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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Edox Named Official Timekeeper of the Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series


by John Sealander  

Edox Goes to Extremes to Perfect the Seagoing Timepiece

Edox Swiss WatchesThe Edox name has been linked to water sports ever since the 1961 launch of their groundbreaking Delfin automatic watch. This durable design featured a patented double shock protection system and double crown gaskets that was water resistant to 670 feet. This remarkable timepiece was followed by the Edox Hydrosub in 1965, which was water resistant to an amazing 1640 feet.

From the popular Grand Ocean Collection to Christian Redl’s special Iceshark III, Edox has demonstrated a unique affinity for the water. With almost 130 years of experience in the art of watchmaking, Edox has become an expert at adapting their unsurpassed timekeeping expertise to the needs of sailors and sportsmen.

Edox Official Timekeeper of Extreme Sailing SeriesIn celebration of their new alliance with the prestigious Extreme Sailing Series, Edox is launching a special limited edition Grand Ocean timepiece to commemorate the Stadium Sailing format of the Extreme Sailing Series. “Precision timing is crucial to running a successful race, since all the action takes place very close to shore” says Remi Duchemin, CEO of the Extreme Sailing Series. “We are thrilled to be working with Edox to promote our shared values of technology, engineering, quality and excellence.”

Edox Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition
Edox Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition
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The new Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition features a spectacular 48 mm 316L stainless steel case with a specially designed engraving on the caseback in celebration of the Edox partnership with the Extreme Sailing Series. This impressive automatic chronograph is powered by a precision Swiss made ETA 2892-A2 mechanical movement and is water resistant to 900 feet. The uncluttered, extremely legible chronograph dial has been designed to be easily read during the difficult conditions faced by sailors in open water. The intense, short races that are characteristic of Extreme Sailing events can be easily and reliably timed with this dependable watch. The timepiece features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and has been fitted with a dramatic, structured black rubber strap.

Edox continues to go to extremes to set new standards for innovation and excellence. Although the new Grand Ocean Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition was designed for professional sailors, you don’t have to race in the Extreme Sailing Series to own one. If you’d like to see one of these big, bold masterpieces on your own wrist, we urge you to contact an authorized Edox dealer immediately and reserve your Extreme Sailing Series Special Edition while supplies last.

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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Edox Goes To Hollywood

Looper


by John Sealander  

Is it any surprise that the best time travel movie of 2012
turned to Edox for the film’s signature timepieces?

Edox Swiss WatchesLooper, a new movie set in the year 2074, depicts a future world where time travel has been invented but immediately outlawed. As is often the case with outlawed practices, it is the outlaws themselves who end up using time travel for their own purposes. To dispose of bodies secretly, crime bosses sent their victims into the past, where hired guns, called “Loopers” dispose of them.

In this well-received action thriller, many of the cast are seen wearing Edox watches. The producers of Looper felt that Edox brought just the right look to their futuristic film. Adam Boyer, who plays Tye in the movie, is seen sporting a spectacular Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph. Garrett Dillahunt, who plays Jesse, wears a similar Classe Royale Chronograph with a Day/Date indicator at three o’clock and a black rubber strap. Kevin Stillwell, as a hired gunman, sports the GMT version of this striking square face timepiece.

Looper Actors Wearing Their Edox Classe Royale Timepieces

Adam Boyer Garret Dillahunt Kevin Stillwell
Adam Boyer Garret Dillahunt Kevin Stillwell
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With their dramatic futuristic looks, the boldly styled, 40 mm Classe Royale Collection adds a touch of authenticity to this science fiction thriller. In the past, or in the future, there is no mistaking what time it is with one of these bad boys on your wrist.

Looper wasn’t the only Hollywood production that has turned to Edox for answers. The producers of Community, a popular television comedy series set at a fictional community college, also contacted Edox recently. Six Edox watches have already left Switzerland and are on their way to the show for use in future episodes.

