After their innovative Crazy Wheel watch model, Swiss watch brand Franck Dubarry presents a diving watch that combines functionality, high technology materials such as Neoralithe, and a unique craftsmanship on the Date aperture.
This timepiece has reinvented the traditional codes of the diving watch, and translated the distinctive signs of Franck Dubarry watches. Even though incorporating several innovative, technical and revolutionary elements, this diving instrument still sticks to some signature features of the Franck Dubarry watches such as the iconic case and its sharp lines, its integrated horns crafted for an ergonomic wearing.
300 meters waterproof, the cases use black PVD stainless steel, brass or Damas steel, and have a unidirectional bezel, made with stainless steel, brass or carbon with colored inclusions. Luminescent indexes on the bezel allow to measure the diving times and decompression stages, and the use of Elastogator© for the waterproof band brings a touch of elegance to this collection, which can be worn for action time as well as for elegant parties.
The automatic movement, visible from a skeletonized dial, unveils a bottom plate magnificently stippled and animating two date wheels. Laser cut, covered by a luminescent treatment and inspired by the Crazy Wheel design, the date wheels allow to read the date through a large aperture at 12h. The hours and minutes hands are engraved with a Maori tattoo pattern, iconic from the creations made by the watchmaker Franck Dubarry.
Developed in Switzerland, the Neoralithe© is a revolutionary material made from resin. Stable, UV and thermal or physical shocks resistant, this material opens up new horizons in the watchmaking industry.
The Diver Collection is available in 5 different versions: A PVD stainless steel version, carbon bezel with colored luminova inclusions and Neoralithe© dial insert. A second version with Damas steel case and stainless steel bezel. The third and fourth in the line are two vibrant colour versions in orange and green respectively. Fifth model features case and bezel in brass.
Hours / Minutes / Sweep Second / Double Date Wheels
Dubois Depraz 14580, 44h Power Reserve, 23 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Stainless Steel, Black PVD SS or Brass
Bezel: 120 click unidirectional bezel in stainless steel, composite carbon or brass
Glass: Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal
Case diameter: 43.5 x 51mm
Water-resistance: 30 ATM / 300 M
Neoralithe© insert, Laser cut Date Wheel, Luminescent & Engraved hands
“Gaucho” Leather & Natural rubber