VINTAGE VDB

Vintage VDB is an independent mechanical watch brand specialized in the production of diving watches. The Vintage VDB watches are inspired by the military watches of past. They look rough and traditionally crafted with some of the strongest materials available in earth. The most stunning feature of a Vintage VDB watch is its caliber. All Vintage VDB watches are equipped with the historical movements created by world’s most reputed watch manufactures, thus preserving the tradition of horology. The Vintage VDB brand is based at Erfurt, the capital city of Thuringia, Germany.

The Vintage VDB collection consists of different diving watch models, but these models have been produced in strict limited series in order to maintaining the exclusivity and quality.

Most notable models among them are VDB Tantalus, VDB Military, VDB IV Desert Storm, VDB 2011, VDB 2011 PVD “Helsinki”, VDB Combo SE, VDB Combo Base, VDB II Base, VDB II Base PVD, VDB II SE, VDB GMT, VDB GMT SE, VDB Nordic Nightmare and the VDB III EX Dualtime. In the following paragraphs we can see more details about these watch models from Vintage VDB.

VDB TANTALUS

The VDB TANTALUS model is equipped with a Vintage Rolex cal 1030 movement. Case, bezel and crown are made with Tantalum. The screw down case back is double-sealed and engraved. The dial, made with Brass is painted in brown, engraved and lumed. Hands are in vintage style and also lumed. This model is supplied with a 28 mm Shark strap in black or brown with Stainless Steel screw in buckle.

  • Case, bezel, and crown: Tantalum
  • Size: 46mm x 54mm x 19mm (incl. domed plexi)
  • Bezel: Tantalum Micro click, Insert with Point
  • Plexi: 8mm whole size, viewable 4mm domed
  • Case back: Screw down, double-sealed, engraved
  • Dial: Brass, Brown painted, engraved, lumed
  • Hands: Vintage, lumed
  • Movement: Vintage Rolex cal 1030
  • Strap: 28mm Shark in black or brown
  • Buckle: Stainless Steel screw-in

VDB MILITARY

The VDB MILITARY is a limited edition model equipped with the Vintage Angelus SF 240 movement having 8 day power reserve. Case, bezel, case back and crown are made with Stainless Steel 316L.

  • Size: 50mm x 62mm x 17mm (incl. domed plexi)
  • Bezel: Bakelite with Red Triangle and lume pearl
  • Plexi: 6mm whole size, viewable 4mm domed
  • Crown: 12mm, double sealed, Logo engraved
  • Case back: screw-down, double-sealed, engraved
  • Case: polished, welded lugs
  • Dial: Brass or, coated, painted, engraved, lumed
  • Hands: Vintage original Angelus, lumed
  • Movement: Vintage Angelus SF 240 8day power reserve
  • Strap: 28mm Leather in black or brown
  • Buckle: Stainless Steel sewn in
  • Price: 9.200,00 EUR

VDB IV DESERT STORM

  • Case, bezel, case back and crown: Bronze Case, crown, Stainless Steel 316L case back
  • Size: 46mm x 56mm x 19mm ( incl. domed plexi)
  • Bezel: 12ends, single turnable 5min clicks, Lumed center-marker, unbreakable, stainless mechanic
  • Plexi: 8mm whole size, viewable 4mm domed
  • Crown: 9mm, 12ends, double sealed, Logo engraved
  • Caseback: screw-down, double-sealed, engraved
  • Dial: Tantalum, coated, engraved, lumed Sandwich construction
  • Hands: Vintage, lumed
  • Movement: Vintage Eterna Matic automatic
  • Strap: 28mm in black and brown
  • Buckle: Bronze
  • Price: 4.500,00 EUR

VDB 2011 Limited Edition

The VDB 2011 model has been limited 200 pieces. This model comes in a Stainless steel case, blasted surface in grey with dimensions 43mm x 52mm x 18mm and domed sapphire glass. This model is equipped with ETA2873 Vintage NOS movement. The other features include clear-cut bezel, top polished, unidirectional rotating, micro click, lumed pearl at 12, DUALTIME index and screwed case back.

  • Dial: anthracite, logo gray, 2011 chili, luminescent indexes vintage yellow, edged white, white scale, silver hands with lume, and hour hand DUALTIME function dot
  • Case: Stainless steel, blasted surface in grey 43mm x 52mm x 18mm, sapphire glass domed
  • Strap: dark brown leather strap, sewn-in stainless steel buckle 28mm lug
  • Crown: screw-in crown, clear-cut profile
  • Movement:ETA2873 Vintage NOS
  • Price: 990,00 Euros.

