The Swiss watch maker Edox has released their new Edox Sea Dubai super limited edition (ref. 94003 357N NIN) watch commemorating success of the already famous Team Sea Dubai, one of the greatest surprises of the last year’s RC 44 Championship Tour elite sailing event.
Well, first things first. The word “Super” in the name of the timekeeper seems to be sort of deceptive since some persons clearly assume that it means a “Super Limited Edition” timekeeper. It’s not.
The Swiss-based watchmaking brand plans to limit the timekeeper’s total production to 244 individually numbered pieces. While being more “limited” than your average Breitling that often limits their limited editions to a thousand pieces or even more, this is indeed a small batch. However, there are still too many watches scheduled to be produced to imagine that it’s going to be a super-collectible item in any way: you’d just not see it as often at online auctions as some “limited edition” Navitimer, that’s all.
Based on the Grand Ocean Automatic series of watches, the new Edox Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition comes sporting the same huge 48.00 mm x 17.00 mm case in black PVD and polished stainless steel and features the same general design of its face.
Compared to the recent Edox Grand Ocean Automatic Chronograph I marine-themed watch and the rest of the series, the model is more legible, though.
Its black dial serves as a good background for the steel hour markers and its elegant hour and minute hands are now covered with enough luminescent substance to provide good reading even at poorest lighting conditions.
Powered by the Edox 94 mechanical caliber, which is actually a Soprod 9090 movement based on the ETA 2892/A2 ebauche, the watch also features a big date window at 12 o’clock, as well as a compass-styled power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.
As you can see, the latter has rather unusual indicator scale telling how many hours exactly (well, not exactly, but very close to) left before the mechanism will stop.
The solid case back of the ref. 94003 357N NIN features Grand Ocean’s trade mark illuminator-like cutout that provides a good look at the movement’s balance spring. Well, that’s a nice move for a watchmaker who wants to save a buck or two on skipping the decoration of the mass-produced movement.
Certainly a must have if you can afford paying €4430 for a watch of this class.
Since the timekeeper is supposed to be worn on a boat and features an impressive water resistance rating of 244 meters (so you can actually use it while diving or snorkeling,) it is supplied on a black rubber strap that nicely complements the PVD-treated black parts of the generously sized body of the new Edox Sea Dubai.
Build Quality: 5/5
Overall Legibility: 4.5/5
Nighttime Legibility: 4.5/5
Value for Money: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
See also: Edox Class 1 Ice Shark diving timekeeper
Edox Sea Dubai Super Limited Edition (ref. 94003 357N NIN) watch specification
Price range: €4430 (MSRP)
Movement: Caliber Edox 94 (base Soprod 9090), automatic, 28,800 vph, 28 jewels, Swiss Made
Complications: Date, power reserve
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel and PVD, solid case back with engraving and a cut-out
Case size: 48.00 mm
Case height: 17.00 mm
Water resistance: 244 meters
Strap: Black rubber