Edox is one of the last independent watch manufacturers in Switzerland.
The watch manufactory was founded in 1884 in Biel by Christian Rüefli-Fluri, a watchmaker from Grenchen in the canton of Solothurn. In 1953 a new factory was built in Biel and at that time it was one of the 10 largest watch manufacturers in Switzerland.
At that time Edox also produced for various renowned luxury watch brands in Switzerland. When Edox was bought by Victor Strambini in 1983, production was relocated from Biel to Les Genevez in the Jura Arc, the heart of the Swiss watch industry. The watches are still assembled by hand.
A milestone in the company's history was the production of the "Edox Geoscope" in 1971, the world's first genuine world time watch. The dial of the watch depicted a globe, that rotated once every 24 hours on its own axis. The result was a precise, mechanical time indication of all 24 different time zones of the earth.
Another highlight in 1998 was the presentation of the world's flattest movement with calendar: the 27000 calibre. The 27000 calibre is only 1.4 mm high.
In the field of sports, Edox is involved in the Class 1 Powerboat World Championships, the Extreme Sailing Series and the Dakar Rally as official timekeeper.