The Skydiver Military is a tribute to a military watch commissioned by Edox for a Swiss colonel for an elite mountain paratrooper formation under his command. As this was a highly secretive project, the details about the Skydiver Military watch were not accessible to public till date.
A mysterious drawing found in the archives of Swiss watchmaker Edox has rekindled this decades-old mystery. The sketch of a long-lost timepiece, the SkyDiver, had a scrawled note reading: “1973 Special production in strictly limited edition.” It is said that on August 1 1973, the Edox SkyDiver was handed over to each paratrooper at a ceremony in the Swiss Alps.
Now Edox is releasing a new SkyDiver, in homage to its 135-year history and for aficionados of fine military 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. Like its mysterious 1970s predecessor, the 2019 SkyDiver is a strictly limited edition to 555 pieces.
Presented in a special leather pouch, with an additional vintage leather strap, the SkyDiver will be a beautiful vintage military look collectors’ item.
Stainless Steel Case
Diameter: Ø 42mm
Automatic Calibre 80
Scratch-resistant and antireflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance 300m / 30 ATM
Suggested Retail Price: € 1’290