Edox isn’t our ordinary image here, at MONOCHROME. All things considered, their most recent offering is a lovely cool piece. The new SkyDiver Military Limited Edition depends on a secret from 1973, when an affluent Swiss colonel is reputed to have commissioned a clandestine limited-edition SkyDiver arrangement for world class paratroopers under his command. Minimal more than portrays and the memories of a since a long time ago resigned Edox watchmaker exist today, and it’s obscure if the starting points of the original SkyDiver are actuality or fiction. The most recent watch gives recognition to both the company’s 135-year history and stories of this slippery military edition. How about we take a nearer look.
Founded in 1884, Edox is no more interesting to sub watches. In 1961, they licensed a crown with twofold gasket for improved water obstruction. The Delfin watch dispatched in the very year with a few developments for both stun and water opposition, including a twofold caseback, exceptional defensive gaskets and concentrated twofold O-ring framework. The name “Edox” signifies “estimating of time” in antiquated Greek.
The 42mm tempered steel instance of the Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition includes an incorporated crown watch, strong caseback and 2mm sapphire gem for amazing sturdiness ashore, air or ocean. A screw-down crown with twofold O-ring and steel caseback guarantee a 300-meter profundity rating for professional jumping. A silk green pivoting jumping bezel includes a point by point 15-minute scale and radiant marker.
The matte dark dial sports huge, round brilliant lists (Super-LumiNova X1 with false patina) with wide stick files at 3, 6 and 9, and an upset three-sided list at 12. The 3 o’clock list is mostly hindered by a date window with dark print over white. Various textual styles are utilized all through the dial, yet stay spotless and tactful nonetheless. Rolex-style “Mercedes” hands are loaded up with Super-LumiNova alongside the candy seconds hand. A point by point minute track traverses the peripheral perimeter.
The Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition is controlled by the Caliber 80 (ETA 2824 or Sellita SW200 base) with 25 gems, 28,800vph (4Hz) and a 38-hour power hold. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date with a precision edge of 30 seconds-of the day (steady with a Standard grade ETA type). The caseback doesn’t have a presentation window and is engraved with a parachute motif.
A tempered steel wristband comes standard on the Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition with a second water safe, vintage leather lash, all introduced in a custom leather pocket. The new arrangement is limited to 555 pieces to respect its secretive archetype and each watch is exclusively numbered on the caseback. A non-limited variation, the SkyDiver 70’s Date Automatic, is likewise accessible in various tones. The retail cost is EUR 1,290 with more data accessible at Edox’s site .