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EPMartin is one of those timepiece brands you wish you knew about sooner. The guys behind EPMartin have the chops to call themselves true watch designers (Nike expatriates) and their designs, think rugged luxury, are razor sharp with just the right amount of distinct detail.

h20africa.jpgBetter, and perhaps more importantly, the Limited Edition Sahara Chronograph celebrates the achievement of Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin. Three guys that ran for H2O Africa. If you haven’t heard of H2O Africa, they are an organization that’s saved millions of lives bringing clean water to the oft forgotten continent. The sheer willpower to have run 4,620 miles across the Sahara Desert from Senegal to Egypt in 111 days. An achivement of endurance and will is the least that can be said to describe this feat. Their full story can be read here.

If the aesthetics and build of the Sahara RTS don’t make their own case for your hard earned dollars then knowing that a large portion of the purchase price ($500 to be exact) goes directly to H2O Africa should.

This Sahara RTS Chronograph comes equipped with an ETA Swiss chronograph movement, Italian leather strap, a second Nylon expedition strap, custom strap replacement tools, and limited edition leather case.

Other features and additional image after the jump.

What this means to you: More than just a elevated and inspired timepiece… it’s a cause worthy of your money and mind.

$1295 @ EPMartin USA

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  • Limited build of only 111 units (number on backplate)
  • ETA 251.471 Swiss movement
  • 44mm ion-plated CNC stainless steel case
  • Socket-head screw strap attachment
  • Italian leather strap with Nubuck backing
  • Nylon expedition strap (Velcro closure)
  • Luminescent markings (hour & minute hand; hour ticks)
  • Removable crystal guard
  • K1 mineral crystal
  • Enamel insert crown
  • Knurled pushers
  • 200 meter H20 resistance
  • 2 year international warranty

[ EPMartin Sahara Shadow pictured ]