Inspired by the historical background of bronze in its association with diving, DAVOSA has developed the brand’s latest diver’s watch, the Argonautic Bronze TT. After the Argonautic Bronze with complete bronze case, launched by DAVOSA last year, the successor model appears in two-tone design (TT = Two Tone), likewise limited to 300 pieces.
While the case is made of satin-finished stainless steel, the distinctive bezel with an illuminated dot in the triangle above the twelve is made of marine-grade bronze. While it initially gleams in a warm reddish golden tone, it will oxidise over time and develop an unmistakable patina that makes each piece unique.
The textured black dial under the scratch resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal bears the suitable inscription Vintage Super LumiNova in the colour “Old Radium” on the indices and hands.
The waterproof, 22 mm wide integrated rubber watch band is also black, with stainless steel folding clasp. Overall a combination that is as elegant as it is distinctive. The 43 mm diameter and 13.5 mm height of the case also are not least in representing this.
Underwater, the DAVOSA Argonautic TT scores with all the features of a professional diver’s watch: The case with screw down crown and back is waterproof down to 300 meters and equipped with a manual helium valve at the 10 o’clock position – this protects the watch and the diver alike: When the valve is open, the lighter helium molecules escape from the case first, which prevents the crystal and crystal seal from being blown open by excess pressure so that the watch will maintain its function as a reliable timepiece.
Dive times can be set precisely by using the rotating bezel ring – and thanks to the clearly structured dial with SuperLumiNova on the indices and hands, it is possible to read them quickly and clearly at any time, even underwater.
The DAVOSA Argonautic Bronze TT houses the Swiss automatic DAV 3021 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. And the individual engraving of the model number on the case back as well as the elaborate wooden packaging are reminiscent of the fact that it remains an exclusive one-of-a-kind piece.
The suggested retail price is 898 Euros.
Model: DAVOSA Argonautic Bronze TT Limited Edition:
Swiss automatic movement DAV 3021
Power reserve: 38h
Satined all stainless steel case
Dimensions: Ø 43mm, height 13,5mm
Marine-bronze bezel with luminous dot
Screw-in crown and back
Water-resistant to depths of 300 metres (30ATM)
Manual helium valve
Textured black dial
Vintage SuperLumiNova in ‘old radium’ on indices and hands
Integrated rubber strap with stainless steel butterfly buckle, lug width 22mm
Limited to 300 pieces, individually numbered