Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition

Dufrane Watches presents Deep Eddy Snow, the latest addition to its watch collection.

This new Deep Eddy automatic watch with snow white dial has a 42mm diameter case. Its finely brushed 316L stainless steel case features polished accents.

Assembled and tested in America, this timepiece has a water resistance up to 200 meters/656 feet. Equipped with the Swiss made Ronda R150 automatic mechanical movement, it displays hour, minutes, seconds and date.

The Deep Eddy Snow is limited to 50 pieces. Each one costs about $499 and comes with custom black, silicone strap. Along with this new model, is also offering an adventure accessory pack which includes the 316L stainless steel solid end link bracelet and hand stitched, brown leather strap for only an additional $100.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Snow Limited Edition automatic watch

Dufrane is an Austin (Texas) based independent watch company founded by Steven Lee. For its collections, the brand takes inspiration from Austin landmarks and historical figures. Dufrane’s flagship collections are City Limits GMT, Bergstrom, Deep Eddy and Waterloo.

Named after the oldest spring-fed swimming pool in Texas, the Deep Eddy series is now offering four dial color versions: Lagoon, Dune, Sapphire and the recently added Snow.

The company has already started a preorder campaign for the new Deep Eddy model. Please visit Dufrane Watches online store for more details.

Technical details

Case
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Polished chamfering on case, bezel & lugs
Anodized aluminum 120 click uni-directional bezel
Diameter: 42mm (including bezel)
Case thickness: 12mm
Thickness with crystal: 14.4mm
Lug-to-lug: 47.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Sapphire crystal glass, double domed, 2X anti-reflective coating
DuFrane engraving on crown
Screw-in caseback
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Applied Swiss C3 filled indices recessed into angled chapter ring
Hour and minute hands: Diamond Cut Polished Steel, C3 Lume Filled
Seconds hand: Diamond Cut Orange Lume Reverse Lollipop

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 or Ronda R150 Automatic Movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Hacking seconds
Incablock anti-shock system
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Regulated accuracy: +/- 8 sec/day

Warranty
12-month international warranty

More details at: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-snow?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTU4YjVmYWRlZTJk

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

In 1965, Seiko introduced its and Japan’s, first diver’s watch. With water resistance to 150m and an automatic movement, it proved its high quality and reliability when worn by members of the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1966. Thanks to the positive reaction of the members of the expedition on their return, Seiko’s diver’s watches were chosen by the same research team between the years 1966 and 1969, during which time the landmark Seiko diver’s watch with 300m water resistance and a 10-beat automatic movement was created, in 1968.

Now, Seiko expands its Prospex collection with a new interpretation of the 1968 diver’s watch that is even better equipped to meet the challenge of the most extreme conditions on earth. This watch, with its advanced specifications, will be worn by members of the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition’s mission to Antarctica.

The case, bezel and crown are all made of Seiko’s Ever-Brilliant Steel, which is more corrosion resistant than the regularly used stainless steel. To further ensure the watch’s durability, the crown is not screwed directly into the case but locked into a separate component that is built into the case and so can be more easily replaced.

Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver's Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition

The watch is powered by Caliber 8L35 which was developed especially for diver’s watches. Hand-assembled by the craftsmen and women at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan, this automatic movement is accurate and rigid. It has a power reserve of 50 hours.

The patterned dial captures the feeling of the Antarctic landscape while the subtle gradation of the blue from light to dark echoes the beautiful colors of the polar ice. The bezel also evokes the uniqueness of this frozen landscape with its ice-blue numerals and markers. All twelve-hour markers have a generous coating of Lumibrite, as do the hands, and the crystal is a dual-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface to ensure high legibility from every angle.

The design and texture of the watch strap pay homage to the 1968 original but it is now produced in silicone for greater strength and comfort. The watch is also offered with a fabric strap which incorporates a traditional braiding technique from Japan called Seichu.

This new watch joins the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series in support of several different marine conservation initiatives, one of which involves contributions to the National Institute of Polar Research, which is based in Tokyo. As part of this program, Seiko recently donated watches to the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) team.

This new Prospex diver’s watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,300 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in January 2022.

Technical details

Model: Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation Save the Ocean Limited Edition
Reference SLA055

Movement
Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Case and dial
Ever-Brilliant Steel case and bezel
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw case back. Screw-down crown
LumiBrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 42.6mm, Thickness: 13.1mm

Strap
Silicone strap with additional fabric strap included

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €4,600

Edition
Limited edition of 1,300 pieces

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

Försti Diver is the most recent addition to the collaborative series between master watchmaker Voutilainen and Leijona, the brand known for its Finnish-Swiss watchmaking heritage.

This is the first diving watch in which Kari Voutilainen and his studio have been closely involved. This amazing timepiece boasts good proportions and user comfort, without compromising on the features characteristic of a diving watch: durability and water resistance.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

The Finnish temperament, honest and unyielding, is reflected in the high-quality implementation of the unique details. Every Försti Diver wristwatch undergoes several stages of artisan work before its journey to Finland from the Val-de-Travers valley of watches next to the Jura Mountains in Switzerland.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

The effective implementation of the stylish black and light-coloured dials involves several production stages emphasizing the importance of flawless craftsmanship and professional skill. A galvanic tint defined by a special kind of plating method has been chosen as the dial colour for both Försti Diver watches. This exceptional technique brings out the stunning finish of the dial.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

The dials have been manufactured by Voutilainen’s dial making company Comblémine SA, which produces these flawless dials down to the finest detail.

Made of high-grade stainless steel, each watch case is refined and finished by hand at Voutilainen & Cattin SA’s factory. In the finishing of the case, special attention has been paid to the quality of the surfaces, the longevity, and the durability.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

A Leijona quartz diving watch of the 1970s/1980s was the source of inspiration for the Försti Diver watches. To support the design work, an original model in good condition was tracked down and used as part of the model’s design. The Leijona diving watch found to support the design was discovered intact in the sea in the early 1990s by its current owner while diving.

The watch that inspired the Försti is incidentally almost identical to the first watch (Leijona) of Grand Master Kari Voutilainen, which was a black-dial Leijona diving watch with a rubber strap and a reddish bezel. In honour of the original model and Kari’s first watch (Leijona), the new model, the design of which has been adapted for the present day, also has a black dial, a red and black bezel and a rubber strap in addition to a steel one.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

Even though the Försti Diver wristwatch has been made to be aesthetically pleasing as a whole, the specific requirements for a diving watch have also been taken into account in the model’s design. Its 3 mm thick sapphire crystal glass has been placed slightly above the watch’s rotating bezel to protect it.

