The Edox Hydro-Sub Automatic
Edox has developed a diver’s watch that has retro styling from the HydroSub produced in the 1960s, with a new twist. The 2014 HydroSub comes in a stainless steel cushion-shaped case, similar to the original, but with the new “Master Lock” crown protector system that consists of a steel protector that slides upward to reveal the screw-locked crown, and down to lock in place and protect the crown.
The HydroSub comes with a dark blue dial, with contrasting orange hands and indices. The hour hands, minute hands, and indices have a white luminescent treatment. A date aperture is located at 3 o’clock. The silver-white colored flange features a printed minute track.
Inside, is a self-winding chronometer grade ETA 2824, as denoted by “chronometer automatic” on the dial.
The unidirectional dive bezel features a 60-minute dive scale and a luminescent triangle at 12. The watch measures 46 mm in diameter (not including the crown protector), and 49 mm with the crown protector. It is 14 mm in thickness and weighs 220 grams.
While the sliding lock prevents anything from touching the crown, it is the thick gasket sealed sapphire crystal on the front and the solid screwed-in steel caseback, along with a crown that has a double o-ring, which protect water entering the case — not the sliding protector. Water-resistance is 500 meters (or 1640 feet).
The HydroSub comes with a stainless steel with a folding buckle clasp.
Edox Hydro-Sub Automatic
Model: 80301 3NM BUIN
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Movement: Automatic, Edox caliber 802(Modified ETA 2814), COSC-certified chronometer Swiss Made, 25 Jewels, Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Case size: 46 mm
Case height: 14 mm
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Crown: Stainless Steel
Case shape: Tonneau
Case back: Solid, engraved
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Dial: Dark blue with Luminous Hour markers
Water resistance: 500 meters
Strap: Solid stainless steel bracelet