Time and time again, Edox has been contacted by producers and directors of Hollywood movies and television series to procure distinctive watches for their productions. Edox timepieces have a reputation for their unique designs and producers know they will add to the look they are trying to achieve. You don’t have to be an actor, a producer or a racing driver to appreciate Edox’s signature style and quality however. All you have to do is go to your nearest authorized Edox dealer and ask to see your favorite collection.

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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Edox Swiss Watches Top-Tier Models on ShopHQ Monday August 13


by John Sealander  

If You’ve Been Waiting for a Great Deal on a
Luxury Edox Timepiece, Your Wait is Almost Over

Edox Swiss WatchesDo you love Edox watches? Then set your calendars for Monday, August 13. Starting at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific), both on TV and streaming online, the popular ShopHQ shopping channel will be airing a very special one hour Edox event. Co-hosts Kendy Kloepfer and Steven Jay will be featuring unbelievable deals on some of Edox’s most technically advanced and popular models. If you’ve always wanted an Ice Shark, an Iceman, a Chronorally, or even an exclusive Les Vauberts Open Heart, this is perhaps the best opportunity you will ever have to obtain one of these fabulous timepieces.

Every time that watches of this quality have been featured on ShopHQ, the collections sold out quickly. That’s why you’ll want to be among first callers to take advantage of the amazing collection of precision timepieces that Steven Jay from Gevril Group will be offering for sale during this exclusive shopping event. Edox has never offered top-tier models like these for sale on ShopHQ before, and they may never offer these particular models again. So, don’t miss this opportunity to obtain the watch of your dreams at a price you never thought was possible.

ShopHQ Host Kendy Kloepfer Gevril Group’s Steven Jay
Kendy Kloepfer Steven Jay

If you aren’t already familiar with Edox timepieces, you’ll want to take this opportunity to get to know them better. Hosts Kendy Kloepfer and Steven Jay will show you why the amazing Edox Ice Shark III has become a favorite of world champion diver Christian Redl. With a precision Edox movement and a case that is water resistant to an amazing 3300 feet, this is a watch that will never let you down.

If your interests don’t lie under the sea, you might appreciate the technically advanced Edox Chronorally model. With its unique retrograde subdials and oversize driver’s style pushers, this precision chronograph is like no other. Anyone who appreciates the art of watchmaking will love the Edox Les Vauberts Open Heart model. This elegant mechanical timepiece showcases the beating heart of the watch in a beautiful V-shaped window on the watch’s dial.

These Edox masterpieces are only a few of the surprises you see on ShopHQ’s August 13 Edox event. Remember that the show begins at 8pm Eastern time (5pm Pacific). Make plans to tune-in now, because when Kendy Kloepfer and Steven Jay start talking about watches, you’re going to want to join the conversation.

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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Edox Iceman II Limited Edition Le ‘Gokyo’ Dive Watch

Free Diver Christian Redl


by John Sealander  

When Christian Redl attempts a world record ice dive at an altitude of over 15,000 feet, he’ll be wearing one of very few timepieces up to the challenge: the Edox Iceman II.

Edox Swiss WatchesExtreme freediver Christian Redl currently holds the world record for diving under the ice. This demanding sport tests the limits of human endurance with brutally cold water and limited visibility. This October, Christian will take ice diving to a whole new level when he attempts a record breaking dive at the world’s highest freshwater lake system: the sacred Gokyo Lakes in Nepal.

These six lakes are located at altitudes between 15,400 and 16,900 feet and are 203 feet deep. Like everything in the Himalayas, the diving conditions will be extreme. Just getting to the lakes will be a gigantic challenge. In addition to the cold, wind, and snow, Christian Redl will be breathing air that contains only 14% oxygen.

Christian Redl in the Elements A Gokyo Lake
Christian Redl in the Elements A Gokyo Lake

Under conditions like these, Christian will need all the help he can get, including a technically advanced watch that will provide the accuracy and reliability he needs. It’s not surprising that Christian Redl has chosen the Edox Iceman II Limited Edition for his record-breaking attempt.

