DOXA SUB 300T Conquistador – Now On Available In A Choice of 6 Dial Colors

In 1969, DOXA unveiled the SUB 300T Conquistador. Reliable, efficient and affordable, it was at the time the first diver’s watch to come equipped with a helium release valve, a unidirectional rotating bezel for setting no decompression dive times, and an orange dial for exceptional underwater legibility.

Developed for the general public and the growing number of underwater diving enthusiasts, the SUB 300T Conquistador already then set the benchmark for what a purpose-designed diver’s watch should be.

Today, 50 years later, the new SUB 300T Conquistador pays tribute to this historic model. It is a testament to the enduring appeal of the DOXA SUB concept and the unshakeable loyalty it enjoys among professional and recreational divers the world over.

The legend returns with a choice of six original dial colors: orange, of course (Professional); yellow (Divingstar); navy blue (Caribbean); turquoise (Aquamarine); silver (Searambler); and black (Sharkhunter).

Incorporating the aesthetics that unmistakably defined the SUB 300T Conquistador, the famous three-handed diver’s watch also brings together all the technical aspects that make it the true to purpose, reliable and desirable diving watch for today.

Fabricated from 316L stainless steel of the highest quality, the DOXA SUB 300T’s case has a diameter of 42.5 mm and is topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The pressure resistance of 120 bar (1’200 meters) allows diving at very deep depths.

In addition, the model naturally also features the patented unidirectional rotating bezel with dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in feet for returning to the surface without decompression stops.

All the display elements related to diving information feature a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimal legibility under low light conditions and underwater.

The bracelet for this collection is made of 316L stainless steel and sports a folding clasp with the exclusive DOXA fish symbol. A rubber strap version will be available as well from mid December 2019.

Technical specifications

Movement
ETA 2824-2
Automatic, self-winding
42 hours Power Reserve
Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
25 Jewels
Decorated by DOXA

Case
Stainless steel case 316L
Diameter 42.50 mm x 44.50 mm
Height 14.00 mm
Sapphire glass
Unidirectional turning bezel
Numbering in color (depth) and black (time), light point at 12 o’clock
Screw in crown
Water resistance 120 bar / 1’200 meters / 4’000 ft
Solid stainless steel, screw down case back

Indications
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date

Dial
Orange, yellow, navy blue, turquoise, silver and black with painted index with luminescent material
Painted hands with luminescent material
Painted minute-tracks

Strap
Stainless steel 316L bracelet or FKM rubber
Deployant buckle with DOXA fish logo

Suggested retail prices
Stainless steel bracelet: USD 1’890.00
Rubber: USD 1’850.00

Vintage VDB P 1070 Deepsea Diving watch

Germany based watch maker Vintage VDB has created a new professional dive watch that can explore the ocean depths up to 12000 meters. Vintage VDB will be testing this world record holder in real deep sea at Mariana trench, the deepest point of the earth with a team of deep diving professionals.

Comes in a massive stainless steel case, this extreme dive watch is equipped with a Swiss made Universal Geneve Microtor movement. Tested to withstand extreme pressures of the water up to 1200 bar by the Frauenhofer Institute in Ilmenau, Thuringia, the P 1070 deepsea watch will be another jewel in crown for Vintage VDB which is renowned for diving as well as rugged sports watches.

Features
Case: Stainless Steel 46 x 55 x 25 mm
Bezel: 5 min click with markers
Caseback: engraved
Glass: plexi crystal
Crown: screwed cap
Movement: Universal Geneve Microtor
Water resistant: 12000 meters (1200 atm)
Strap: new VDB Rubber with VDB screw buckle, handmade leather strap

Rolex Deepsea with D Blue Dial: Commemorating James Cameron’s Historic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition

On the occasion of the release of National Geographic’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D film about the expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean by explorer and film-maker James Cameron, Rolex has introduced a new version of its Deepsea watch.

This ultimate divers’ watch, resistant to extreme pressure, is equipped with a “D-blue” dial representing the colours of the deep. The deep blue to pitch-black gradient dial is reminiscent of the ocean’s twilight zone where the last trickle of light from the surface disappears into the abyss, echoing James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition.

As a tribute to the partnership between Rolex and Cameron, the “DEEPSEA”  marking  on  the  new  dial  adopts  the  colour  of  the  explorer’s  green submersible as it is perceived underwater.

