Edox isn’t our commonplace image here, at MONOCHROME. In any case, their most recent contribution is a beautiful cool piece. The new SkyDiver Military Limited Edition depends on a secret from 1973, when a rich Swiss colonel is reputed to have commissioned a clandestine limited-edition SkyDiver arrangement for tip top paratroopers under his command. Minimal more than outlines and the memories of a since quite a while ago resigned Edox watchmaker exist today, and it’s obscure if the beginnings of the original SkyDiver are reality or fiction. The most recent watch honors 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 abnormal to submarine 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 advancements for both stun and water obstruction, including a twofold caseback, uncommon defensive gaskets and concentrated twofold O-ring framework. The name “Edox” signifies “estimating of time” in old Greek.
The 42mm tempered steel instance of the Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition includes a coordinated crown watch, strong caseback and 2mm sapphire gem for amazing toughness ashore, air or ocean. A screw-down crown with twofold O-ring and steel caseback guarantee a 300-meter profundity rating for proficient jumping. A glossy silk green turning plunging bezel includes a definite 15-minute scale and brilliant marker.
The matte dark dial sports enormous, round radiant files (Super-LumiNova X1 with artificial patina) with wide stick files at 3, 6 and 9, and a reversed three-sided file at 12. The 3 o’clock list is somewhat hindered by a date window with dark print over white. Different text styles are utilized all through the dial, yet stay perfect and attentive regardless. Rolex-style “Mercedes” hands are loaded up with Super-LumiNova alongside the candy seconds hand. A definite moment track traverses the furthest perimeter.
The Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition is fueled 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 an exactness edge of 30 seconds-out of each day (steady with a Standard grade ETA type). The caseback doesn’t have a presentation window and is engraved with a parachute motif.
A hardened steel wristband comes standard on the Edox SkyDiver Military Limited Edition with a second water safe, vintage cowhide tie, all introduced in a custom calfskin pocket. The new arrangement is limited to 555 pieces to respect its baffling archetype and each watch is separately numbered on the caseback. A non-limited variation, the SkyDiver 70’s Date Automatic, is likewise accessible in numerous tones. The retail cost is EUR 1,290 with more data accessible at Edox’s site .