The Iceman II Limited Edition is an amazing timepiece. In recognition of the 203 foot depth of the Gokyo Lakes, only 203 pieces of this superb diving tool will ever be produced. The 45mm Iceman II Limited Edition features a durable 316L stainless steel case that has received a special black PVD coating to provide the best possible contrast with the bright red numerals and indices.

Edox Iceman II
Edox Iceman II
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The unique combination of a left hand crown and pushers, an easy-to-read “two eye” chronograph configuration, and an extremely high visibility dial, make this watch an ideal companion for Christian Redl on his record breaking attempt. With a case that is water resistant to 3,000 feet, a scratch proof and glare proof sapphire crystal, a trouble-free Edox 103 quartz movement, and a comfortable structured black rubber strap, Christian is free to concentrate on his dive. His watch will take care of itself.

Edox stands behind Christian Redl as he prepares for this impressive and fascinating world record attempt. If you appreciate fine timepieces, you can show your support by wearing one of the 203 available Iceman II Limited Edition timepieces on your own wrist. Even if you never get beyond the shallow waters, you will have the security of knowing that you have exactly the same watch that Christian Redl will be wearing on his record setting dive. To reserve your own Iceman II Limited Edition Chronograph, contact an authorized Edox dealer immediately.

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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New Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady Debuts at Baselworld 2012


by Adrian Herscovici  

From the Category of “Modern Essentials” Comes
the Edox Chronolady

Edox Swiss WatchesAn Edox Grand Ocean chronograph is instantly recognizable with its triple-lug design and rubber strap, bezel flutings and embossed wind rose on the dial. In March, Edox introduced a new Grand Ocean chronograph at Baselworld 2012 designed specifically for women: the Grand Ocean Chronolady.

Like other Grand Ocean chronographs, the feminine silhouette of the Chronolady is equally unmistakable. The color of the dial is a soft snow-white accentuated by silvered hands and indices, and the ultra-feminine white rubber strap mounts smartly to the case composed of both brushed and polished stainless steel. The result is pure sport elegance.

Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady – Dial View
Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady Introduced at Baselworld 2012 - 10410 3 AIN Front View
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Even with the chronograph counters, the dial is well-ordered. Other than white and black, the only hint of color is a spot of red on the tip of the perpetual seconds hand. The silvered hands are coated with luminous paint and small luminous dots appear on the hours. Fine touches include small fillets that accent the hands of the chronograph counters and the silvered frame that outlines the date.

Comfort is essential to the Chronolady’s allure. The white rubber strap is soft and pliable, the stainless steel double-folding clasp allows for quick sizing adjustments, and two keepers ensure the tail of the strap remains snug and secure for a seamless fit.

The caseback of the Chronolady reveals another detail – an engraved planisphere – that is shared by all Grand Ocean watches. The planisphere is Edox’s traditional way of connecting its Grand Ocean watches to water sports such as yacht racing by alluding to the world’s navigable oceans and waterways on a map. The planisphere depicts the primary continents (excluding the Poles) with the land areas engraved with a grid pattern and the water areas represented by smooth, polished steel.

Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady – Planisphere Caseback View
Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady Introduced at Baselworld 2012 - 10410 3 AIN Back View
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The Grand Ocean Chronolady contains a Ronda 5040.B movement for the best in Swiss accuracy, and six screws keep the caseback fastened and help ensure the watch’s water resistance to 330 feet.

The Edox Chronolady is an essential addition to a modern woman’s watch collection with its stylish and versatile design, founded on traditional notes and refreshed with contemporary flair. Wear it for any leisurely pursuit or dress it up for more elegant affairs, the sporting spirit and élan of the Chronolady always shine through.

The new Edox Grand Ocean Chronolady will soon be made available through your authorized Edox dealer.

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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