The watch also has a screw-down crown as well as crown protection for added resistance against water and light shocks. The structure of the case thus protects the crown and reduces pressure against the wrist.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

Functionality has been considered with regard to the steel watch strap as well. The strap has been equipped with fine tuning that can be used to fit over a diving suit, for example, at the touch of a button. The dazzling side profile of the watch reveals the quality of the handcrafted finishing and the complexity of the surfaces.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

Under the leadership of Kari Voutilainen, the aim was top-quality finishing of the watch case, down to the smallest detail. The assembly of the watches as well as the checking of their operation and water resistance also takes place at Voutilainen & Cattin SA.

Voutilainen x Leijona Försti Diver Watch

The movement chosen for the Försti Diver watches is the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, which is known for its accuracy, durability and reliability. The availability of spare parts for the movement has accordingly been ensured for a long time to come. The watch movement is checked three times before placement in the case. The first check is carried out at Sellita, the second before the movement is attached to the watch, and the third once this has been completed.

The straps of the Försti Diver watches are also manufactured in accordance with the principles of the Voutilainen x Leijona collaboration collection, which is why Rhein Fils (steel strap) and Crafter Blue (rubber strap) have been chosen as the manufacturers. Both manufacturers rely solely on the best materials and solutions in their straps, a choice reflected in their user comfort, finish and unique solutions.

About Voutilainen x Leijona Series

Voutilainen x Leijona is a collaboration that brings together two icons from the world of watches; where watch models inspired by the history of Leijona watches are combined with Finnish-Swiss watchmaking expertise, creating a unique collection that honours craftsmanship and the value of time.

In addition to the new Försti Diver, the collection includes three different watches suitable for different situations: Urho Chrono, Oiva Classic, and Jalo Sport. The most technical of the models is Urho, the design of which is based on a traditional chronograph. Urho’s sporty design offers everyday luxury for the man who values momentum. Oiva is a more understated three-hand dress watch; while Jalo’s powerful and sporty design was inspired by Leijona watches from the 1970s.

The Voutilainen x Leijona collection is available in nine specialty shops throughout Finland and at https://leijonaheritage.com/, an online shop that has been serving customers across the EU (excl. Finland) since the summer of 2021.

Technical details

Model: Försti Diver

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 (automatic movement)
Frequency: 28,800 vph, 4 Hz
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Accuracy: ± 7–20 seconds per day

Case
Made of stainless steel (Switzerland), screw-down crown
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 12.75 mm
3 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflection (AR) coating
Screw down caseback with laser engraved Leijona logo
Water resistance: 20 atm

Replacement bezels
Ref. 21.400.01.521: Comes with a two-colour replacement bezel
Ref. 21.400.01.220: Comes with a single-colour replacement bezel

Dial
Ref. 21.400.01.521: Light-coloured dial (galvanised), luminous indexes and pointers (Super LumiNova)
Ref. 21.400.01.220: Black dial (galvanised), luminous indexes and pointers (Super LumiNova)

Strap
Steel bracelet with fine tuning
Black or blue rubber strap
Width: 20 mm

Edition
Each version is limited to 50 units

Recommended retail price
€4,490.00

Availability
From 2 December 2021

Aquastar Deepstar II

Swiss watch brand Aquastar presents the Deepstar II, a new Swiss made automatic diving timepiece. It is a descendant of the 2020’s Deepstar Chronograph Re-Edition, which marked the resurgence of Aquastar.

Aquastar Deepstar II

Featuring a 37mm diameter stainless steel case, the new Deepstar II retains the design and proportions of the pioneering Deepstar Chronograph from 1962, as well as two of Aquastar’s symbolic characteristics: the rotating timing bezel bearing the brand’s own “no decompression” table.

Aquastar Deepstar II

The domed sapphire crystal glass offers unobstructed view of the grey dial. The watch also features the brand’s signature “cyclops” style mono-compax counter originally devised by Aquastar founder and innovator Frederic Robert. Unique to the Deepstar II, this detail now houses the running seconds register at 9:00.

Aquastar Deepstar II

Secured with a solid stainless steel case-back, the Deepstar II watch offers 200 meters of water resistance. It is powered by the top-grade Sellita SW-290 automatic Swiss-made movement.

Aquastar Deepstar II

The customers can use the online pre-order campaign for acquiring the Deepstar II watch. The pre-order price is $1,490. First batch of 300 pieces will be delivered early December 2021, second batch will ship in May 2022, and third batch will ship in July 2022.

Aquastar Deepstar II

Technical details

Model: DEEPSTAR II

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 37mm
Length including lugs: 46mm
Case height: 12mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire with multiple AR coating
Bezel: Bi-directional rotating, ceramic bearing, with multiple dive decompression times calculator
Water resistance: 200m, 600 feet, 20ATM
Caseback individually numbered

Movement
Calibre: Swiss-made Sellita SW-290 automatic
Hour, minute and small seconds indicators

Functions
Successive/Multiple dive non decompression table calculator according to the French Navy dive tables

Dial
Steel grey dial; Applied stainless steel markers/indices; High density filling old light Radium super luminova application

Straps
Ships on a seatbelt NATO with upgraded stainless steel keepers for optimal comfort of wear

Price
Pre-Order Price: $1,490
Retail Price: $1,890

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR presents PELAGOS FXD, a professional diving watch created in collaboration with a specialist unit of the French Navy.

Since the 1950s and TUDOR’s creation of one of the first modern professional divers’ watches to the 1980s, the brand has been a regular supplier to the French Navy. With the Pelagos FXD model, where FXD refers to the extra robust fixed strap bars of the case, TUDOR is reviving this historic collaboration. The new diving watch meets a unique set of specifications that was developed in conjunction with the French Navy’s combat swimmers, the prestigious Commando Hubert.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR has joined forces with the Marine nationale (French Navy) brand, continuing a relationship that dates back to 1956. Back then, the Groupe d’Étude et de Recherches Sous-Marines (G.E.R.S.), a scientific body attached to the French Navy and based in Toulon, took delivery of some Oyster Prince Submariner watches in order to assess them in real-life situations. They were references 7922 and 7923, both waterproof to 100 metres (330 ft) and fitted with self-winding and manual movements, respectively. TUDOR attained the status of “official supplier to the French Navy” in 1961.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR divers’ watches continued to be developed and the French Navy would use many of the brand’s timepieces over the following decades. Today, the most famous TUDOR divers’ watch used by the French Navy is the reference 9401, with its iconic blue dial and bezel. Engraved on the case back with the initials “M.N.” followed by the year of issue, the watches were delivered in two configurations, “Snowflake” hands and hour markers and later, with triangular hour markers.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

This model was launched in the mid-’70s and was supplied to the French Navy until the 1980s. It continued to be used into the 21st century, particularly at the French Navy’s diving school, as well as by combat swimmers. Although officially removed from the French Navy’s supply stocks some twenty years ago, it can still be seen sometimes today on the wrists of reserve and retired sailors alike. The Pelagos FXD model is inspired by this emblematic reference.

