The Edox Delfin name goes all the way back to the 1960s. A watch that could withstand a pressure of 30 BAR (300 meters) and using innovations like a double O-ring system and a reinforced case back.

Today, the Edox Delfin Mecano looks slightly different but is made with the same spirit as sixty years ago. This modern sports watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters, thanks to the double O-ring system, and screw-down crown, in a very modern design. Even though it looks like a completely different watch than the 1961 Delfin, there are some ingredients from the past.

Edox Divers

In the 1960s and 1970s, Edox has a number of dive watches, the Delfin was probably its most famous model. The Delfin, introduced in 1961, was a watch that Edox kept developing in the decades to come. These were advertised as “highly water-resistant timepieces” in TV commercials featuring actual dolphins. In the quartz era, Edox kept producing the water-resistant Delfin. This time, with an integrated bracelet and a very specific bezel that clearly inspired today’s Delfin Mecano watch.

Edox Delfin Mecano

The Delfin Mecano is a 43mm diameter watch with a very modest height of just 12mm. This sports watch will look as good with a dress shirt as it will with a pair of Speedos. The gold PVD coated stainless steel case has a 12 sided bezel, which captures the beautiful skeletonized dial of the Delfin Mecano. The apertures of the dial reveal parts of the movement.

Despite this detailed display, Edox managed to keep the watch highly functional — as a tool watch should be — and it’s very easy to read the time. The hands are filled with Super-LumiNova, for a proper readout in low light conditions. In the picture below, you can see a close-up of the skeletonized dial with its black frame and gold PVD hands and hour markers.

Through the sapphire case back, you can admire the mechanical self-winding caliber 853. This movement, based on the Sellita SW200, offers 42 hours of power reserve. The winding weight has been engraved with the Edox logo. As shown in the picture below, the crown is screw-down to ensure water resistance.

Edox’s Delfin Mecano comes on a rubber band, so you don’t have to worry about putting the watch to actual use in the water. In total, the watch weighs 120 grams, including the strap. That’s a comfortable weight for a steel diver’s watch. The Edox Deflin Mecano can also be seen on the wrist of Olympic diver Jahir Ocampo from Mexico. The retail price of the Edox Delfin Mecano is €1,550. Learn more about Edox here.

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