Jaeger-LeCoultre is putting its Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph to the test on the wrist of Greek motorbike racer Vasilis Orfanos during the world’s toughest and most demanding motorsports race: the Dakar Rally 2011. The race runs from January 1-16 in Argentina and Chile. The riders will cover a total of 9,500 kilometers across difficult terrain.
This is Vasilis Orfanos’ 5th participation in the Dakar Rally. In his first effort in 2003, he took 1st place in the 400cc category.
The Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 752 which is designed for extreme conditions and equipped with a patented shock absorber system protecting the self-winding chronograph movement from vibrations and jolts. The watch features an automatic chronograph combined with a world time function displaying simultaneously the time in the 24 different time zones. Dakar’s 16 days of heat, water, sand, shocks and vibration make it an excellent extreme laboratory for testing toughness.