I was saving my pennies for a previous Edox SkyDiver Neptunian and was waiting for them to hit these shores (Edox usually goes gray here), but I scrapped that plan when I recently picked up an older but still-new Grand Ocean model.
I noticed that Ashford recently offered some SkyDivers, but only quartz models (Edox usually offers quartz-version models of many of their watches). I'm happy with what I picked up, but these new models look rock solid and seem to be a return to form for the brand. The orange doesn't do a thing for me - and we all know about orange dials, hee hee - but the autos are pretty mint, albeit slightly large.
I think so much of Edox, and for the life of me I can't understand why they don't have a U.S. presence or attempt to get into more retailers here. They don't even have direct ordering through its website, which seems a fatal mistake given current trends in online commerce.
Note: I've noticed on Ashford that several brands, including Edox, have an Ashford symbol with the words "Authorized Dealer" next to it. I don't know what this means in terms of warranties. Oddly enough, the official Edox U.S. repair center is not far from me, in Long Island - which means you can't buy an Edox here but you can get one fixed here. Make any sense to you?
“Jewelry isn’t really my thing, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s watches.” – Clive Owen