DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Swiss watch brand DAVOSA presents a new version of its Argonautic watch diving watch.

The first version of this timepiece was introduced in 2008. Now the brand has announced the launch of Argonautic BG, a new model with quite a few amazing and interesting details.

Elegant in appearance, DAVOSA Argonautic BG features a 30 ATM water-resistant stainless steel case with new fluted bezel, screw-down crown, and helium escape valve.

The stainless steel TriaLink bracelet with individual screws and diver’s extension make the Argonautic very comfortable to wear both with and without a diving suit. On the new version, the clearly-structured dial has hand-applied satin-finish indexes.

The SuperLumiNova® BG W9 luminous material on the numerals and hands as well as in the luminous dot on the bezel ensures that the wearer can read the watch perfectly, even in poor visibility under water. One small element, the second hand, has also been reworked and its coloured arrowhead points at the second markers.

The high-tech ceramic bezel has long been an impressive feature of the DAVOSA Argonautic. This scratch-resistant feature is there again on the new version.

DAVOSA has developed a new material for the new Argonautic that’s in no way inferior to high-tech ceramics in terms of its technical advantages, and that has the appearance of steel: BEYOND STEEL®.

This high-performance material is as heavy as gold (density 19.3g/cm³), almost as hard as diamond (9.5 Mohs scale) and can withstand extremely high temperatures (melting point 2,950 C°).

BEYOND STEEL® is practically indestructible, completely resistant to chemicals and is both non-corrosive and nickel-free. With a hardness four times that of titanium and twice that of steel, BEYOND STEEL® is an ideal material for the bezel inlays of the new DAVOSA Argonautic. They are a feature of the Argonautic BGBS model.

Besides the classic Argonautic BG with a black dial, there are coloured versions in deep blue and emerald green, as well as a silver-white dial combined with the newly-developed BEYOND STEEL® bezel.

There are also a total of three strap variants to choose from: the sporty TriaLink metal strap, the fine-linked PentaLink metal strap or the fashionable Milanaise metal strap.

Technical details

Model: DAVOSA Argonautic BG Automatic

Reference numbers
161.528.01: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, PentaLink strap
161.528.10: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, TriaLink strap
161.528.11: Argonautic BGBS, silver-white, Milanaise strap
161.528.02: Argonautic BG, black, PentaLink strap
161.528.20: Argonautic BG, black, TriaLink strap
161.528.22: Argonautic BG, strap, Milanaise strap
161.528.04: Argonautic BG, deep blue, PentaLink strap
161.528.40: Argonautic BG, deep blue, TriaLink strap
161.528.44: Argonautic BG, deep blue, Milanaise strap
161.528.07: Argonautic BG, emerald green, PentaLink strap
161.528.70: Argonautic BG, emerald green, TriaLink strap
161.528.77: Argonautic BG, emerald green, Milanaise strap

Movement
Swiss automatic movement DAV 3021 (Base Sellita SW200-1)

Case
Satin-finish stainless steel case
Screw-down crown and back
Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire glass
Watertight down to 300 metres (30 ATM)
Bezel: Luminous dot on the ceramic or BEYOND STEEL® bezel inlay
Dimensions: Ø 43 mm, height 13.5 mm
Manual helium valve

Dial
SuperLumiNova® BG W9 on the indexes and hands
Date

Strap
Metal strap with folding clasp and diver’s extension
Strap lug 22 mm

Recommended Retail Price
898.00 Euros incl. VAT or RRP 928.00 Euros incl. VAT (Argonautic BGBS with BEYOND STEEL® bezel inlay)