German watch maker Dievas Uhren Technik unveils their new professional diver Shadow from the brand’s tactical range of field watches. This is a highly versatile day to day use professional grade timepiece loaded with the best technology and visuals. Shadow is powered with a high grade Swiss ETA 2824 modified to Dievas specifications and also includes a custom Dievas DLC-treated CNC rotor. Each watch is adjusted to 5 positions to its maximum efficiency for the most accurate time telling.
The watchcase – CNC and milled in Germany from locally sourced high grade 316L stainless steel. The crafting and finishing of the watch case has been manually and painstakingly carried out by well experienced watch makers. For the enhancement of metallurgy of the watch case, Dievas partnered with one of the Europe’s most established materials engineering company.
For around 20 days, the steel will undergo high tech heating procedures that will amplify the hardness of the watchcase to 1300Hv, approximately 6 times the hardness of stainless steel. This greatly improves scratch and abrasion resistance. For an evil stealthy look befitting the title SHADOW, a black plasma coat is applied on top of the hardened 6STEEL layer, this plasma black layer at 1800HV is even harder then the 6steel treated steel.
Granted, most of these expensive and time consuming high tech tech steel modifications are for most part impervious to the naked eye, deemed unnecessary and over the top for most watch manufactures, Dievas chose the higher ground just so we can give watch owners value added protection in ensuring their cherished Dievas timepiece will remain looking like brand new for extended periods of time and feasibly even lapsing a person’s lifetime.
The 6STEEL treatment is applied to the whole watch including the midcase, bezel, crown, caseback. It is worth mentioning that the 6STEEL treatment is only available to be used on DIEVAS watches.
Poised with a striking physique, A Dievas Shadow caliper checks in at 45mm x 54mm x 14.5m. Encompassed by a 0-60 click uni directional bezel, a large Swiss made anti glare high dome sapphire crystal offers protection over a conspicuously fascinating dial and hand set. Drawn in-house by the brand’s young graphics designers, the dial focuses on micro detailing whilst endorsing the stealth/ lo-lite theme.
There are 4 different shades of blackness on the dial alone, acting as the backdrop and accentuating the dazzling original Dievas bright colored hands. The yellowish highlighted color is actually thick coatings of custom designed Swiss SuperLuminova pigments, chosen for its dual capability of having high visibility both during the day and in low light/night conditions.
One can easily tell time at a quick glance, which is important for a watch made for field operators. The Shadow is conservatively rated at 500metres water resistance (WR). A double O-ring 8mm screw down crown occupies the lower left hand corner for easy time adjustments.
Shadow comes with a custom molded rubber strap with black plasma coated German milled stainless steel deployant clasp. Shadow is an extremely durable watch suitable for the avid professional diver as well as military personnel. This means cutting down on watch-servicing intervals and bulking up the metallurgy composition. Every part of the watch including the caseback is hardened 6STEEL. Even if the watch is rated conservatively at 500 meters WR, each shadow is individually tested for way beyond its WR before leaving the factory to ensure a no-leak policy.
Swiss Made Dievas modified ETA2824-2 automatic movement
Power Reserve: ~42 hours
Black dial. Index.
Micro-blasted. Dievas 6Steel Black – Hardened Steel; Scratch Resistant
Dimensions: 45mm in diameter, 54mm lug to lug, 14.5mm thick
Case Back: Dievas signed. Dievas 6Steel Black – Hardened Steel; Scratch Resistant
Bezel: Uni-directional. Micro-blased. Dievas 6Steel Black – Hardened Steel; Scratch Resistant
Crown: 5mm screw-down crown. Dievas 6Steel Black – Hardened Steel; Scratch Resistant
Crystal: Domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 500m
Molded anti-static Italian rubber strap with machined heavy duty deployant clasp and diver suit extension
Additional yellow waterproof leather strap