Edox Hydro-Sub Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition

Hydro-Sub, the iconic Edox diving watch from the 1960s, is making a spectacular return with a new chronometer.

The Hydro-Sub Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition blends its new, improved and contemporary characteristics with the timelessly cool DNA of the original 1960s Hydro-Sub.

The new watch is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, engraved with “one out of 500” on the case back. It has a water-resistance of 300m. The innovations that made the original Hydro-Sub so impressive, such as the screw-down crown with double O-ring seal, have been retained and perfected.

This time though the unidirectional bezel with 60-minute diving scale surrounding the dial is made out of scratch-resistant ceramic. A 2.5mm-thick crystal sapphire with anti-reflective coating on BOTH sides ensures a crystal-clear view of the dial.

The instantly recognizable lines of the original 1965 timepiece are carried through to the Edox Hydro-Sub Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition, from the ‘blocky’ lugs to the vintage-inspired central handset, which includes a long triangular seconds pointer. The dial indices and minute and hour hands are coated with Super-LumiNova.

The Hydro-Sub Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition’s design is clean and practical, focusing on the essentials and discarding unnecessary ‘clutter’. The solid steel bracelet echoes the original Hydro-Sub’s bracelet. Even this has been improved, the matt satin-finish links more precisely aligned and with a smoother finish, ensuring a perfect fit on the wrist. Two pushers easily release the buckle.

The new Hydro-Sub watch comes with a tough, hand-polished 42mm steel case. It is equipped with the Edox automatic Calibre 80. Made by Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita, it provides a 38-hour power reserve. This timepiece meets the strict conditions set by Swiss chronometer testing body COSC.

Technical details

Model: Hydro-Sub Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition
Reference: 80128 3BUM BUIO

Stainless steel case
Case diameter: Ø42MM
Case thickness: 12.5MM
Ceramic bezel
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 300M / 30 ATM
Screw-Down Crown

Superluminova on Hands and Indices

Caliber 80 (SW200 COSC Certified)

Recommended retail price
€ 1’790

December 2021