Developed in conjunction with the French Navy’s combat swimmers, the Pelagos FXD model includes many functional features that are new to TUDOR, such as its fixed strap bars that are machined into the main body of the 42 mm titanium case for increased robustness and reliability. They are shaped as an extension of the lugs.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

Another feature specific to this model is the 120-notch rotating bezel. Bidirectional with retrograde graduation from 60 to 0, it does not correspond to the ISO 6425:2018 standard of divers’ watches, but instead meets the specific needs of the method known as “underwater navigation”, one of the specialities of combat swimmers.

Underwater navigation consists of reaching a precise location by sea, without surfacing, by following a meticulously planned route. Divers carry out this underwater navigation in pairs, connected to one another by a strap known as a “life line”, and complete a series of straight swims guided by a magnetic compass. They swim at a constant speed for a set time in each section, completing as many sections as necessary whilst timing each one exactly.

This navigation entails restarting a countdown at each change of course. The anticlockwise graduation and luminescence of the bezel of this model make it easy to set up and monitor each countdown, by aligning the time set for the section to be covered on the bezel with the minute hand. When the minute hand arrives opposite the triangle, the team changes course and the diver in charge of timing begins the next countdown. The model has also been fitted with a large bezel ring, which exceeds the diameter of the case for optimum grip, even with neoprene gloves and hands that are numb from long dives in cold water.

In aesthetic terms, the Pelagos FXD model is inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches historically used by the French Navy. It is navy blue in colour and has the characteristic square hour markers and angular hands, known as Snowflake, introduced by the brand in 1969 to increase the intensity of the luminescence of its watches in poor light conditions.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

It also features a rotating bezel with a sand-blasted ceramic insert with luminescent material. Its 42 mm titanium case is waterproof to 200 metres and is entirely satin-brushed to produce a matt effect to limit light reflections. To highlight the watch’s official character, its case back bears the logo of the Marine nationale (French Navy) brand composed of an anchor topped with a sailor’s hat, as well as a historically inspired engraving of “M.N.21″ for “Marine nationale2021”.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

Historically, the French Navy had TUDOR watches delivered without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps. Two strap types appear to have been particularly used over the years: black straps made from a single piece of braided nylon, and, less commonly, handmade straps made from parachute elastic, which could be recognised by their green colour and yellow or red central thread.

The single-piece fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which in 2010 became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its watches. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality, robustness and comfort on the wrist are unique. For the Pelagos FXD model, a new, highly technical strap construction was developed by TUDOR and Julien Faure, adapted here to the rustic nature of the French Navy divers’ work. Made up of a 22 mm navy blue polyethylene woven ribbon with a silver central thread, a titanium “D” buckle and a self-gripping fastening system, it adapts to different wrist sizes and is very comfortable to wear.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

An additional one-piece rubber strap with an embossed motif and buckle is also included with the Pelagos FXD. It is the first time that this very supple, comfortable strap has been offered by TUDOR.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5602 that drives the Pelagos FXD model displays the hours, minutes and seconds functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres: its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, while its bridges and plate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Equipped with a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The power reserve of the Manufacture Calibre MT5602 is about 70 hours.

Technical details

Model: Pelagos FXD
Reference 25707B/21

Case
Titanium case, 42 mm in diameter, 12.75 mm thick, 52 mm from lug to lug, satin-brushed finish
Fixed bracelet bars
Steel case back
Bidirectional rotating bezel in titanium with ceramic disc, 60-minute retrograde graduation for navigation by successive stages
Titanium crown, adorned with the TUDOR shield in relief
Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Navy blue

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5602
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds function for precise time setting

Bracelet
Fabric strap with self-gripping fastening system, navy blue with grey central thread
Additional navy blue rubber strap with woven motif and titanium buckle, included in the box

The Abingdon Co. Jane & Nadia

The Abingdon Co. is adding three models to its new Tactical watch line, Jane, and two models to its new SCUBA Dive line, Nadia, in celebration of its fourteen year anniversary: November 3, 2021. Designed and final assembled in Las Vegas, Nevada, the new Jane timepiece is American built with an Ameriquartz movement by FTS, an Arizona-based movement supplier/assembler.

The Jane and Nadia timepieces are the first watches by The Abingdon Co. to have a bi-directional inner compass as well as a ruler built into the back of the strap and case back. Both timepieces have a compact 35mm case size combined with a robust 20ATM (660 ft) water-resistance not often found in such a condensed package.

The Abingdon Co. Jane Tactical Watch

Beginning with aviator watches for women fourteen years ago, The Abingdon Co. is further expanding its reach to offer purpose-built watches for women in the outdoors and tactical markets with the introduction of Jane. Jane was designed and tested by nine customers who are active in the outdoors and military industries. They are all existing customers of The Abingdon Co. and have occupations ranging from farmer to secret service.

Four women have military backgrounds and the other five are civilian. It took three years to build and test Jane to be the best tactical watch offered for women, combining structural integrity of a brushed 316L Stainless Steel case and screw down crowns with a hardened sapphire crystal.

The Abingdon Co. Jane Tactical Watch

Together with military time conversion, standard and metric rulers, a bi-directional compass, glow-in-the-dark dial markings, day and date display, a diver’s bezel, and its Ameriquartz Caliber 7122 quartz movement, Jane is built to be as tough as the women whose wrists she will adorn.

The new much-anticipated dive watch, Nadia, which originally debuted in 2019, will now available in a second black and pink version called Black Abyss along with its first white and blue color combination, Whitewater. Powered by the Seiko TMI NH06 Automatic movement, Nadia has a 40+ hour power reserve and can dive down to depths of 20ATM.

The Abingdon Co. Nadia

Two screw-down crowns assist in maintaining the water resistance while also controlling the time function and a bi-directional compass. The 16mm silicone strap has been intentionally elongated to fit over not only wet suits, but also thicker dry suits.

The Abingdon Co. Nadia

Following the launch on The Navy Exchange in late October, The Abingdon Co. is developing more emphasis on women in the military. With the NEXCOM launch, current and retired military can use their veteran’s discounts while shopping online for Abingdon watches on the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine exchange websites.

The Jane enforces the intentions of The Abingdon Co. to support women in the armed forces. For years, many servicewomen have been wearing Abingdon watches and have been active in telling the company what is lacking in the watch world for them. Taking their input and building a women’s tactical watch was an answer to the needs and desires of American troops.

