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The Moon landings captured the imagination of all mankind.
But an equally audacious adventure unfolded on Earth in 1978 when divers made their own ‘giant leap’ 320m under the icy waters off Norway. Dubbed ‘The Inverse Moon Landing’, it was the deepest ever dive in the North Sea.
The North Sea 1978 timepiece from boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox marks this amazing achievement and pays homage to the classic, vintage Edox dive watches of the 1960s and 70s such as the legendary Delfin. These divers helped unlock undersea riches for Norway that paved the way for the country to invest in socially and environmentally friendly projects that will benefit all Norwegians for generations to come.
Edox is proud to be the official watch partner of these heroic North Sea Divers and the 43mm North Sea 1978 is a rugged, feature-packed sports timepiece that can be worn anytime, anywhere.
Naturally, it is exceptionally water-resistant; to 320m in fact, matching that epic 1978 dive to the metre. A stainless-steel case, coated in black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) for extra toughness, houses the Calibre 80 automatic movement. The hands and indices are coated with Superluminova for enhanced visibility at night or in the water and the case back features the North Sea Divers’ official logo – a stylised dive helmet – and the words ‘The Inverse Moon Landing’.
The Edox North Sea 1978. A striking timepiece
REF. 80118 37N N78
Calibre EDOX 80
Case Stainless steel with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating
Functions Display of hours, minutes, seconds and date
Features Screw-down crown, Superluminova on hands and indices, rotating bezel
Dial Black dial
Water resistance 320 meters / 32 ATM
Glass Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Strap Nylon and leather strap
Recommended Euro Retail Price 1’490€