Born in Courrendlin (Switzerland),
son of a foundry master. Educated in Courrendlin.
Worked for Jean Ægler – watch-maker in Biel/Bienne until 1883
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.
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 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
Invention of the crown with double gasket for greater water resistance. Patended in 1961 by Edox in Bern, Switzerland.
Nowadays this invention is still used by several major Swiss Watch brands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2012: Edox becomes the official timekeeper for the Dakar Rally.
2013 : Edox becomes the official timekeeper for the Extreme Sailing Series™ and for the World Curling Federation (WCF).
Edox celebrates the revival of an icon with the launch of the new Delfin collection, an emblematic collection which was first launched in the 70’s.
Since 130 years, Edox imagines, produces and distributes Swiss-made and hand-assembled timepieces. The Les Genevez based factory is operated with skilled Swiss watchmakers and modern equipment, respecting the tradition and the know-how of its elders.
Edox became the official Premium partner of Sauber F1 Team and steps in the thrilling world of the Formula 1.
A new collection dedicated to this prestigious pertner was also launched at the same time
Like time itself, Edox never stands still. The company celebrates its 135th anniversary. Over the decades Edox has forged a reputation as the “water champion” of the watch world, creating world-leading divers watches.