The Jane will be available in Covert, Mission, and Outlaw and are available online through theabingdonco.com and certain authorized retail partners. In addition, both Jane and Nadia will come with a 5 Year Limited Warranty and is eligible for the MX2 Maintenance Plan and I2 2 Year Insurance Plan.

The Jane is now available for purchase for $629.00 USD at http://www.TheAbingdonCo.com. The Nadia is now available for purchase for $829.00 USD.

Technical details

Model: Jane Tactical Watch

Movement
Ameriquartz Cal. 7122 Quartz Movement

Functions
Day/Date display
Military Time Conversion
3 Hands

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case and crown in brushed silver or gold
35mm wide
14mm thick
Screw-down stainless steel caseback
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass
Water-resistance: 20 ATM (660 ft)
Bi-directional compass inner bezel
Unidirectional outer bezel
2 Screw-locked double gasket crowns
Super-Luminova hour markings and hands
Ruler-etched caseback and strap

Model: Nadia Dive Watch

Movement
Seiko TMI NH06 Japanese automatic movement
Day/Date display
40+ hour power reserve
3 Hands

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case and crown in brushed silver or black
35mm wide
14mm thick
Screw-down stainless steel caseback
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 20 ATM (660 ft)
Bi-directional compass inner bezel
Uni-directional outer bezel
2 screw-locked double gasket crowns
Super-Luminova hour markings and hands
Ruler-etched caseback and strap

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

The DS PH200M is one of the most popular timepieces in the Certina collection. The brand has now released a smaller version with 39mm diameter case.

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

In the premiere model in the new line, refined mother-of-pearl, black ceramic and sparkling diamonds join a strap fashioned from sustainable #tide ocean material®. Inside, a state-of-the-art automatic movement fitted with an antimagnetic NivachronTM balance spring ensures maximum reliability. In March 2021, the Swiss brand conducted an international competition that allowed its followers, for the first time, to influence the design of a Certina watch.

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

The 39mm diameter watch appears in a round stainless steel case with a black, iridescent mother-of-pearl dial with eleven diamond indexes. Functional features include a date window at 3 o’clock, a screw-down crown and a unidirectional rotating bezel with scratch-resistant black ceramic; both the bezel and the rose gold-coloured hands have luminous Super-LumiNova® highlights.

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

The strap and packaging of the watch are made with sustainability in mind. The anthracite-coloured synthetic strap is made from #tide ocean material®. The watch packaging is black and gold and is comprised of environmentally friendly cardboard, which is easily recycled.

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

Like its big sister, DS PH200M 39mm model features a Powermatic 80 movement with an antimagnetic NivachronTM balance spring, which can be admired in this new model through a sapphire crystal case back. It has an exceptional autonomy of 80 hours.

Certina DS PH200M 39MM

Enhanced by the DS Double Security system, the watch offers water resistance up to 200 meters.

Technical details

Model: Certina DS PH200M 39MM
Reference: C036.207.18.126.00

Movement
ETA Powermatic 80.611 automatic movement with Nivachron™ balance spring, Swiss Made
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 80 hours

Case
Polished stainless steel 316L
39 mm rotating bezel in domed black ceramic with rose gold-coloured dive time scale
Screw-down crown
Sapphire crystal case back
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m)

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl dial with white and rose gold-coloured elements and eleven diamond indexes; rose gold-coloured hands and indexes with Super-LumiNova® coating; date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Anthracite-coloured fabric strap made of #tide ocean material® with pin buckle

Special features
DS (Double Security), diamond indexes, fabric strap made from recycled #tide ocean material®, Powermatic 80 movement with Nivachron™ balance spring, design selected by Certina followers

Recommended retail price
CHF 880.00

Peren Nera Rogue

Peren’s brand new timepiece, the Nera Rogue is inspired by an iconic military dive watch.

In the 1960s, the legendary Swiss Maison Blancpain created the Tornek Rayville TR-900 diver for the United States Navy.

Peren Nera Rogue

It was specially developed for the US Navy’s Experimental Diving Unit for use by its Underwater Demolition Team divers, a unit that would later become known as the Navy SEAL’s.

Peren Nera Rogue

Only around 1,000 pieces were made, and most were subsequently destroyed because the watch was using a radioactive element. This timepiece is a rare horological gem and only about 30 pieces exist as on date.

Peren Nera Rogue

Taking inspiration from the legendary TR-900 timepiece, the Peren Nera Rogue is a distinctive hand built automatic Swiss dive watch with unique features.

This Swiss made diving timepiece features a 39mm diameter case made of marine grade stainless steel. The Nera Rogue watch is equipped with a screw-down crown at 3 o’ clock and a black PVD unidirectional rotating bezel. The fluted conical rotating bezel offers supreme grip and smooth operation.

Peren Nera Rogue

The watch is water resistant up to 200m/660ft. It houses an in-house regulated Swiss Automatic Sellita SW200 movement, which provides a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound.

Peren Nera Rogue

Presently, the Peren Nera Rogue watch can be pre-ordered via the brand’s online store. The pre-order price is CHF 449 and the recommended retail price will be CHF 689.00.

Estimated delivery: November 2021.

Technical details

Case
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 12.80mm
Lug to Lug: 48.80mm
Case: Three tone 316L Stainless Steel, drilled lugs
Case finishing: Bead-blasted/brushed/hand polished
Bezel: Black PVD, conical, knurling by hand, rotating unidirectional 120 clicks
Crown: Screw-down, embossed logo
Crystal: Scratchproof Sapphire, 3 AR layer coating
Water resistance: 200m/660ft

Movement
Swiss Automatic Sellita SW200, in-house regulated
Power reserve: 38 Hours

Dial
Metal, embossed indexes, Date, Nera blue
Hands: Brass, white, diamond cut
Lume: BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova®, dial/hands/case

Strap
NATO Leather/Nylon, Steel bracelet, leather

Edition
Edition of 300 pieces worldwide, individually numbered

Origin
Swiss Made

More details at: http://www.perenwatches.com/nerarogue

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

Young watch brand Revelot presents R11 Hexmariner, a dress styled dive watch that reinterprets the designs of iconic diving timepieces like Submariner.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

While maintaining the silhouette of the Sub, the overall case and bracelet of the R11 Hexmariner watch are given more angular and edgy by introducing chamfers and hexes giving an industrial edge to the iconic profile. Both brush & polish metal finishes give this modern tool watch a touch of a classic elegance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The watch is mounted with a unidirectional ceramic bezel with C3/BGW9 Swiss made Super-luminova.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

An anti-reflective chamfered sapphire glass protects the dial side. Instead of the emblematic lollipop hands, the brand has decided to fit a sturdy chamfered sword shaped hands with mirror on the side and brush on the top with a generous dash of Super-Luminova. Same for the Indexes in order to match the drapes; hex shaped chamfered blocks filled with C3 or BGW9 Swiss lume depending on model.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

R11 Hexmariner boasts an embossed Crystal Star pattern dial which harmonizes with the overall design. The watch is also available with a Muonionalusta meteorite dial.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

The R11 is powered with the Seiko NH35 self-winding movement with date display. Fitted with a decorated exhibition caseback, the Revelot Hexmariner offers 200m water resistance.

