Time is precious to champion freediver Marianna Gillespie and Swiss watchmaker Edox. When Marianna drives her body to extremes deep under the waves she knows that every second counts.
“Underwater there are no limits,” says Marianna, a multiple world freediving champion. “It’s all up to you, how far you can really go in one breath. But you need an absolutely reliable watch to explore the ocean depths and push your boundaries.”
Now Marianna, in partnership with Edox, pushes the boundaries once more with the launch of the new Edox Delfin Diver Date Lady Special Edition timepiece. It’s a unique ladies’ watch that wraps rugged engineering and eye-catching look in a beautiful package. And the striking design pays tribute to the rich Edox and Delfin heritage.
First introduced in 1961, the innovative Edox Delfin with its patented double O-ring system and reinforced case, set the benchmark for water-resistant watches. The patented double seal meant that even with the crown open the Delfin was water-resistant. The watch was a smash hit, and Edox forged a name as the ‘Water Champion’ of the Swiss watch industry.
The new Edox Delfin Special Edition, like the original, is water-resistant to an amazing 200m. But this model displays an altogether more feminine touch, the Caribbean-blue dial ablaze with 12 shimmering diamonds and protected by a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. At 38mm, the new Edox Delfin is not too bulky, and the flexible lugs allow it to fit smoothly on either small or larger wrists. The striking, 12-sided shaped bezel harks back to a distinctive design first introduced by Edox in 1973. In low light, or under the water, the time can be clearly read thanks to the Super-LumiNova-coated hands.
Sporty and elegant, the hand-assembled Edox Delfin Diver Date Lady Special Edition is a timepiece created by champions for champions from all walks of life.
About Marianna Gillespie
An accomplished swimmer from an early age, Marianna grew up in Moscow. She fell in love with the sport of freediving during her final year of studies at the Russian State Sports University when a friend challenged her to swim 25 metres underwater – without fins. She swam 75m and hasn’t looked back in the sport since. While most freedivers strive to master a single discipline, Marianna dominates several – in depth and the pool.
The current French national record holder in multiple disciplines, Marianna has been world champion four times, ranked No. 1 in the world six times and has also won the prestigious Vertical Blue competition. Dubbed ‘the mermaid from the East’ by the Le Parisien newspaper, Marianna is one of the world’s strongest freedivers, ranked not only in the world top 10 in multiple individual disciplines but overall.
Edox Delfin Diver Date Lady Special Edition Technical Specifications
Reference 53020-3M-BUCND – Recommended retail price: € 990
- Quartz Calibre 53 (Ronda 515)
- Stainless steel
- 38mm diameter / 11.3mm height
- Rotating diving bezel
- Sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 200m/20atm
- Screw-down crown
- Blue mother-of-pearl
- Superluminova on hands and indices
- Stainless steel bracelet
- folding clasp
Like time itself, Swiss boutique watchmaker Edox never stands still. Founder Christian Ruefli-Flury was driven by his heart when, in 1884, he made a pocket watch for his beloved wife Pauline’s 25th birthday. Delighted, she convinced him to set up his own company – Edox. Over the decades Edox has forged a reputation as ’’The Water Champion’’ of the watch world, creating world-leading divers’ watches. Ruefli-Flury would no doubt be amazed and honoured how his legacy has flourished over the past 135 years.
One of the few remaining family-owned Swiss watchmakers, Edox proudly acknowledges its heritage but also embraces innovation and imagination in its collections. Today, Edox is known for its highly water-resistant timepieces, complex hand-polished watch cases and traditional hand assembling.
Edox. A company shaped over time. A company shaping time.