Published by Pierre-Paul Godts
Delfin The Original Chronograph
Water Champion Delfin set to make splash again.
The Delfin blazed new trails for a waterresistant watch when it was introduced in the early 1960s – and now it is set to make a triumphant return to the world stage. Prestigious Swiss watchmaker Edox first released the Delfin in 1961.
Sporting a reinforced caseback, a patented double-crown system and extra shockproofing, the mechanically powered Delfin was water-resistant up to 200 metres.
The Delfin was to be the first of many Edox models especially suited to maritime activities such as sailing, diving or power boating.
Edox set new benchmarks in 1965 with the Hydrosub, a model water-resistant to 500 metres and continued to sell Delfin models up in the 1980s.
Now for Baselworld 2013, Edox has revived the Delfin for 21st Century watch fans, capturing the spirit of the original model with a classic retro-inspired case but also building on more than 50 years’ expertise in the field of waterresistant watches.
Named the Original Chronograph, the new Delfin is powered by an Edox Calibre 10 and, like the original, is carefully engineered to function without a hitch, even when subjected to the stresses of a deep water environment.
The steel-cased watch has an extra-sturdy caseback (also engraved with the Water Champion slogan) and special casing around the movement to protect it while submerged.
The Delfin raised the bar for sports watches in 1961 and Edox continues to be a technical innovator to this day, producing a range of beautifully designed, superbly engineered timepieces.
Calibre: Edox caliber 10
Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Diameter: 43 mm
Case: Stainless steel case 316L
Finishes: Special sturdy caseback system for water resistance. Silver aluminium ring with “Water Champion” slogan
Water-resistance: 200 meters / 20 ATM / 660 feet
Strap: Steel bracelet or leather strap