To celebrate the North Sea Divers that helped unlock the undersea riches of Norway in the 1960s and 1970s, Edox released the North Sea 1978, a timepiece whose design is inspired to its diver's watches of those years.
Water-resistant to 320 metres, the 43 mm x 14 mm stainless-steel case is coated with black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) for extra toughness and equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel. It houses the Swiss automatic Caliber 80A (base Sellita SW200) beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 38 hours.
Protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the black dial features gilded hands that, just like the indices, are coated with Super-LumiNova for enhanced visibility at night or under water.
The case back features the North Sea Divers’ official logo – a stylised dive helmet – and the words ‘The Inverse Moon Landing’, a reference to the 1978 immersion when divers made their own ‘giant leap’ 320 metres under the icy waters off Norway. It was the deepest ever dive in the North Sea.
Matched to a nylon and leather strap, the Edox North Sea 1978 ref. 80118 37N N78 has a retail price of Euro 1,490. edox.ch