persevere to reach the finish line.

Each of the 32 athletes will wear a Suunto 9 Baro while racing, helping them to stay on route, pace their efforts and remain locked in. Designed and built for the toughest conditions, the Suunto 9 is the perfect wingman for this race.

The special edition watch has a black textile quick release strap with the Red Bull X-Alps logo and Suunto Red Arrow printed on each side. An additional black silicone strap will come with each piece.

Suunto 9 Baro Titanium is a durable multisport GPS watch with 80 sport modes, intelligent battery modes and reminders, and start-of-the-art training guidance and summary displays. The 9 Baro offers barometric altitude, and safety information such as storm alarms, weather trends, sunrise and sunset times, all of which are especially important for Red Bull X-Alps athletes crossing alpine terrain.

The limited edition watch will be available on on May 16 and at select retailers starting May 23. RRP: 749€.


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