The Swiss brand, which is mostly known for their flashy, yet affordable mechanical and quartz timepieces, has recently started selling the new self-winding Edox Cape Horn 5 Minute Repeater Skeleton (ref. 87003 3 AID).
Even despite the gadget being powered by an average (but, hey, it is still a Swiss made job!) quartz chronograph movement made by Ronda, the new Edox WRC X-Treme Pilot III Limited Edition easily takes the top spot in my personal The Next Sporty Chronograph short list for this year.
Presented in 2010, the then-new Edox WRC Chronorally (ref. 36001 3 NIN) was one of the first chronographs powered by Soprod‘s new Calibre 16 TwinMotion quartz movement. While still needing some time to prove its advertised reliability and build quality, the mechanism still looks interesting with its overwhelming choice of functions and higher than average precision.
The new Edox Grand Ocean Automatic Chronograph I (ref. 01201-357RN-NIR) may look a bit cheesy with its gold-plating and the choice of relatively inexpensive self-winding movement, yet it looks almost like the next best thing for a person who can’t afford something like an Ulysse Nardin Monaco diver.