For this new self-winding Skydiver Date 80126-3VIN-GDN, Edox used an undisclosed manufacturing process that gave the watch an interesting “Aged Steel” (this is literally how they call it) look. Even though the caliber inside the Skydiver is simple and, well, nonspecific, the vintage-styled watch still deserves some attention.
Whole 46 millimeters in diameter, the Edox Geoscope GMT (ref. 07002 3 C1) is designed with heroically proportioned people in mind. On the other hand (no pun intended), the timekeeper doesn’t make an impression of a watch whose single purpose is to look big. In fact, its massiveness stems from its function: there is a dial that needs to be large to ensure adequate legibility and so there is a large case to house it. That’s probably the main reason why it doesn’t look stupid: its form follows function.
Edox has recently expanded its Grand Ocean collection with a new Extreme Sailing Series special edition model. Featuring the same basic styling as other chronographs in the family, the 2013 Edox Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition (ref. 45004 357B BUIN) is available in three versions: black, blue, don’t look now, pink PVD.
Being an official sponsor of the Dakar rally, Edox never misses the opportunity to introduce limited editions that bear the event’s logo. Last year, they offered 500 pieces of the sporty Edox Dakar Limited Edition three-hander and now they are prepared to start selling their new Edox Chronodakar Chronograph (ref. 10305 37N1 NRO) that, too, is offered as a strictly limited edition model.
The new Edox Dakar Limited Edition (ref. 64009 3 NIN2) comes in a sporty, well-proportioned case and features an easily readable face with a carbon fiber dial. What else do you need from a watch devoted to the roaring world of extreme motoring?
If you for some reason loved the appearance of the 2011 limited-edition WRC X-Treme Pilot III chronograph, but hated it for its cheap quartz movement, the new Edox X-treme Pilot II Limited Edition (ref. 30001 TIN NIN) may be the answer to your woes.