Rolex 116660B James Cameron Deepsea Watch
Image Credit: Rolex

The new Rolex Deepsea watch with D-Blue dial (116660B) was introduced on Monday 4 August in New York, during the US premiere of the documentary film in the splendid Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History, in the presence of James Cameron and many other personalities from the worlds of underwater exploration and cinema.

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D traces Cameron’s historic dive into the Mariana Trench with the support of Rolex and National Geographic.

On 26th March 2012, film-maker and explorer James Cameron  made  a record-breaking solo dive 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean piloting the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible. He remained on the ocean floor for three hours to explore, take samples and capture the first-ever high-resolution images of this last frontier.

James Cameron DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition
Image Credit: Rolex

Scientists estimate that 95 per cent of the oceans remain unexplored and hold hidden clues to life on Earth. The samples taken on the expedition have led to the identification of at least 68 new species. The documentary film follows the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE adventure from its very beginning to the last of its 13 Pacific dives.

The inspirational DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition paved the way for a new era in scientific exploration of the deep. No human being had returned to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench since 23 January 1960, the date of the first manned dive to the bottom by the bathyscaphe Trieste.

Rolex watches have a connection with both the Trieste and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expeditions. During both historic dives, an experimental Rolex watch attached to the hull of the submersible was exposed to the most colossal water pressure on the planet, some 11 kilometres (7 miles) below the surface. Both watches emerged working perfectly, illustrating the supremacy of Rolex in mastering waterproofness.

Rolex played a pioneering role in the conquest of the deep with the creation, in 1926, of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, then of professional divers’ watches:  the Oyster Perpetual Submariner (1953), Sea-Dweller (1967) and Deepsea (2008).

Rolex 116660B James Cameron Deepsea Watch
Image Credit: Rolex

The Rolex Deepsea, a new-generation divers’ watch, is waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet). Its 44 mm Oyster case, reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, was designed to exceed the most exacting demands of professional divers. It defines new standards of robustness, precision, functionality and reliability.

James Cameron was wearing a Rolex Deepsea during his expedition into the Mariana Trench. The model also served as the blueprint for the design of the experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge, waterproof to a depth of 12,000 metres (39,370 feet) and tested in real-life conditions during Cameron’s dive, affixed to the robotic arm of his submersible.

With the Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660B) with a gradient “D-blue” dial, Rolex is celebrating not only its partnership with James Cameron’s historic expedition, but also its commitment to exploration, innovation and the constant desire to push the limits of human endeavour.

Rolex Deepsea James Cameron Watch
Image Credit: Rolex

Waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), this state-of-the art diving watch benefits from exclusive  innovations developed by Rolex to exceed the most exacting demands of professional divers.

The Rolex Deepsea defines new standards of robustness, precision, functionality and reliability. In essence, the Rolex Deepsea is the ultimate Oyster: a watch that defies the elements. Its 44 mm Oyster case, reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, was designed to provide the highest degree of resistance in a size that remains wearable and practical.

Rolex Deepsea James Cameron Watch with D Blue Dial
Image Credit: Rolex

The Rolex Deepsea’s waterproof Oyster case is hewn from a solid block of 904L stainless steel superalloy. This particularly corrosion-resistant grade of steel is greatly valued in the chemical and aerospace industry for its high performance. The Oyster case holds the three components of the Ringlock System.

The Triplock winding crown, equipped with three seals, screws down securely against the case, completing the waterproofness system and offering watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch.

The Rolex Deepsea owes its exceptional strength, waterproofness and pressure resistance to the exclusive Ringlock System. This innovative case architecture patented by Rolex enables the watch to resist the massive pressure exerted by water at the depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), equivalent to a weight of approximately 3 tonnes on the watch.

Rolex Deepsea watch parts
Image Credit: Rolex

Its construction is based on three elements: A nearly indestructible nitrogen- alloyed stainless steel compression ring is positioned inside the watch case, around the movement, to provide support for the crystal and the case back.

The new version of the Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660B) sports a deep blue to pitch-black gradient dial, reminiscent of the ocean’s twilight zone where the last trickle of light from the surface disappears into the abyss.

This new “D-blue” dial echoes the journey to the deepest point in the ocean undertaken by film-maker and explorer James Cameron in 2012 with his DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition, partnered by Rolex and National Geographic.

As a tribute to this partnership, the “DEEPSEA” marking on the new dial adopts the colour of James Cameron’s green submersible as it is perceived underwater.

