Although powered by an average (but still Swiss made!) quartz chronograph movement, the new Edox WRC X-Treme Pilot III Limited Edition watch easily takes the top spot in my personal The Next Sporty Chrono short list.
Created with car enthusiasts in mind, the new watch comes in a trendy titanium case with a black PVD numbering plaque on one of its sides.
Visually massive, yet feather-light, the case measures whole 45 millimeters in diameter and 13.80 millimeters in height. A watch of gargantuan proportions: just what a modern consumer wants.
Of course, there was no need for such a huge case: the Ronda 5021.D quartz movement, which the Edox 103 caliber is based on, is only 28.2 mm in diameter and less than 5.5 mm in height. There must be a plenty of empty space inside this black-green monster.
However, with such a huge body the watch creates a sense of presence that you can feel just by looking at the promo photo.
Of course, with its satin-finished titanium and black carbon fiber on the dial the new Edox WRC X-Treme Pilot III Limited Edition might have looked rather dull.
However, thanks to touches of electric green both on the dial (the chronograph hands, the numerals on the date disk and the name of the model) as well as on the case (one of the chronograph push-pieces, which is designed to be easily operated with the right thumb,) it actually looks as cheerful as a guy that just took the podium for the first time.
Edox WRC X-Treme Pilot III Limited Edition quartz chronograph watch specification
Price: €1890 (MSRP)
Movement: Quartz, Caliber Edox 103 (base Ronda 5021.D), Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Power reserve: More than 4 years
Case material: Titanium
Bezel material: Titanium, black PVD
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 45.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Case height: 13.80 mm
Dial: Black carbon fiber
Hands: Steel (white and green)
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber strap, tire tread pattern, titanium clasp with engraved Edox logo
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Solid