Independent French watchmaker BOHEN presents MILLE-MER, a Swiss made automatic diving watch with a water resistance of 1,000 meters. It will be limited to 500 pieces.
Designed by Blaise-Dominique Giuliani (founder of the brand), this timepiece features a stainless steel case mounted with a 60-clcik, ceramic rotating bezel. On the reverse side, it is secured with a grade-5 titanium case back.
Its domed sapphire crystal glass with inner double AR coating provides the unobstructed view of the dial. A stand-out feature of the BOHEN MILLE-MER watch is its internal date magnifier, which is a world-premiere innovation.
Usually, a date magnifier (for example the Rolex Cyclops lens) can only be glued to a flat glass. As the glass used with MILLE-MER is a curved sapphire crystal, BOHEN has developed a patented design. This innovative system features a lens magnifier connected by two bridges placed between the sapphire dome and the date window, without obstructing the movement of hands.
The watch is equipped with the customized Soprod M100 self-winding movement. Displaying hour, minute, seconds and date, BOHEN MILLE-MER has a power reserve of 42 hours. Modified according to the brand’s specifications, the movement carries the Chronofiable A8 chronometric certification by Laboratoire Dubois SA.
This 25-jewel self-winding calibre is antimagnetic and features Glucydur balance wheel and Incabloc shock proof protection system. It also features fine horology finishing methods like rhodium coating, Côtes de Genève decoration and pearled bridges. The watch is also provided with an inner antimagnetic cage for protecting the movement from electro-magnetic interferences.
The watch is equipped with a massive, screw-down crown at 12 o’ clock and a helium release valve.
MILLE-MER features a black dial with three central hands (hour, minutes and seconds) with luminescent coating, date at 3’ clock and luminescent indexes. The hands and markers employ Superluminova X1 gel, which has better intensity and duration compare to regular luminescent coatings. To beautify the exteriors, the brand has used methods like Sallaz Polishing, embossing and deep brushing.
Rated for a water resistance up to 100 ATM (1,000 meters or 3,300 ft), the BOHEN MILLE-MER watch comes fitted on a stainless Steel bracelet with integrated universal link, which allows quick change of the watch band without any tools.
316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 43 mm (including rotating bezel)
Length: 50 mm
Height: 17.5 mm
Lug width: 24 mm
Aerospace grade sapphire dome glass with a double coating inside only
Helium exhaust valve
Crown at 12 o’clock
Ceramic rotating bezel, 60 clicks
Case back in grade 5 titanium
Water resistance: 100 ATM/ 1,000 m / 3,300 ft
Internal date magnifier (patented design)
Superluminova X1 phosphorescent markers
Automatic Swiss movement designed by Soprod (M100) and modified for Bohen
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date.
Accuracy: +/- 4 seconds / day in 5 positions
42-hour power reserve
28,800 alternations/ 4hz
Rotor in Côtes de Genève
Glucydur balance wheel
Stainless Steel bracelet with integrated universal link
Increments clasp buckle
1,659 € (excluding taxes)