Rolex James Cameron Watch
Image Credit: Rolex

The watch face is protected by a dense, 5 mm dome-shaped sapphire crystal, made of high-purity aluminium oxide. Finally, the case back in grade 5 titanium is held tight against the high performance compression ring by a screw-down ring in 904L stainless steel. The almost imperceptible flexibility of grade 5 titanium allows the water pressure to strengthen the hermetic seal of the case as depth increases, by forcing the components tighter and tighter together.

The Chromalight hour markers and hands are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow – lasting up to twice as long as traditional materials. On the bezel, the zero marker of the graduation, in the form of a triangle, is visible in the dark thanks to a capsule containing the same luminescent material.

The unidirectional rotatable bezel of the Rolex Deepsea is fitted with a 60-minute graduated black Cerachrom insert that allows divers to safely monitor their time underwater and their decompression stops. The insert, made of an extremely hard and corrosion-resistant ceramic, is virtually scratchproof and its colour never fades.

The numerals and the graduations are engraved in the ceramic and coated with platinum using a PVD process patented by Rolex, for optimal legibility and durability. The bezel’s knurled edge offers excellent grip when setting dive time, even with diving gloves.

The Rolex Deepsea’s Oyster case is equipped with a helium escape valve. Patented by Rolex in 1967, this safety valve acts as a miniature decompression chamber for the watch and is essential for deep-sea saturation diving. During the decompression phases that professional divers undergo in hyperbaric chambers, the helium valve automatically regulates the excess pressure trapped inside the watch case without compromising the waterproofness of the watch.

The Rolex Deepsea Reference 116660B is powered by Calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3135 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, like that of all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

The Rolex Deepsea’s Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening, and with a double extension system that allows the watch to be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. The Fliplock extension link extends the bracelet by 26 mm, while the Rolex Glidelock system allows fine adjustments of the bracelet length in 2 mm increments for a total of approximately 20 mm. Neither of them requires the use of any tools.

In deep- sea diving, reliability and security are paramount. Each Rolex Deepsea therefore undergoes stringent waterproofness and pressure-resistance tests. To this end, Rolex uses a specifically designed piece of equipment: a high-performance, stainless steel hyperbaric tank, which is cast in a single piece and weighs 1.3 tonnes. It simulates the pressure at 4,875 metres (16,000 feet)  below sea level, 25 per cent greater than the depth indicated on the watch dial.

This test is destructive, meaning that the slightest weakness in a watch would cause it to implode. Obviously, all Rolex Deepsea watches offered for sale have survived this test. This high-tech equipment was developed and manufactured by Comex (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises), an internationally renowned company specializing in underwater engineering and hyperbaric technology.

Rolex has been collaborating with Comex for decades and supplied watches to equip the French firm’s elite divers on deep-sea engineering missions. Comex’s professional divers set the world records for the deepest saturation dives, and still hold them to this day.

In 2012, the innovative case architecture of the Rolex Deepsea and its Ringlock System served as the blueprint for the design of the Rolex Deepsea Challenge, an experimental divers’ watch guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 12,000 metres (39,370 feet). Entirely engineered and manufactured by Rolex, it was custom-made to resist the extreme pressure found in the deepest reaches of the oceans.

On 26 March 2012, it  accompanied James Cameron on his record-breaking solo submersible dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Cameron reached a depth of 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) in the Challenger Deep, the ocean’s deepest point.

The Rolex Deepsea Challenge emerged unscathed. To achieve this level of performance, Rolex engineers only had to scale up the dimensions of the commercial Rolex Deepsea, from 44 to 51.4 mm, trading wearability for ultimate pressure resistance. Because the only practical limit to the Rolex Deepsea’s performance is the requirement that it fit on a human wrist.

About James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was a joint scientific expedition led by James Cameron in partnership with Rolex and National Geographic that pushed the limits of human endeavour in underwater exploration, science and innovation.

In the deepest marine trenches, the water pressure is more than 1,000 times greater than at sea level –over 7 tonnes per square inch – and sunlight is completely blacked out, making this environment the most unwelcoming on Earth.  The expedition paved the way for more scientific research of the great depths. Scientists estimate that 95 per cent of the oceans remain unexplored and hold hidden clues to life on Earth.

The DEEPSEA CHALLENGE dives off the coast of Papua New Guinea and in the Mariana Trench shed new light on the deep, providing high-resolution 3D images and collecting valuable samples for the scientific community that have led to the identification of at least 68 new species.

