This year, Edox is celebrating its 130th anniversary. In order to mark this occasion, the Swiss manufacturer unveils a modern interpretation of its Geoscope timepiece launched in 1971. This iconic model is considered as the world’s first genuine WorldTimer wristwatch.
The original model was bold and eye-catching timepiece for that time and it instantly became one of the favorite among collectors.
The new Edox Geoscope is similar in style to the original model, but it features some significant changes. This newcomer is housed in a stainless steel case which measures 46mm in diameter which is 4mm larger compared with the model from the 1970s. Generally, the case is a bit different. Although it still has a signature octadecagonal rotating bezel, the new body seems to be more refined. The case with the integrated bracelet resembles the past and it is a nice vintage moment, but the problem may occur if you ever need to replace the bracelet in future.
The case is domed with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and it is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 200 meters (660 feet). Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a colorful dial which depicts the globe as viewed from the North Pole. The original model showed the earth map as viewed from the South Pole.
The new dial is lighter and features less details, which is good because it provides a more legible look. An inner bezel which displays 24 divisions makes one complete revolution per 24 hour. The new Geoscope timepiece also shows GMT time and position of the sun. Time in the second time zone is showed with a thin secondary hour hand that has a quite unusual, fork-shaped tip. It can be noticed that the indicator does not have any lume, which might be a problem in low light conditions.
The beating heart of the new Edox Geoscope GMT Automatic is the in-house manufactured caliber 07 which is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for no less than 42 hours. The Swiss made mechanism is compiled on the 21 jewels and has the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The automatic movement animates central seconds, minutes and hour displays, GMT (second time zone), a day/night display and a 6 o’clock date display.
The new Edox Geoscope is attached to a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet which looks stunning. The novelty is produced in the limited quantity of 300 numbered pieces, each presented in a special collector’s box.