Edox: The Class-1 Powerboat watch
by Timepiece Atelier on Sept 7th, 2021
The famous Powerboat Class-1 races, the Formula 1 of the seas, belong to the world of the thrilling spectacle, and give rise to adrenaline rushes, even in the hearts of the most devoted fans. Inspired by this powerboat race, the Edox CO-1 collection is undoubtedly amongst the most legendary of the Edox collections and attracts a loyal clientele that finds a kindred spirit in this extraordinary watch.
The Edox CO-1 collection was dedicated to Pal Virik Nilsen, an offshore powerboat racer. Thus, it was designed to be precise, sporty and with the ability to withstand the harsh conditions the racer must endure in a power boat race.
To meet the very demanding and high standards, the models are all polished and built according to the racers needs. It has a distinctive, sturdy and sharply contoured case featuring a high-quality black ceramic bezel set against a stainless steel, black-IP or rose gold-IP case. The scratch resistant ceramic bezel and sapphire glass ensures that legibility is always clear for precise timing.
Made of stainless steel case, the Edox CO-1 also features a case back carved with the distinctive emblem that pays homage for this collection- a propeller that powers these super-boats.
The Edox CO-1 Powerboat GMT Worldtimer exudes authority and functionality. The colourful inner ring on the dial highlights the 24-hour markers for the second time zone and features a distinctive red GMT hand. The colours used in the collection have a playful resemblance to the colours used on the bodies of powerboats, bringing vibrancy to the race as well as to the watch. The centre dials resemble radars in the Class-1 powerboats, evoking an authoritative air of control that exudes masculinity and athleticism.
The look and feel of the watch is a testament to masculinity and strength. This resonates with the design and construction process of any Class-1 power boat. The automatic helium valve and screw-down crown guarantee water-resistance of up to 300 metres (900 feet). All Edox timepieces are made to be watertight to ensure that timekeeping is never compromised during this adrenaline pumping race on the water.
Edox pays homage to the Powerboat Class-1 World Championships.
Bezel: Diving bezel
Panel Cover: Sapphire crystal
Crown: Screw-down crown
Water resistance: Up to 30 meters
Materials: Stainless steel and PVD
Case diameter: 43mm
Warranty: 2 years international warranty
The Edox Class-1 GMT Worldtimer features a distinctive red or blue GMT hand. This dual time timepiece is perfect for the high-flying jetsetter who travels around the world for this spectator sport.