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With its original CO-1 timepieces, boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox created a highly accurate, reliable, rugged and stylish sports watch which matched perfectly the needs of champion offshore powerboat racer Pal Virik Nilsen.
The Norwegian competes in a high-octane sport where split-second decision making is critical as he pilots powerboats at close to 200km/h. The sport puts man, machine – and watch – to the ultimate test, which is why the CO-1 needed to be superbly engineered to meet Pal Virik Nilsen’s exacting demands.
Pal Virik Nilsen says he and Edox share three key elements in being leaders in their field: a clear strategy, reliability and total concentration at the task in hand.
Now the Jura-based Edox has released not one, nor two, but 15 stunning new timepieces in its Chronoffshore-1 collection.
Packed with features and engineering smarts (ceramic bezels, solid stainless steel cases and rubber straps), the CO-1 models include variants with mechanical and quartz movements. Several, with 45mm diameter cases, feature chronograph functionality. There are 43mm three-hand variants plus 38mm women’s models, but which pack just as much punch as those aimed at men.
Depending on the model, the CO-1 timepieces are water-resistant to either 500m or 300m.
Variants include a dazzling blue dial framed against a black/grey ceramic rotating bezel to an ice-cool all-white model on white rubber strap, a black-and-gold beauty with striking “honeycomb” patterned dial and much, much more.
Forged from the DNA of watches designed to withstand the rigours of offshore powerboat racing, the world’s toughest water sport, boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox introduces a new range of CO-1 timepieces.The powerful, clean lines of the 45mm CO-1 Chronograph Automatic perfectly complement a sports watch that is rugged, reliable, affordable and packed full of functionality.
Powered by an ultra-reliable automatic chronograph movement, the watch features a striking ceramic bezel that frames a “chequerboard” patterned dial.
With hours, minutes and seconds chronograph sub-dials, day-date display and a red inner tachymeter scale, it’s the perfect timekeeping companion for those who want a lot of functionality in a watch but with a design that’s modern, cool and uncluttered.
The strong steel case, thick sapphire glass and brilliant water resistance (500m) make the Chronograph Automatic an exceptional timepiece for those who love to get out on the water, be it sailing or – like Edox partner Pal Virik Nilsen – in the high adrenaline world of offshore powerboat racing.
The Norwegian powerboat champion has been a long-time Edox fan and will wear a CO-1 while competing in the world XCAT series – and when you’re on the water hitting speeds of 190kmh precision timing is a must when races are decided in split-seconds.
The distinctive propeller design on the caseback and natural rubber strap add to the nautical feel of the CO-1 Chronograph Automatic and bear testament to Edox’s long association in producing technically excellent watches designed especially for water sports.