Edox Ladies 26022 3 NAIN Classe Royale Ultra Slim


by Adrian Herscovici  

Ultra Slim and Super Stylish

Edox Swiss WatchesLike other watches in the Edox Yachting Spirit Collection, the Women’s Classe Royale Ultra Slim features a multi-part case construction, which is quickly discernible by the two-tone bezel composed of brushed and polished steel.

Indeed, the watchmakers at Edox know that good design is not something that comes together haphazardly and that details cannot be left to chance. The elements chosen in the design of the Classe Royale Ultra Slim are expertly married to enhance the watch’s composition, stylishness and exclusivity.

This case width, for example, is a pleasing 32 mm, but it is the watch’s thinness that even the most discreet or particular woman will appreciate. The Classe Royale Ultra Slim is a mere 5 mm thick, hence the name. This low profile is not only practical for daily wear, it makes for an easy transition to more formal wear when an evening out is in store.

Edox Ladies 26022 3 NAIN Classe Royale Ultra Slim
Edox Ladies 26022 3 NAIN Classe Royale Ultra Slim
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The dial is well conceived. The solid white background of the central rectangular space makes it easy to read the time: the hour hand is completely inside the white space while the minute hand extends slightly outside of it overlapping the hour and minute markers. The date window sits neatly at 6 o’clock. Outside of the white central rectangle are elongated hour and minute markers that extend from the edge of the rectangle to the bezel. The overall effect is that of a starburst, which is superbly integrated into the construction of the multi-part bezel. A large Roman numeral 12 marker acts as the focal point of the dial and its stretched appearance is cohesive with the energetic tone of the design.

Choosing the right strap for such a thin watch is essential. Edox selects white calfskin and a pin buckle, which not only matches the dial, but enhances the watch’s lively vibe, too. The buckle and strap are initialized with the Edox name, which is also engraved in the solid caseback.

The fluted and initialized crown, with the Edox hourglass logo on a black surface, is suitably petite to match the thinness of the case. A stainless steel case and antireflective sapphire crystal keep the thin Swiss made quartz movement in this timekeeper water resistant to 99 feet.

Edox Ladies 26022 3 NAIN Classe Royale Ultra Slim

List Price: $1,575

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Precise Swiss made quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 32 mm, thickness 5 mm
  • Sophisticated white dial, silver tone indices, date window
  • Multi-part case construction, stationary two-tone stainless steel bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • White calfskin strap, width 19 mm, pin buckle
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Looking for good form and style in a case that is far from run-of-the-mill? Look no further – these are hallmarks of the Women’s Classe Royale Ultra Slim by Edox.

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 Mens 85007 3 AIN Classe Royale Open Heart Automatic


by Adrian Herscovici  

A Stately Ticker With an Open Heart

Edox Swiss WatchesSquare and rectangular watches have been around for decades, yet they continue to captivate watch lovers with their pleasing discordance; that is to say, the round nature of an analog clock does not intuitively fit into a square space and thus creates an unusual juxtaposition. But when the details and proportions are aligned just right, as they are with the Classe Royale Men’s Open Heart Automatic by Edox, the reward is a design that is both uncommon and abundantly appealing.

Classe Royale models are part of Edox’s Yachting Spirit Collection, a theme that conveys the stately and nautical qualities of sailing. The men’s automatic shown here features elements that speak to these values.

The case construction is a real stand-out: the complex, multi-part 40 mm stainless steel case instantly identifies the watch as an Edox. The crystal is made of sapphire and the two-tone bezel finish, made up of brushed and polished steel, demonstrates watchmaking sophistication. Long, gently angled crown protectors flank the fluted crown, which is initialized with the Edox hourglass logo on a black surface.

Edox Mens 85007 3 AIN Classe Royale Open Heart Automatic
Edox Mens 85007 3 AIN Classe Royale Open Heart Automatic
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Another outstanding design element of this Classe Royale model is the way in which Edox unites the dial and case using the hour indices, which all intersect the circular minute track at one end and extend out to the flange, where, their shape is echoed in the brushed-steel sections of the bezel. The dial’s silver surface features a sunburst pattern and stylized Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. The centrally mounted hands are partially skeletonized and coated with luminescent paint, as are the hour indices. Silver and black accents complete the dynamic look.

Even with these details, the highlight of this Classe Royale is the presentation of the movement from both the front and back. On the dial side, a circular aperture (called the “open heart”) reveals the watch’s balance: visible are the balance wheel and spring, the large central jewel of the shock absorber and a glimpse of the escapement – the marvelous combination of parts that manage energy output and keep time. On the caseback, a second window offers a glimpse of the customized rotor and other components. The movement on display is an ETA 2824, one of the workhorses in the ETA stable.

From a watersports point of view, the Classe Royale offers water resistance to 165 feet. The watch is mounted on a fitted black rubber strap that is completed by a well-designed double-folding clasp.