They include shrimp-like creatures called amphipods, sea cucumbers, tens of thousands of microbes, and stringy rock coatings known as microbial mats which contain organisms that can survive in the dark.

James Cameron DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition
Image Credit: Rolex

The expedition included a team of scientists aboard the support vessel who helped to collect and analyse the samples and imagery that Cameron collected on his dives. These assets continue to be analysed by biologists, geologists and marine specialists at research institutions around the world.

In August 2014, James Cameron released a feature documentary, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D, tracing the expedition from its beginnings until the last of its 13 dives in the Pacific. Mankind knows less about the oceans’ greatest depths than about the surface of the moon, and the film, like the expedition, reminds us how much of this planet remains to be explored.

The experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch accompanied James Cameron’s green submersible to the deepest point in the ocean.

The Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean is the deepest part of the world’s oceans and one of a global network of deep troughs on the sea floor.

The deepest point in the trench, known as Challenger Deep, lies some 11,000 metres (nearly 7 miles) below the surface and about 320 kilometres (about 200 miles) southwest of the nearest inhabited territory, the island of Guam.

Challenger Deep was named after the 1858 British Royal Navy ship, HMS Challenger, the first vessel to sound the depths of the trench. In January 1960, Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh manned the 150-tonne bathyscaphe Trieste for the first journey to Challenger Deep.

James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition marked the first time in 52 years – and only the second time in history – that another human made the trip to the world’s deepest known point.

James Cameron’s submersible, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER
Image Credit: Rolex

The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible is 7.3 metres (24 feet) tall and shaped like a vertical torpedo. But, throughout the nearly seven hours he spent underwater, Cameron could barely move from a near-foetal position in the 109-centimetre-wide (43 inches), pressure-resistant metal sphere that formed his life-sustaining cockpit.

To cope with the extreme conditions in the deepest parts of the ocean, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER incorporated innovative, cutting-edge features and materials that have helped advance the field of submersible design, including Isofloat® syntactic foam for the buoyant hull, pressure-resistant battery packs and a dedicated compact video system capable of capturing High-Definition 3D footage of the world’s deepest sea floor.

Unlike the Trieste, which spent only 20 minutes on the ocean floor and had no research or camera equipment, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER was designed as a science platform and was able to remain at the bottom of the Mariana Trench for three hours to explore, take samples and capture the first-ever high-resolution images of the trench, an ability which remains unprecedented.

Rolex Deepsea Challenge Experimental watch, 2012
Rolex Deepsea Challenge Experimental Watch, 2012/ Image Credit: Rolex

James Cameron’s submersible was carrying a specially made experimental Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch on its hydraulic manipulator arm and two others attached to its hull.

By scaling up the technology developed for the Rolex Deepsea divers’ watch, waterproof to 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), Rolex engineers created an experimental model capable of withstanding the crushing pressure of about 12 tonnes on the crystal which occurs in this cold, dark and barren world some 11 kilometres (7 miles) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

James Cameron DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition
James Cameron gets congratulations from the Deepsea Challenger crew and his wife. The Rolex Deepsea Challenge on the manipulator arm of the Deepsea Challenger after the dive to 11,000 meters/ Image Credit: Rolex

The watches emerged unharmed and kept time perfectly throughout nearly seven hours beneath the water, as Cameron demonstrated by looking at the Rolex Deepsea Challenge on the manipulator arm at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Special Features of Rolex Deepsea Challenge Experimental watch

  • Water resistance: 12,000 meters (39,370 ft)
  • Load resistance: 13.6 tonnes
  • Case diameter: 51.4 mm
  • Thickness: 28.5 mm
  • Case: Oyster + Ringlock System
  • Case material: 904L steel (middle case), Nitrogen-alloyed steel
  • Case-back: Grade 5 titanium (case back)
  • Crystal: Sapphire, 14.3 mm thick
  • Crown: Triplock (triple waterproofness)
  • Movement: Rolex Caliber 3135, self-winding mechanical

In 1960, Rolex made watchmaking history when it joined the bathyscaphe Trieste on an unprecedented dive to the deepest known point in the world’s oceans.

Crewed by Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, the Trieste was carrying an experimental Rolex Deep Sea Special watch when it reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean on 23 January 1960, at a record depth of 10,916 metres (35,814 feet).

