Reaching New Depths with the Edox Grand Ocean Chronodiver
The Grand Ocean Collection by Edox is geared toward oceangoing sports such as yacht racing and features watches imbued with maritime sensibilities. It is fitting, then, that Edox announced the addition of a diver’s watch to the Grand Ocean Collection at Baselworld 2012. The men’s Grand Ocean Chronodiver is a sport chronograph built for aquatics with a 42 mm case construction that provides water resistance to a depth of 820 feet, and a precise Ronda 5040.B analog quartz chronograph movement that provides power.
|Edox Grand Ocean Chronodiver|
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The Chronodiver retains those classic details that have come to characterize Grand Ocean watches including the triple lug, fluted chrono pushers and crown, as well as the embossed wind rose centered on the dial. Several new design elements, however, set the Chronodiver apart from its predecessors.
Most notable of these elements is the unidirectional diving bezel made from stainless steel and smooth rubber. The bezel is easy to grasp and has a contemporary appearance, with customary indices and numerals appearing at five-minute intervals to allow a diver to track elapsed time. Stylish and practical, the combination of materials balances the overall design by uniting the black PVD-coated steel case, black rubber strap, ebony-black dial and luminescent silvered indices and hands. The dial also features raised rings encircling the counters and a large-date function at 12 o’clock that offers exceptional functionality for day-to-day wear. An anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal ensures these attributes always appear sharp.
Exclusive to the Chronodiver is an updated planisphere engraved on the back of the case. While planispheres are common to all Grand Ocean watches, the one on the Chronodiver is different in that it provides a view from the North Pole, which is like looking at the world from the top of a globe. The areas of land have a slightly different engraving surface than the areas of water for additional texture.
To complement Edox’s exceptional rubber strap, the Grand Ocean Chronodiver features a double-folding clasp, the outside of which is in the shape of a ship’s porthole with the Edox hourglass logo centered in the middle.
The Grand Ocean Chronodiver represents the best in Edox design, maintaining the collection’s renowned DNA but extending its reach well below the earth’s surface.
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