Revelot R11 Hexmariner

On 19th October this year, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the initial mass production of the R11 Hexmariner watch. During this one month long crowd-funding drive, the brand is offering a special launch price of $279.

Technical details

Movement
NH35A with Date

Case
Ceramic bezel insert
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Stainless Steel & Cusn8 bronze variants
200M water resistant
Decorated exhibition caseback

Dial
3D embossed Crystal star dial & Muonionalusta meteorite dial
Sword shaped hands with brush top & polish sides
Polished Hex chamfered indexes
C3 or BGW9 Super-Luminova applied

Bracelet/strap
Interchangeable chamfered bracelet with brush & polish finish
Interchangeable dust resistant silicone strap

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revelotllc/revelot-hexmariner-dress-styled-dive-watches-of-the-stars

ORIENT STAR Diver 1964 Limited Edition, Reference: RE-AU0501B

ORIENT STAR, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021, is launching the Diver 1964 model from its ORIENT STAR Sports Collection with a limited edition of just 500 pieces worldwide.

The Diver 1964 model reflects this proud history, reproducing the original design of the Olympia Calendar Diver model, released in 1964, with an upgrade to contemporary diver’s watch specifications. This exceptional model combines a vintage design with ORIENT STAR’s latest high-performance in-house movement.

ORIENT STAR Diver 1964 Limited Edition

The Diver 1964 is based on the Olympia Calendar Diver launched in 1964 after several years of development work for divers’ models that started from the early 1960s. It joins the ORIENT STAR Sports Collection, established in 2019.

The Diver 1964 reproduces the same features of the original model: a rotating bezel made of solid stainless steel, three-dimensionally cut indices, an arrow-shaped hand, and a case shape with sharp lugs, while offering significantly improved water resistance compared to the original model’s 40 meters.

ORIENT STAR Diver 1964 Limited Edition

This new model’s water resistance has been upgraded to 200 meters – compliant with ISO standards for air diving watches. Refined qualities such as a screw down crown and screw case back, a dual curved sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating, are also required to meet the standard of authentic divers’ watches.

The mechanical movement has also been upgraded. In contrast to the hand-wound movement in the original 1964 model, this new model has a contemporary automatic movement for increased usability. This in-house caliber F6N47 provides stable high accuracy and 50-hour power reserve. Another new feature is the indicator which shows the power reserve’s remaining running time. Most ORIENT STAR models come with a power reserve indicator as standard, however it’s rare to find this feature on diver’s watches.

ORIENT STAR Diver 1964 Limited Edition

The comparatively compact 40.2 mm diameter case, the pure steel colored rotating bezel, and the black dial create an understated look, making it ideal for everyday use. The metal bracelet uses the same high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) as the case, providing a substantial presence and a comfortable fit. The trifold clasp comes with push button, security latch and divers’ extension, making the watch practical to use for sports activities and urban life.

The Diver 1964 model is available in a worldwide limited edition of 500 pieces and each watch has a serial number engraved on the case back.

Technical details

Collection: Sports
Series name: Diver 1964
Reference: RE-AU0501B

Movement
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6N47 made in Japan
Power reserve: 50 hours
Accuracy:+25 seconds ~ -15 seconds per day
Second hand hacking
22 jewels

Case
Material: Stainless steel (SUS316L)
Case size: 40.2 mm / thickness 14.5 mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Case back: Limited edition and serial number engraving
Glass: dual curved sapphire crystal AR (anti-reflective) coating

Dial
Black dial
Luminous Light
Date at 3 o’ clock
Power reserve indicator

Strap
Stainless steel (SUS316L) / trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch, diverʼs extension
Width: 20 mm

Edition
Limited edition of 500 pieces

Other features
Air Diver’s 200 m (ISO standard)

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY

The Ocean Star 200C trio by Swiss watch brand Mido is a series of adventurous-spirited water-sports watches that combine cutting-edge technology, the best materials and high-end finishes.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY

Each timepiece from the Mido Ocean Star 200C trilogy features a matt dial decorated with a rippled texture. Their dials come in three shades that provide a sporty yet urban look: blue, grey and a radiant green – a completely new colour for Mido.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY

The Ocean Star 200C has a latest-generation automatic movement, the Caliber 80(ETA C07.621 base), which offers an exceptional power reserve of up to 80 hours.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY

For displaying time, the watch features three centrally positioned hands, respectively for hour, minutes and seconds. The movement also drives the day-date display at 3 o’ clock. Both the hands and the applied dot hour-markers an embedded with white Super-LumiNova®.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY diving watch with blue dial

The unidirectional bezel is mounted with a graduated ring made of ceramic. This scratchproof material stands out for its incredible physical properties, which include resistance to thermal shock and an exceptional hardness that guarantees its long-term stability.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY diving watch with grey dial

The color of bezel insert perfectly harmonizes with the dial color. Mido Ocean Star 200C watches have a robust stainless steel case that is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY diving watch with green dial

Dressed in a 42.5mm diameter satin-finished and polished case, the watch is fitted with sapphire crystal front glass, screwed caseback and screw-down crown and. The case back is adorned with a polished starfish in relief.

MIDO OCEAN STAR 200C TRILOGY case back

The Ocean Star 200C comes with a stainless steel bracelet featuring three links and folding clasp. The outer links of the bracelet are satin-finished and the centre links are polished.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo
Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy
Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Functions
Hour, minute and seconds
Day and date

Case
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, Ø42.5 mm, 2 parts, unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic ring and 60-minute graduations, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, case back engraved with polished starfish in relief, engraved serial number, screwed case back and crown, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

Dial
M042.430.11.091.00: Green with matt finish, “waves” decor in relief, individually applied indexes coated with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.
M042.430.11.041.00: Blue with matt finish, “waves” decor in relief, individually applied indexes coated with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.
M042.430.11.081.00: Grey with matt finish, “waves” decor in relief, individually applied indexes coated with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.

Hands
Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with central groove and white Super-LumiNova®, diamond-cut sweep-seconds hand with white Super-LumiNova®.

Bracelet
Satin-finished bracelet and polished central link, with folding clasp and diving extension in stainless steel.