Rolex Deep Sea Special Experimental Watch, 1960
Rolex Deep Sea Special Experimental Watch, 1960/ Image Credit: Rolex

The bathyscaphe and the watch attached to its exterior successfully withstood crushing, deep-seawater pressure that no submersible, let alone timepiece, had confronted before and that no human could ever survive.

The historic dive of the Rolex Deep Sea Special was the fruit of decades of unrelenting development of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, invented by Rolex in 1926.

The Trieste, in 1960, surfaces after reaching the record depth of 10,916 metres (35,814 feet)in the Pacific Ocean, with an experimental Rolex watch attached to its hull.

Rolex has for many decades been associated with exploration of the planet’s most extreme frontiers and with pushing the limits of human endeavour, in keeping with the spirit instilled by its founder, Hans Wilsdorf.

The company grew through the most adventurous decades of the 20th century, a period marked not only by some of history’s most daunting challenges in exploration, but also by great technological advances.  Rolex nurtured in particular a special relationship with the sea after creating the waterproof Oyster wristwatch in 1926. Waterproofness was a fundamental feature that helped make watches reliable and accurate.

The Oyster innovated with its screw-down case back, bezel and winding crown, forming the essence of the modern-day sealed case that protects a high precision movement. Such reliable waterproofness is today inherent in every Rolex Oyster Perpetual model.

The Rolex Oyster is in its element in water, and the name chosen for this iconic collection is no accident. Rolex provided a real-life demonstration of its waterproofness in 1927, when a young English distance swimmer, Mercedes Gleitze, was equipped with an Oyster as she swam the English Channel.

Robust, precise and highly reliable, Rolex Oyster watches have since then proven themselves in real-life conditions during a series of iconic endeavours, including the Trieste’s dive and the expedition by Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to the top of the world in 1953 – the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.

During the 1950s, developments in diving technology paved the way for a boom in underwater exploration. The exacting professional divers’ community came to treasure Rolex watches as essential tools of the trade and even helped in their development.

The iconic Oyster Perpetual Submariner, first unveiled in 1953, is today waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet). The Sea Dweller model, first presented in 1967, extended the depth limit for Rolex waterproof watches to 610 metres (2,000 feet), then 1,220metres (4,000 feet) in 1978.

And ultimately the Rolex Deepsea, introduced in 2008, illustrates the supremacy of Rolex in mastering waterproofness.

Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660)
Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660-0001)/ Image Credit: Rolex

This new-generation divers’ watch is rated waterproof to a depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), providing a substantial safety margin for those working in open water at great depth.

Each Rolex Deepsea watch is individually tested 25 per cent beyond the guaranteed depth in a specially built hyperbaric tank at the company’s final assembly site in Geneva.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea with D Blue Dial
Reference 116660B

Case
Type: OYSTER (monobloc middle case, screw­ down case back and winding crown)
RINGLOCK SYSTEM case architecture with nitrogen ­alloyed steel ring
Helium escape valve
Diameter: 44 mm
Materials: 904L steel, case back in grade 5 titanium
Winding crown: Screw down, TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system
Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Domed, 5 mm­ thick scratch­ resistant synthetic sapphire
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60­minute graduated; CERACHROM insert made of ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum via PVD
Waterproofness: 3,900 m (12,800 ft)

Movement
Calibre 3135, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement, bidirectional self­-winding via PERPETUAL rotor
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Frequency: 28,800 beats /hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring with Breguet overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia, high­-precision regulating via gold
MICROSTELLA nuts
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-­seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet 
OYSTER; folding OYSTERLOCK safety clasp with ROLEX GLIDELOCK system for fine adjustment of bracelet length, and FLIPLOCK extension link

CREPAS L’océan

Latest project of the CREPAS company is limited edition CREPAS L’océan, which will be ready for sale until January 15th 2014. It will be a limited edition of the same number of reserves made until that moment. The new model will be available in two colour versions: blue and black. This diving timepiece is comes in a 42.50mm stainless steel case in brushed and polished finishing. The Middle case, bezel, crown and case back cover are made of 316L stainless steel; glass and bezel insert are made of sapphire. The dial has brushed finishing and for better legibility Superluminova C3 is imposed on dial, hands and bezel. The I-ring and O-rings gaskets are made of Tefzel and Viton. Crown and case back cover are screwed. Crown is placed at 6 hour position for a comfortable diving.

The CREPAS L’océan is powered with the Swiss automatic mechanical movement ETA 2824-2. This timepiece is water resistant up to 1200 meters (120 atm) and also antimagnetic (4800A/m).

