Edox WRC Classic Chronograph Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Slick Dual-Register Chronographs for Life Off the Track

Edox Swiss WatchesThe World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series of multi-day motorsport races held in 13 countries, on four continents, over a single calendar year. Edox is the official timing partner of the WRC. The well-established partnership is based on a shared philosophy where precision, technical knowledge and reliability are paramount – principles that are valued by watchmakers and motorsport engineers alike.

Edox’s WRC Classic Chronograph collection is an off-track, thinner and more elegant version of the brand’s WRC Chronorally series, which features oversized aluminum pushers, tachymeters, rubber straps and other sporty details designed for rough race conditions. The WRC Classic Chronograph does away with these bold sport-centric elements in favor of a cleaner aesthetic, but it retains the chronograph complication that is at the heart of this race-inspired collection.

Edox WRC Classic
Chronograph 10101 3 NIN
Edox WRC Classic
Chronograph 10101 37J AID
Edox WRC Classic Chronograph 10101 3 NIN Edox WRC Classic Chronograph 10101 37J AID
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Unlike most modern chronographs, the WRC Classic Chronograph has a dual-register that offers a neater, more balanced dial than the ubiquitous triple-register chronograph. (The chronograph elapsed hours counter is the one omitted.) This dual-register configuration places the chronograph 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock and a continuous seconds counter at 3 o’clock. The sweeping chronograph seconds hand is centrally mounted.

The date window at 6 o’clock adds vertical balance to the dial, as does the text, all of which is centered vertically. The hands on the watch are lance-style with the exception of the central chronograph hand, which has an arrowhead; this complements the odd-hour markers that are represented by inward-pointing arrowheads. The even hours on the watch are marked by Arabic numerals.

Edox WRC Classic
Chronograph 10102 3 BUIN
Edox WRC Classic
Chronograph 10102 3 AIN
Edox WRC Classic Chronograph 10102 3 BUIN Edox WRC Classic Chronograph 10102 3 AIN
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WRC Classic Chronograph cases are 42 mm in diameter and made of stainless steel; gold-colored models are coated with PVD. The height of the case is just below 10 mm, meaning the watch is shirt friendly.

On the crown side of the case, a sleek design blends the chronograph pushers and crown guards for a near-seamless look. The chronograph pushers are atypically low-profile, slightly curved and inset, so they protrude just past the crown guards. This has the effect of smoothing the appearance so no one element sticks out. The crown itself screws down and the crystal is sapphire, helping ensure the watch’s water resistance to a depth of 165 feet.

A dependable Swiss made quartz movement keeps the WRC Classic Chronograph motoring. The collection has four dial versions: silver-tone markers on a white, blue or black dial, or gold-tone markers on a white dial. Each of these is available on either a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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