Edox Skydiver 70s Date Automatic (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
A mysterious drawing found in the archives of Swiss watchmaker Edox has rekindled a decades-old mystery. The sketch of a long-lost timepiece, the SkyDiver, had a scrawled note reading: “1973. Special production in strictly limited edition.” But nothing more.
A long-retired Edox watchmaker shed light on the story. The SkyDiver, he said, was rumoured to be a secret project for a mysterious, wealthy Swiss colonel.
The anonymous colonel wanted an exclusive timepiece for elite mountain paratroopers under his command. The watch had to be dependable and rugged – just like his troops. He chose Edox because of the brand’s exceptional water-resistant watches, able to handle any situation the paratroopers might face – on land, air or sea. The colonel insisted on total secrecy.
Re-Edition Of The Legendary Skydiver
Now Edox is releasing a new SkyDiver, in homage to its 135-year history and for aficionados of fine vintage timepieces. Powered by an automatic three-hand Swiss movement calibre 80, the 300m water-resistant SkyDiver features a divers’ bezel and a parachute motif-engraved case back.
The 2mm-thick sapphire crystal and the Superluminova X1 on hands and indexes will guarantee scratch resistance and readability in the most extreme conditions.
Edox Skydiver 70s Date Automatic
· Ref. 80112 3NM NI
· Calibre: Edox 80
· Diameter: 42 mm
· Case: Stainless Steel
· Functions: Diving bezel, Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date
· Dial: Black with Superluminova X1 indices and hands
· Water resistance: 300 meters / 30 ATM
· Glass: Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
· Strap: Metal braclet
The price for the Edox Skydiver 70s Date Automatic is Euro 999€.
For more information visit Edox Online.