Other features include anti reflective coated on inner side sapphire crystal, 120 positions bezel only turntable to left direction, bezel’s insert with 60 divisions to estimate the diving time, ergonomic design for maximum comfort and automatic helium valve for saturation diving.

This new diving watch will be supplied with a custom stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp with inner extension system. The Clasp features security pushers and extensible function for wet suit. The new CREPAS L’ocean 1200M will be delivered in a custom waterproof suitcase with  cleaning cloth, screwdrivers, extra bars, warranty card and booklet.

CREPAS Le Grand

Introduced in 2010, Le Grand, the first project from CREPAS regains the elegance, quality and philosophy of one of the main watches of the 1970s. The Le Grand features a brushed and polished 316L surgical stainless steel case measuring Ø 43 mm. This watch boasts a remarkable water resistance up to 1200 meters. The screwed crown with crown guard protection and the Automatic Helium Release Valve ensures the safety of the watch during diving. The Le Grand is also antimagnetic (70.000 A/m) and is fitted with a flat anti reflexive sapphire crystal.

The Le Grand diving timepiece is powered with a 25 Jewel Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement with date wheel, and offers a power reserve of 40 hours. The specially designed bezel enables the easy setting with diver gloves. It can only be turned to left with 120 clicks. The bezel indexes and numbers are imposed with luminous material and the bezel insert is made of sapphire crystal.

Dial and hands are coated with Swiss C3 and C1 Super Luminova. The big minute hand and hour hand have silver facets. It is also supplied a second kit of hands in white/orange colour. The Le Grand features a comfortable 22mm mesh bracelet with signed buckle and double locking clasp.

There was also option for extra black rubber strap with classic design and black NATO nylon strap. This model was produced in a limited edition of 99 watches with black dial. All Le Grand models were sold out.

CREPAS El Buzo
In 2010, the company also produced CREPAS El Buzo, a diving tool watch especially for Relojes Especiales, the most important watch forum in Spanish language.  Produced in a limited edition of just 333 pieces, this model was completely designed by forum’s members. El Buzo was designed and manufactured as a technical instrument water proof up to 500 meters, with double GMT function, sapphire bezel insert, antimagnetic and made of solid 316L stainless steel.

OMEGA Seamaster Ploprof 1200M White

In 2010 OMEGA added a white version to their popular Ploprof collection of diving watches. It has all of the features professional divers have come to expect from OMEGA: a white bi-directional locking bezel with chrome-coated Arabic numerals, an automatic helium escape valve and water resistance to 1200 metres (4000 feet, 120 bar). The watch, with its timeless white bezel and dial, is presented with either a white rubber strap or a brushed mesh “Sharkproof” bracelet.

The Ploprof’s case cannot be mistaken for that of any other watch: the screwed-in crown is located at 9 o’clock under a protective buffer. Its unique positioning allows freer wrist movement and prevents any inadvertent manipulation.

At the 2 o’clock position is the Ploprof’s characteristic bezel-release security pusher with an orange anodised aluminium ring. Pressing the pusher allows the bezel to be rotated in either direction and then locked firmly in position, ensuring that it cannot be accidentally shifted during a dive. The Ploprof has an automatic helium escape valve located on the side of the case at the 4 o’clock position. This feature allows helium atoms to escape during decompression, and is particularly useful for professional divers operating from diving bells.

The Seamaster Ploprof 1200M has a polished, lacquered white dial with an applied polished OMEGA name and logo. The oversized minute hand, which plays such an important role for divers, is crafted from orange anodised aluminium for legibility and is coated with white Super-LumiNova.

Technical details
Model: THE OMEGA SEAMASTER PLOPROF 1200M, White
Ref. 224.32.55.21.04.001

Movement
Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 25,200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Special luxury finish:
Monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges
Geneva waves in arabesque
Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Exclusive features with:
Time zone function
Co-Axial escapement with 3 levels
Omega free sprung-balance
2 barrels mounted in series
NIVACHOC

Display 
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 4H30

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 55 * 48 mm
Height: 17.50 mm
Water resistant up to: 1200 m (4000 ft, 120 bar)
Brushed case-body with polished bevels
Bi-directional rotating bezel with blocking system at 2H; transferred white SuperLumiNova + metalized numerals and diving scale on the inside of the sapphire bezel ring; orange dot in triangle at 12H; anti-reflective treatment outside
Bezel-release security pusher at 2H with orange aluminium ring
Automatic helium escape valve at 4H; “He” embossed on varnished black ground protected by transparent lacquer
At 9H, screw-in crown guarded under crown-protector
4.9mm flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with neutral tint anti-reflective treatment on both sides