Edox Mens 85007 3 AIN Classe Royale Open Heart Automatic

List Price: $2,450

Key features:

  • ETA 2824 Swiss automatic movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 12 mm
  • Silver sunburst dial, window reveals the balance of the watch movement
  • Multi-part case construction, stationary two-tone stainless steel bezel
  • Caseback window reveals additional aspects of the watch movement
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black rubber band, width 23 mm, fold over clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

The Classe Royale Men’s Open Heart Automatic offers exceptional value for those with a taste for the avant-garde, and for anyone who appreciates seeing the vital components that make a watch tick.

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 Mens 10013 357N NIN Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph


by John Sealander  

You Don’t Have to Own a Yacht to Wear the Edox Classe
Royale Chronograph, But People Might Think You Do

Edox Swiss WatchesThe Edox Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph is simply spectacular. With its oversize, 40 mm square case and bold black and silver motif, this is definitely a timepiece that commands attention. The strikingly attractive appearance of the Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph is one reason this watch was featured prominently in Looper, the new science fiction action film by Rian Johnson.

The Classe Royale sets itself apart from the crowd with a unique multi-part case construction and two-tone bezel. This stylishly functional chronograph features three well-placed sub-dials for timing virtually any event. Partially skeletonized luminous hands ensure that all dials can be easily read at any position and an extra-large date indicator at twelve o’clock makes the date readily available even under poor lighting conditions.

Edox Mens 10013 357N NIN Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph
Edox Mens 10013 357N NIN Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph
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With styling reminiscent of classic yachting designs, the Edox Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph will add a touch of class to any wrist. This is no ordinary yachting watch however. From the stylish rectangular stainless steel pushers flanking the crown, to the raised indices radiating outward towards a corresponding two-tone bezel, this is a chronograph for the 21st century.

The Edox Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and has been equipped with a stylish black rubber strap. This dependable timepiece is water resistant to 165 feet and comes with an Edox 2-year warranty.

Edox Mens 10013 357N NIN Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph

List Price: $2,225

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Precise Swiss made Ronda 5040.B quartz movement
  • Chronograph function
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 12.6 mm
  • Black dial, extra-large date window at twelve o’clock, luminous hands
  • Multi-part case construction, stationary stainless steel two-tone bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black rubber band, width 23 mm, fold over clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


For over 125 years Edox has been producing precision Swiss made timepieces that continue to set new standards for innovation and excellence. This passion for perfection has already caught the attention of the sports world and of Hollywood. With eye-catching designs like the Edox Classe Royale Big Date Chronograph, there’s a good chance that Edox will catch your attention as well. To put one of these spectacular chronographs on your own wrist, contact an authorized Edox dealer today.

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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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Claude Bernard Mens 01002 3 BRIN Classic Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

The Melding of Classic and Contemporary

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesThere is distinctive charm in wearing a watch made by a relatively unfamiliar brand, especially when that brand has the cachet of a headquarters and workshop high in the famous Jura Mountains watchmaking region of Switzerland, and a commitment to making “Swiss Made” watches.

Claude Bernard is such a brand, and its Classic Chronograph model is an excellent example of what the brand does so well – meld classic with contemporary. The overall look of the Classic Chronograph hints at a 1960s sport watch with one exception, the size. The round stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter, or what may be deemed as the modern standard for men’s watches. But the uncomplicated curved lugs, small capped chronograph pushers and knurled crown all echo a classic look and feel.

Rather than contrasting colors, this model of the Classic Chronograph showcases contrasting textures. The brown dial combines three traditional surfaces to achieve an understated, modern look. The first texture is a circular grain used on the sub-dials; the second is Geneva stripes, which adorns the inner area of the dial, and third; a sunburst pattern highlights the surface of the outer dial, over which the hour markers are applied and the seconds indicators are printed. The flange (between the dial and the bezel) features a tachymeter for measuring elapsed time – another quintessential chronograph feature.

Claude Bernard Mens 01002 3 BRIN Classic Chronograph
Claude Bernard Mens 01002 3 BRIN Classic Chronograph
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The Classic Chronograph uses a conventional three sub-dial layout: the chronograph sub-dials are side-by-side with the 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock and a tenths-of-a-second counter at 2 o’clock. The sub-dial positioned at 6 o’clock tracks perpetual seconds, while a long central seconds hand tracks elapsed seconds for the chronograph.

The “lance” style design of the hour, minute and sub-dial hands adds yet another touch of elegance and juxtaposes the contemporary appeal of the open date window, which reveals three numbers on the date wheel (an arrow points to the current date).

A solid caseback features the Claude Bernard logo. The dial is covered by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The watch is water resistant to 165 feet, which helps to protect the reliable ETA quartz movement inside. A croc-patterned brown leather strap gives the Classic Chronograph a dressy finish, as does the traditional tang buckle.

Claude Bernard Mens 01002 3 BRIN Classic Chronograph

List Price: $525

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Precise ETA quartz movement
  • Chronograph function
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, thickness 10.5 mm
  • Textured brown dial, open date window, tachymeter
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Croc-patterned brown leather strap, width 21 mm, tang buckle
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

The overall look of the Classic Chronograph conveys an elegance that does not belie its sporty roots. Contact an authorized Claude Bernard dealer today for information about availability and go try one on – if the brown dial doesn’t get you, the black or white dial will.

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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