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
REF. 80120 3NM BUIDN
REF. 80120 3NM NIN
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€