2-piece oriented caseback:
Centre piece: horizontal seawave embossed ground with polished Ω,  “Seamaster” and Seahorse on matt surface
Sealed with an outer screw-in ring: black chromed engraving “1200m/4000ft”,  “Ploprof”,  “Omega calibre 8500 Co-Axial escapement”

Dial   
Polished lacquered white dial with applied polished
Polished index, white Super-LumiNova
Transferred inscriptions in black, except “Seamaster” in orange

Hands
Rhodium-plated hour-seconds hands; white Super-LumiNova
Orange aluminium minute hand; white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
White rubber strap
New diving safety clasp, black chromed, “Seamaster”, “Professional” and seahorse engraved on cover; adjustable to 18 positions over 22mm and with extra diver extension of 26mm
Fitting: 24mm on case body, 20mm on clasp

Specifications 
Special presentation box
User’s guide

TUDOR Hydro 1200

High-tech model par excellence of the Hydronaut II collection, the TUDOR Hydro 1200 is a fusion of daring design and high technology. Its streamlined hands are reminiscent of nautical architecture.

TUDOR Hydro 1200

The 45mm diameter steel case, waterproof to a depth of 1200 metres, is equipped with a helium valve which permits the gas trapped inside the watch during diving to safely escape during the ascent.

TUDOR Hydro 1200 diving watch

The Hydro 1200 is available with a bracelet in steel and black ceramic, fitted with a new safety clasp, or a rubber strap with expandable wave-motif links and buckle. The special 3 mm thick crystal enables the watch to withstand extreme pressure.

Technical details

– Steel watch (45 mm)
– Self-winding mechanical movement
– Waterproof to a depth of 1200 metres (3930 feet),
– Helium valve
– Satin-finished and polished steel case
– Unidirectional rotatable black bezel
– Black dial
– Date at 3 o’clock
– Sapphire crystal, screw-down crown
– Steel and black ceramic bracelet with safety clasp

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M

In 1970, OMEGA launched a watch which had been created to withstand the crushing pressures endured by divers working deep below the ocean’s surface. It was the Seamaster 600, the so-called “Ploprof” (the first letters of plongeurs professionals – the French words meaning “professional divers”) and it was one of the most rugged, robust and seaworthy divers’ wristwatches ever manufactured.

Now OMEGA is introducing an updated version of the classic and instantly recognizable wristwatch. Equipped with a Co-Axial calibre 8500, the new Ploprof 1200M is, as its name suggests, water resistant to an astounding 1200 metres (4000 feet) and it artfully combines its ancestor’s legendary features with OMEGA’s state-of-the-industry Co-Axial technology.

The Ploprof’s case cannot be mistaken for that of any other watch: the screwed-in crown is located at 9 o’clock under a protective buffer. Its unique positioning allows freer wrist movement and prevents any inadvertent manipulation.

The time and date adjustments are made by unscrewing the crown to release the protective buffer and then pulling the crown to the appropriate position. The Co-Axial calibre 8500 makes it possible to adjust the hour hand separately to accommodate different time zones or for the changes to daylight savings and back to standard time.

At the 2 o’clock position is the Ploprof’s characteristic bezel-release security pusher with an orange anodised aluminium ring. Pressing the pusher allows the bezel to be rotated in either direction and then locked firmly in position, ensuring that it cannot be accidentally shifted during a dive.

The Ploprof has an automatic helium escape valve located on the side of the case at the 4 o’clock position. This feature allows helium atoms to escape during decompression, and is particularly useful for professional divers operating from diving bells.

The casebody is made of brushed stainless steel and has polished bevels. The centre piece of the two-piece oriented caseback features a background of straight, parallel waves with a polished OMEGA logo, the word “Seamaster” and the famous Seahorse on a matt surface.

The centre piece is sealed in place with an outer screw-in ring with black-chromed engraving of “1200m/4000ft”, “Ploprof”, and “OMEGA 8500 Co-Axial Escapement.”

The OMEGA Co-Axial Ploprof 1200M bears a strong resemblance to its famous ancestor and it carries on the traditions of robust reliability and water resistance which have always defined OMEGA’s divers’ watches.