Filip & Co DIVER 55

Cleveland, Ohio (USA) based watch brand Filip & Co presents DIVER 55, a collection of stylish, functional and durable diving timepieces. Made of 316L stainless steel, this timepiece is 200 meter water resistant and suitable for recreational diving activities and other water sports events.

Its case measures 43mm in diameter and secured with a solid stainless steel case-back on the rear side and a sapphire crystal glass on the front. The screwed-in crown at 3H is protected with crowd-guards. The case surface highlights satin-finish.

Filip & Co DIVER 55  automatic watch

The Filip & Co DIVER 55 watch is equipped with the workhorse ETA 2824-2 mechanical automatic movement made in Switzerland. The DIVER 55 features a unidirectional rotating dive bezel with 120 clicks. Made of ceramic, the bezel insert is available in all-black and bi color options (black with blue or green).

The watch is available with two dial styles: Black Sunburst or Flat Black Dial. Both dials feature silver Super-Luminova index markers, silver sword-shaped luminous hands for hour and minutes. The central sweep second hand features lumed arrow-tip and rectangular counter weight. Depending upon the version, the second hand features green, white, blue or red color. The dial also has a hexagon-shaped date window at 6 o’ clock.

Filip & Co DIVER 55  watch case back

DIVER 55 comes fitted with a five rows 4-millimeter thick stainless steel bracelet or carbon fiber over silicon strap. In total, the brand offers 12 variants of this diving timepiece. Its stainless steel bracelet is secured with a single fold-over deployment clasp. The stitching of black carbon fiber style strap is in the same color of the seconds hand. This strap is fitted with a single fold-over deployment clasp.

The Filip & Co DIVER 55 has a retail price of US $ 2,295 with carbon fiber style strap and US $ 2,395 with stainless steel bracelet.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

Austin, Texas based watch brand Dufrane presents Deep Eddy, a stylish diving timepiece with 200 meters water resistance. Equipped with the Swiss Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement, this stainless steel wristwatch is available in two dial versions: Lagoon and Dune.

This robust yet elegant tool watch takes its name from Deep Eddy pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. The ‘Lagoon’ dial is inspired by the aquamarine color of the pool where as the ‘Dune’ dial reminds us the earthy brown grass that surround the area.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a marine grade (316L) stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness (14.4mm with glass), 22mm lug width and 47.6mm lug to lug length. At 3H, the watch features a 7mm screw-down crown, secured with 2 gaskets. The watch case is satin-brush finished, with polished chamfering on the bezel, case and lugs.

The watch is topped with a double domed sapphire crystal glass with two layers of anti-reflective coating. The screw-down case back is made of 316L stainless steel case. Its unidirectional bezel is topped with an anodized aluminium bezel insert with C3 Lume markers.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

Its dial features large, applied hour-marker indices recessed into angled chapter ring and embedded with Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The 12H hour-marker is triangle shaped. The markers representing 3, 6 and 9 are rectangular and the remaining hour markers are round-shaped. The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut polished steel and features Swiss SuperLumiNova C3. The diamond-cut orange seconds hand stands out with a reverse lollipop style.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

The Swiss Sellita SW200-1 Élaboré grade automatic movement has a power reserve of 38 hours. It is endowed with excellent shock proof features like Incabloc. Beating at 28’800 vph, this movement has hacking seconds function for precise time setting. The Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic watch features a date display at 3H. However, the customer has the choice of ordering a non-date version too.

Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic Dive Watch

The watch comes with a comfortable silicone strap. The Deep Eddy is priced at $499 with a custom silicone strap, or $599 inclusive of optional SEL bracelet and leather strap. Presently, it is available for pre-order with estimated delivery in September this year.

All Dufrane Deep Eddy Automatic dive watches will be assembled and tested in Austin, Texas.

For more details, please visit Dufrane watches online store.

Technical details

Case
Marine Grade 316L Steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12mm
Lug width: 22mm
Crown: 7mm 2X gasket, screw down
Double domed, sapphire crystal glass with 2X AR coating
Marine grade 316L steel screw down case back
Unidirectional bezel with engraved Aluminum w/C3 Lume
Water resistance: 20ATM (656ft/200m)

Dial
Lagoon/ Dune
Hour and minute hands: Diamond-cut polished steel, lume filled
Seconds hand: Diamond-cut orange lume reverse lollipop
Lume: Swiss SuperLumiNova C3

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic
Power Reserve- 38 Hours
Regulated Accuracy- +/- 8 sec/day

Strap
Silicone strap

Link to the product page: https://www.dufranewatches.com/products/deep-eddy-dive-watch?ktk=MDZqc3JHLTNmNTI3ZDk5MjZi

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

To create this impressive timepiece, Ulysse Nardin has blended the characteristics of its two distinct watch families: DIVER and EXECUTIVE SKELETON.

The Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON is an exclusive edition of skeleton diving watches. It is limited to 175 timepieces, all numbered. all of Ulysse Nardin’s DIVERS, the DIVER X SKELETON is designed to withstand atmospheric pressures up to 20 ATM (200 meters).

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

The watch is equipped with a concave inverted unidirectional rotating bezel, which protects the domed sapphire glass against untimely impacts.

The completely redesigned self-winding UN-371 movement is visible through the 44mm case. Originally designed for the EXECUTIVE SKELETON collection, it has been improved by the addition of an oscillating weight in the shape of the Ulysse Nardin’s iconic X. There is also a barrel cover placed at midday with a blue Carbonium®, which is the same as the bezel. The hours, minutes and seconds hands are coated with Superluminova.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

Creating the dial interface of the DIVER X SKELETON in the shape of the blue PVD X was one of the most technical and complex developments ever undertaken by Ulysse Nardin. The hour markers had to be secretly connected to the dial, so they appear to be floating.

To achieve the sensation of depth, overlaid layers were used to emphasize the tiered construction of the central “X”. Different levels of finish were also employed to cause a play of light, which was amplified by the transparency of the skeleton movement.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

The case, microbeaded on the sides with satin polished lugs, has been coated in blue PVD. Orange details, such as the hourmarkers, the internal lines of Ulysse Nardin’s signature “X” and the protective rubber around the crown, add vibrant pops of colour and emphasize the model’s sports origins.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

On the bezel, Ulysse Nardin has used blue Carbonium®, a material originally used on its FREAK X. Carbonium® is an extremely light weight aerospace material and among the most robust and durable materials ever developed by scientists. It is made from the same fibers as those used for the fuselage and wings of the latest generation of aircraft.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

Because its manufacturing process involves using waste materials, it has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon. This high-performance material is created using a complex process which involves subjecting carbon fibers, which have a diameter of only 7µm, to high pressure and temperature conditions. The process causes the fibers to form a pattern that is unique to each watch.

