Historien bak EDOX
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A TRUE LOVE STORY
Christian Ruefli-Flury, a highly talented and romantic watchmaker “Maître- Horloger” from Grenchen in Switzerland, produces a pocket watch for the 25th birthday of his beloved wife Pauline. Impressed by this exquisite gift, she convinces her husband to set up his own watch making company in Biel, a city famous for its well-educated watch engineers. Christian Ruefli-Flury called his company “Edox” which means “measuring of time” in ancient Greek.
THE BIRTH OF A LOGO
The hourglass was officially used as a timeless symbol of Edox and since then, it has been a proud part of the official Edox company logo.
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At that time, Edox employed up to 500 watchmakers and the company moved into new, modern and larger production facilities. Edox was amongst Switzerland’s leading watch companies.
THE WATER CHAMPION
The famous “Delfin” timepiece was launched, featuring a double caseback, special protective gaskets and a specially invented double O’ring system, setting new standards of shock protection and water resistance.
The Edox Hydro-Sub became world famous for its first crown system with tension ring and shock- absorbing gasket for guaranteed water resistance. This watch is water-resistant down to 500 meters. This was a very remarkable technical achievement in the early 60th. Edox became world famous for highly water resistant watches.
Edox launches a watch with a scratch resistant case and glass, called Bluebird. This elegant but very strongly build watch was equipped with a reinforced double-backed case and shock absorbers. The robustness and water resistance of this watch in no way detract from the external elegance that is typical of Edox. Today more than ever.
THE FIRST GENUINE WORLD TIME WATCH
This year saw the introduction of the world’s first truly global timepiece, the “Geoscope” watch. Covering all time zones, the watch provided timekeeping for almost 50 different cities around the world, as well as local time.
WORLD RECORD STILL UNBROKEN
Edox engineers and watchmakers developed the world’s slimmest calendar watch, the “Les Bémonts Ultra Slim” collection. The movement had a thickness of only 1.4 mm, which is a technical record still held by Edox to this day.
Les Bémonts Maître Horloger 5 Minute Repeater as a true achievement. Features as a bell mechanism that sounds the time
Edox PARTNERSHIP WITH KOENIGSEGG
Geneva March 8, 2007. During the Salon de l’automobile de Genève the Swedish super sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg and Edox announced a new exciting partnership.
The new partnership is the birth of new exceptional chronographs.
Edox is the official timekeeper of the Class-1 World Powerboat Championship and is the first watch manufacturer timing partner of high-class offshore races. The Class-1 timepiece collection is a true statement of the performance and a technical rendering of both philosophies.
OFFICIAL TIMING PARTNER
EDOX becomes the official WRC timekeeper and launches a new collection dedicated to rally drivers, true virtuosos of the tarmac, snow and ice, and to all devotees of the automobile and motor-racing world.
Extreme Sailing Series™
Edox becomes the official timekeeper for the Extreme Sailing Series™ and for the World Curling Federation (WCF).
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Swiss watchmaker Edox and BMW M Motorsport announce an extensive partnership. Edox will be the exclusive ‘’Official Timing Partner’’ of BMW M Motorsport. The partnership includes engagements in the BMW Junior Team, the BMW M2 Cup, as well as the GT3 highlight, the 24h race at the Nürburgring.The Edox Swiss Watches logo will be present on various BMW M Motorsport racing cars in the future. Edox has been involved in motorsport for many years. The Swiss watch manufacturer has been the official timekeeper of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Dakar Rally, the FIA World Rally Cross Championship and for the former Formula 1 team Sauber.