VDB 2011 PVD “HELSINKI”, limited 15 pieces

  • Bezel and Case back: clear-cut bezel, top polished, unidirectional rotating, micro click, lumed pearl at 12, DUALTIME index, screwed case back
  • Dial depression: anthracite, logo gray, 2011 chili, luminescent indexes vintage yellow, edged white, white scale, silver hands with lume, hour hand DUALTIME function dot
  • Case: Stainless steel, blasted surface in grey 43mm x 52mm x 18mm, sapphire glass domed
  • Strap: dark brown leather strap, sewn-in stainless steel buckle 28mm lug
  • Crown: screw-in crown, clear-cut profile
  • Movement: ETA2873 Vintage NOS
  • Price: 1.190,00 EUR

VDB COMBO SE, 5 pieces bronze

  • Bezel: with black pins in 5min distance and lume pearl
  • Display case back: Eterna-Matic (vintage Kontiki) movement
  • Strap: 1x original Dirk strap Vero Squalo in 28mm, 1x Alligator
  • Packaging: Watch comes in a Steel box in Patron design
  • Crown: Reference number and Serial engraved between the lugs , Special-self interchangeable rotation
  • Bezel: 2x Plexi with lume marker and self change technique in clear and black
  • Price: 3.450,00 EUR

VDB COMBO BASE, 12 pieces

  • Case, Bezel and Crown: Titanium
  • Size: 44mm x 53mm x 13mm
  • Case: clear-cut bezel, top polished, unidirectional rotating, micro click, lumed pearl at 12, DUALTIME index
  • Crown: Reference number and Serial engraved between the lugs , Special-self interchangeable rotation
  • Bezel: 2x Plexi with lume marker and self change technique in clear and black
  • Crystal: 6mm Plex whole size, viewable 3mm domed
  • Crown: 10mm, screw-down, spring-loaded, double sealed, Logo engraved
  • Case back: screw-down, double-sealed, engraved
  • Dial: Brass or Stainless Steel, coated, painted, engraved, lumed with some Radium parts
  • Hands: Vintage, lumed with some Radium parts
  • Movement: Vintage AS 2063, antimagnetic cover for movement
  • Strap: 1x28mm Shark, 1x Alligator
  • Price: 2.750,00 Euros

VDB II BASE

  • Case, bezel, case back and crown: Stainless Steel 316L
  • Size: 46mm x 58mm x 19mm (incl. domed plexi)
  • Bezel: 12ends, single turnable 5min clicks, Lumed center-marker, unbreakable, stainless mechanic
  • Plexi: 8mm whole size, viewable 4mm domed
  • Crown: 11mm, 12ends, screw-down, spring-loaded, double sealed, Logo engraved
  • Case back: screw-down, double-sealed, engraved
  • Case: polished, glass-pearl-blasted or PVD-coated anthracite, Reference number and Serial engraved between the lugs
  • Dial: Brass or Stainless Steel, coated, painted, engraved, lumed with some Radium parts
  • Hands: Vintage, lumed with some Radium parts
  • Movement: Vintage Universal Geneve Microtor
  • Strap: 28mm Shark in black or brown
  • Buckle: Stainless Steel screw- in
  • Water-resistance: 200m
  • Water indicator at 6
  • Antimagnetic shield for the movement
  • Left hand version possible if customer choice it
  • Special personal engraving possible
  • Limited edition of 15
  • Serial number engraved 100115 – 101515 II
  • Packaging: Vintage wooden box (mahogany /cambala) with papers
  • Also available: DB II BASE PVD (Limited edition of 15 pieces)

VDB II SE

  • Case, bezel, caseback and crown: Stainless Steel 316L
  • Size: 46mm x 58mm x 19mm (incl. domed plexi)
  • Bezel: 12ends, single turnable 5min clicks, Lumed center-marker, unbreakable, stainless mechanic
  • Plexi: 8mm whole size, viewable 4mm domed
  • Crown: 11mm, 12ends, screw-down, spring-loaded, double sealed, Logo engraved
  • Caseback: screw down, double-sealed, engraved, display plexi glass
  • Case: polished, glass-pearl-blasted or PVD-coated anthracite, Reference number and Serial engraved between the lugs
  • Dial: Brass or Stainless Steel, coated, painted, engraved, lumed with some Radium-parts
  • Hands: Vintage, lumed with some Radium-parts
  • Movement: Vintage Rolex cal 1030 Strap: 28mm Alligator & Shark in black or brown
  • Buckle: Stainless Steel screw-in
  • Water-resistant 100m
  • Water indicator at 6
  • Limited edition of 3 pieces
  • Left hand version possible if customer choice it
  • Serial number engraved 10SE01 – 10SE03 II
  • Packaging: stored in a Vintage wooden box (mahogany /cambala) with papers

Other Models

  • The VDB GMT basic model in polished stainless steel case has been available in a limited edition of 8 pieces and is equipped with Enicar Sherpa movement and costs 3450,00 Euros.
  • The VDB GMT SE in black PVD case is equipped with vintage Rolex movement and costs 4990,00 Euros. This model has been limited to 3 pieces only. The other features include: click rotation besel with luminour markers and 24 hour scale. Case back and crown is also made with stainless steel.
  • The VDB NORDIC NIGHTMARE model comes in a 45mm Stainless steel glass pearl blasted case and features 5 min rotation bezel and plexi glass. This model is equipped with an IWC vintage movement and costs 4.200,00 Euros.
  • The VDB III EX DUALTIME model is equipped with the Rolex cal 1570 movement and housed in a 45mm stainless steel glass pearl blasted case. Other features include Plexi, vintage lume, and special crown guard extender mechanic patented by VDB and Micro click bezel dual time function. Approximate cost is 5990, 00 Euros.
  • The custom made models VDB PROTOTYP “R” and VDB BULLEYE are equipped with Enicar Sherpa GMT and the 8Tage Gang reserve Universal Geneve movements respectively.

Official website: http://www.vintage-vdb.com/

[ Note : Watch collections as on 31 Jul 12]

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