The DIVER X SKELETON comes on a rubber strap in either ocean blue or supercharged orange with an element adorned with the Ulysse Nardin anchor also in orange.

Technical details

Model: DIVER X SKELETON

References
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3B (Orange strap)
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3A (Blue Strap)

Movement
UN-372 caliber
Automatic movement
Extra-large silicon oscillator
Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance
Skeleton movement
X Dial
171 components
23 jewels
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 V/H
Power reserve: 96 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Titanium Blue PVD
Bezel: blue Carbonium®
Diameter: 44 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 200 m

Strap
Blue or orange rubber strap

Price
21’000 CHF / 19’300 EUR / 22’200 USD / 18’050 GBP

Edition
Limited edition of 175 timepieces

DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl

In 1967, DOXA became the first watch brand to put an orange dial on a diver’s watch. More than 50 years after its initial launch, rich with a unique history, the legendary SUB is now available for the first time totally in white.

Refreshingly sporty, the new SUB 200 Whitepearl from DOXA is a true classic. More than a trend, everywhere in fashion, white stands for a return to purity and simplicity that never ceases to inspire.

DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl

White now joins the 6 dial colors already offered in the SUB 200, SUB 300 and SUB 1500T collections. True to the DOXA tradition of evocative designators, like Sharkhunter or Searambler, it also comes with a name of its own: Whitepearl.

DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl

The 42mm case, made of the highest quality 316L stainless steel, features a domed, scratch-resistant ‘glass box’ sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a screw-down crown.

The SUB 200 is water-resistant to 200 meters (≈650 feet) and all dive-related displays have a white Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure excellent readability in low-light diving conditions. Equipped with a Swiss automatic movement, the SUB 200 offers a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.

DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl

The SUB 200 Whitepearl is available in two versions: either with the iconic DOXA stainless steel ‘rice bead’ mesh bracelet with folding clasp, or with a sportier, supple and durable rubber strap in Whitepearl White with distinctive DOXA signs on both sides and a pin buckle. The rubber strap is now also available in two sizes, Standard and Small.

DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl

The watch retails at CHF 990.00 for the version with the stainless steel ‘rice bead’ bracelet, and CHF 950.00 for the version with the rubber strap.

Technical details

Model: SUB 200 Whitepearl

References
799.10.011.23 (white, rubber strap – strap size: Standard)
799.15.011.23 (white, rubber strap – strap size: Small)
799.10.011.10 (white, stainless steel bracelet)

Case
Stainless steel 316L
Diameter: 42mm
Crystal: ‘Glass box’ sapphire
Unidirectional rotating bezel, lug width: 19mm
Stainless steel screw-down case back – Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 200 meters, 20 ATM/bar (about 650 feet)

Dial
Painted indices treated with a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating
Hands treated with a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating
Painted outer minute track
Bezel: Stainless steel with a sapphire insert – unidirectional rotation

Movement
Swiss, mechanical self-winding
Power reserve: about 48 hours

Indications
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Bracelet
2 options
– Stainless steel ‘rice bead’ bracelet with a folding buckle featuring a diver’s extension and the ‘DOXA fish’ symbol
– Rubber strap in Whitepearl White (2 sizes available: Standard and Small) to match the dial color
Pin buckle featuring the ‘DOXA fish’ symbol

Suggested retail price
CHF 990.00: for the version with the stainless steel ‘rice bead’ bracelet
CHF 950.00: for the version with the rubber strap

HVD SpectreDiver

Co-founded by Travis Tan and his wife Vivian Ko, HVD is a Singapore based watch brand. Recently, it has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for promoting the brand’s debut watch collection, the SpectreDiver.

HVD SpectreDiver watch

Inspired by the designs of vintage tool watches, this versatile timepiece houses a hand-wound movement. Featuring a classic stainless steel case with bubble-dome plexiglass crystal and a vintage scratched dial, the SpectreDiver pays tribute to the versatility and durability of the diving watches manufactured during the 1950s and 1960s.

HVD SpectreDiver kickstarter

The SpectreDiver features a vintage 40mm case. Each vintage scratched dial is individually hand-embellished, so no two dials are ever the same.

HVD SpectreDiver watch kickstarter campaign

Its boat-shaped hour and minute hands as well as the 12 applied hour-markers are treated with Swiss Super-Luminova for ensuring visibility of the dial indications.

HVD SpectreDiver diving watch 200m

The 2.5 mm thick domed plexiglass is reminiscent of the crystals of vintage timepieces. The movement beating inside each timepiece is the Swiss-made hand wound calibre SW210-1. Beats at 28,800 vph, this 19-jewel mechanical manual winding engine provides a power reserve of 42 hours.

HVD SpectreDiver

Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch is equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel featuring a triangle 0/60 marker with lumed dot. The watch boasts alternative brushed and polished finishing on the case.

HVD SpectreDiver manual-winding dive watch

The HVD SpectreDiver watch is available in three colorways: Emerald, Onyx, and Moonstone.

Presently, for the backers of its Kickstarter online fund raising project, HVD is offering a special discount price starting from $399. The campaign was launched on July 5th, 2021 for two weeks. In future, the retail price will be $579.

HVD SpectreDiver watch hands on

Please visit the HVD SpectreDiver Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

Technical details

Model: HVD SpectreDiver

Case
316L surgical-grade stainless steel case
120-click unidirectional bezel
Dome plexiglass crystal
Water resistance to 200m (660ft) / 20ATM
Push-pull crown with custom engraved logo

Dimensions
40mm case diameter
10mm case thickness + 2.5mm dome crystal thickness
20mm lug width tapers to 16mm at clasp
48mm lug-to-lug

Movement
Sellita SW210-1 hand-winding movement (28,800 bhp)

Dial
Individual hand-textured dials with applied indexes
Swiss Super-Luminova

Bracelet
316L surgical-grade stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks
Push-button clasp with 3 micro-adjustment slots
Included: Full-grain calf-leather pouch + Tool for sizing bracelet

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

TUDOR’s brand new Black Bay Ceramic model is a symbol of the brand’s technical expertise. With a case in matt black ceramic, a Manufacture Calibre and a Master Chronometer certification from METAS, this creation certifies the iconic Swiss brand’s expert command of one of the industry’s most demanding standards in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic wrist shot

TUDOR has successfully submitted its Black Bay Ceramic model for tests to obtain a Master Chronometer certification as part of a constant bid to improve the quality of its products. This is the first application of this standard to a watch in the TUDOR collection. This certification, which requires a substantial number of changes to the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre, will mean that TUDOR will be able to offer accreditation by an independent body, confirming the excellent quality of its watches.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Provided by Federal Institute of Metrology in Switzerland, METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Its standards are incredibly high, starting with precision. In order to qualify, a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day (0 +5), that is to say 5 seconds less than the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) (-4 +6) carried out on a single movement and a second less than TUDOR’s internal standard, which is applied to the brand’s models with a Manufacture Calibre (-2 +4). The certification also guarantees the timekeeping accuracy of a watch subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Finally, it also guarantees that the waterproof capability claimed by the manufacturer is as per the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) standard 22810:2010, as does the power reserve of each Master Chronometer watch.