But there are also some remarkable improvements: for example, the watch is driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 with a free sprung balance. This movement, launched in 2007, was created from inception by OMEGA and is one of the key elements in the revolution in mechanical watchmaking which has been taking place at the company since 1999.

In 1890 OMEGA produced the first-ever industrialized movement. 117 years later, the company took a step which was every bit as dramatic when it launched its revolutionary Co-Axial calibre 8500, the movement at the heart of the new Ploprof.

The calibre, featuring the OMEGA Co-Axial Escapement, heralded OMEGA as a leading presence in the elite field of mechanical watchmaking. Its 202 components were created in-house, from inception, using third millennium technology to ensure optimum performance.

Introduced on an industrial scale by OMEGA in 1999, the Co-Axial Escapement had been invented by master watchmaker Dr. George Daniels. It is the watch’s escapement which provides the regular transmission of energy to the mechanism. Together with the free sprung balance, the Co-Axial Escapement offers optimal stability to the watch’s running rate over long periods and enhances the performance of the timepiece. In addition, due to the reduced sliding friction, the need for oil in this tiny component is nearly eliminated.

The automatic mechanism is driven by a highly efficient bi-directional rotor. The energy is then transmitted through two barrels providing the watch with an impressive power reserve of 60 hours.

Adjusting the Ploprof when traveling through time-zones is simple as the hour hand can be moved separately from the minutes and seconds hands. The new Ploprofs, with their Co-Axial 8500 calibres, are COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certified chronometer.

The Seamaster Ploprof 1200M has a polished, lacquered black dial with an applied polished OMEGA name and logo. The word “Professional” has been transferred in white. The polished indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova, as are the varnished hour and seconds hands.

The oversized minute hand, which plays such an important role for divers, is crafted from orange aluminium and is coated with white Super-LumiNova. The Ploprof 1200M has a date window at the 4:30 position.

The Ploprof 1200M is available either with a brushed mesh “Sharkproof” bracelet or on a rubber strap in a choice of black or orange.

The bracelet, with its double extension system, is fitted with OMEGA’s new diving safety clasp whose pinned links allow precise adjustments to 18 positions. It also features an extra divers’ extension to 26 mm so that the watch can be worn comfortably over a diving suit.

The watch is delivered in a special black zippered presentation case made of neoprene – the material used in divers’ wetsuits.

Technical details

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibre 8500
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Special luxury finish:
– Monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges
– Geneva waves in arabesque
– Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

 Exclusive features with:
– Time zone function
– Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
– Omega free sprung-balance
– 2 barrels mounted in series
– NIVACHOC

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 4H30

Case
Case: Stainless steel
Diameter: 55 x 48 mm
Height: 17.50 mm
Water resistant up to: 1200 m (4000 ft)
Brushed casebody with polished bevels
Bi-directional rotating bezel with blocking system at 2H; black etched on the inside of the sapphire bezel ring scaled to 60 and with an orange dot in triangle at 12H; anti-reflective treatment outside; triangle, numerals and scale marks painted with white Super-LumiNova
Bezel-release security pusher at 2H with orange aluminium ring
Automatic helium escape valve at 4H; “He” embossed on varnished black ground protected by transparent lacquer
At 9H, screw-in crown guarded under crown-protector
4.9mm flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

2-piece oriented caseback:
– Centre piece: horizontal seawave embossed ground with polished Ω, “Seamaster” and Seahorse on matt surface
– Sealed with an outer screw-in ring: black chromed engraving “1200m/4000ft”, “Ploprof”, “Omega Calibre 8500 Co-Axial Escapement”

Dial
Polished lacquered black dial with applied polished
Polished indexes coated with white Super-LumiNova
Transferred inscriptions in white, except “Professional” in orange

Hands
Varnished white hour-seconds hands coated with white Super-LumiNova
Orange aluminium minute hand coated with white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
Bracelet: stainless steel or rubber strap
Brushed mesh bracelet “Sharkproof” with pinned adjustment links or black or orange rubber strap
New diving safety clasp, black chromed, “Seamaster”, “Professional” and seahorse engraved on cover; adjustable to 18 positions over 22mm and with extra diver extension of 26mm
Fitting: 24mm on case body, 20mm on clasp
Bracelet’s complementary length adjustment:
Clasp: release clasp, press on “push” and slide inner clasp
Diver extension: unfold while clasp extended

Specifications
Special presentation box