Nearly 50 years ago, boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox launched the legendary SkyDiver, a rugged sports timepiece created especially for an elite group of paratroopers. Now, with the release of the SkyDiver Neptunian, Edox gives its 1973 watch classic a thoroughly modern makeover while still staying true to its historic legacy.
Water-resistant to an incredible 1,000m, the Edox SkyDiver Neptunian is built ultra-tough to handle not only the pressures of the deep but, thanks to its strong and durable stainless-steel case, anything on the surface as well. A 3mm-thick sapphire crystal protects the classic, clean dial encircled by a ceramic bezel and the case back features a striking engraving of Neptune, the Roman God of the Sea.
You’ll have no problem reading the time in low light – or underwater – thanks to the Edox SkyDiver Neptunian’s SuperLuminova X1-coated hands and indices. The built-in helium escape valve guarantees the SkyDiver Neptunian’s Automatic Calibre 80 movement, with its 42-hour power reserve, won’t miss a beat even after being deep beneath the waves.
The SkyDiver Neptunian is the natural evolution of a timeless classic and another striking addition to the Edox family of Water Champions timepieces.
Edox – Skydiver
Rumoured to be launched following a Swiss colonel secret request in 1973, the Edox SkyDiver collection pays tribute to paratroopers and the extreme conditions they might face – on land, air or sea. Displaying a vintage military look, the SkyDiver is a reliable timepiece protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a stainless steel case. Highly water-resistant, the SkyDiver will remain readable at such depth thanks to a high standard of night visibility on watches – Superluminova X1 – which covers its hands and indexes. Whether its origin is fact or fantastic, the Edox SkyDiver is a truly hand-assembled timepiece ready to face real adventures.
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.
Edox SkyDiver Neptunian Technical Specifications and Price
Calibre EDOX 80
Case Stainless steel
Functions Display of hours, minutes, seconds and date
Features Screw-down crown, Superluminova on hands and indices
Dial Gradient blue dial
Water resistance 1000 meters / 100 ATM
Glass Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Strap Metal bracelet
Recommended Euro Retail Price 1’250€