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EDOX

130 years of History

1860
1870
1883

Birth of

Christian Ruefli-Flury

Founder of EDOX

Born in Courrendlin (Switzerland),
son of a foundry master. Educated in Courrendlin.

Christian Ruefli-Flury begins

watchmaking apprenticeship

marries Pauline Flury.

Worked for Jean Ægler - watch-maker in Biel/Bienne until 1883

1884
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.

1900
 

1955
a growing company

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.

1961

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

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.

1965

Edox Hydro-Sub

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.

 

1969
Edox Bluebird

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.

1970
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.

1998

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.

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2005

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Les Bémonts Maître Horloger 5 Minute Repeater as a true achievement. Features as a bell mechanism that sounds the time.

 

2007
EXCITING 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.

2008
Class-1 Timekeeping

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.

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2010
WRC TIMEKEEPER

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.

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2012-2013
New partners

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).

2013

Delfin the water champion

The revival of an icon

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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.

2014

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.

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