It should also be noted that two prerequisites are necessary before the certification can be obtained: Swiss manufacturing must comply with the criteria of Swiss Made, and the movement must be certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

All the tests and prerequisites leading to the Master Chronometer certification, which the Black Bay Ceramic has achieved, are summarised below:

  • Swiss Made
  • Certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC)
  • Precision at two temperatures, in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%
  • Smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss and precision following exposure
  • Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft) in accordance with ISO standard 22810:2010
  • 70-hour power reserve

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic watch

Aesthetically, the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic combines contemporary, high-tech details with subtle references to its significant heritage. Its 41mm diameter matt black monobloc ceramic case has sand-blasted surfaces with bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast, and is finished with very pronounced lines. The insert of its rotatable bezel is also in black ceramic with a sunray satin finish.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

The engraved graduations in matching tones offer a complementary additional matt detail, which responds subtly to changes in light. Its dial is also black on black, the only contrast being its applied hour markers with off-white luminescent material.

Finally, a hybrid leather and rubber strap, black of course, with a “Snowflake” motif on the inside and folding clasp, as well as a complimentary black fabric strap with cream band completes the stealthy black look of this model.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic watch with hybrid leather strap

 

The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U, which powers the Black Bay Ceramic, displays hour, minute and seconds functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres but is entirely in black, in line with the general appearance of the watch, emphasising its distinctive performance.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic movement

Its rotor in black tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Its build is designed to ensure robustness and precision, as is its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixing. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U is able to function within a tolerance range of 5 seconds (0 +5).

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Ceramic adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR diving watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Ceramic
Reference 79210CNU

Case
41 mm matt black ceramic case with micro-blasted finish and monobloc middle case
Open case back in black-PVD-treated 316L steel with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in black-PVD-treated 316L steel with 60-minute graduated disc in black ceramic with sunray satin finish and engraved markings and numerals
Screw-down winding crown in black-PVD-treated 316L steel, with the TUDOR rose in relief and circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: Certified 70 hours by METAS

Precision
Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Master Chronometer Certification from METAS

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Hybrid leather and rubber strap with 316L steel folding clasp and safety catch in black PVD-treated 316L steel
Additional black fabric strap with cream band and black PVD-treated 316L steel buckle, included in the box

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

TUDOR has launched a bronze version of its famous Black Bay Fifty-Eight model, featuring for the first time a bronze bracelet fitted with a new clasp with rapid adjustment system. Boasting a nautical inspired “brown-bronze” colour palette, this extra-ordinary timepiece is available exclusively in around fifty TUDOR boutiques throughout the world. This new model is equipped with the in-house self-winding calibre MT5400.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight model comes with a 39 mm bronze case. Its material choice is an aesthetic nod to the bronzes on old ships and other deep-sea diving equipment. Its proportions are based on the first TUDOR divers’ watches dating from the second half of the 1950s, particularly the famous 7924 reference or “Big Crown”, the first TUDOR watch to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), presented in 1958.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The case of Black Bay Bronze has an entirely satin-brushed finish that guarantees the homogeneous development of this patina.

The combination of a domed dial in matt “brown-bronze”, shaded concentrically from the exterior towards the centre, and a bezel presenting the same gold accents found on the hands and hour markers, completes the face of this model.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model marks the first time that the brand has produced a bracelet entirely from bronze. Its satin-brushed links adopting the style of TUDOR bracelets of the 1950s and ’60s, with rivets, are coordinated with the case and will develop a patina at the same pace.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

A new bronze clasp, also satin-brushed, with a redesigned cover and TUDOR “T-fit” rapid adjustment system for the length, completes the total bronze look. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering 5 positions, this practical system allows wearers of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze to carry out a fine, instant adjustment on an adjustment window along the entire length of the 8 mm bracelet.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Inspired the brand’s naval heritage, TUDOR presents a free complimentary strap with its Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model. This “brown-bronze” woven jacquard strap carries the signature central yellow thread. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, this fabric strap’s manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The Manufacture Calibre MT5400 has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres: Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Equipped with a variable inertia balance and a non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. In fact, where COSC allows an average variation in the daily running of a watch of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time in a single movement, TUDOR insists on between -2 and +4 seconds’ variation in its running when it is completely assembled.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. It adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, its unprotected crown and the holes of the bars that pass through the horns are inspired by that of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition
Reference 79012M

Case
Bronze case, 39 mm in diameter, 11.9 mm thick, 48 mm from lug to lug, satin-brushed finish
Bronze coloured PVD-treated steel case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel in bronze with 60-minute graduated matt “brown-bronze” anodised aluminium disc
Screw-down, bronze winding crown, engraved with the TUDOR rose
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
“Brown-bronze”, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds function for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted bronze bracelet, satin-brushed finish
Complimentary “brown-bronze” fabric strap with band and bronze buckle, included in the box

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

To mark the resumption of the championships, Swiss watch brand Mido is presenting the Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition and reinforcing the shared vision and exceptional values that tie it to the sport: aesthetics, performance and precision.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

This unique model, which offers formidable water-resistance of up to 20 bar (200 m/660 ft), also features a superior power reserve of up to 80 hours thanks to the Caliber 80, which is protected by a screwed case back engraved with the Red Bull Cliff Diving logo.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

Its blue vertical-brushed dial recalls the colours of the ocean depths, while touches of orange – Mido’s signature shade – add energy to its streamlined sporty look. This watch is available in a  limited edition of 500 pieces.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

Mido and Red Bull Cliff Diving formed a partnership in 2019 underpinned by extreme precision, performance and aesthetics. For over a century, Mido watches have coupled the best technology with timeless lines.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, meanwhile, brings together the very best freediving competitors. Leaping from heights of up to 27 m, these exceptional athletes execute masterful movements while confronting gravity head-on.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

The new Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition is a watch of champions and a companion of all sporting feats. Its blue dial – with brushed vertical finishes seemingly showing the downwards trajectory – is crossed by an orange seconds hand. This bright shade also brings out the ‘Caliber 80’ inscription and the stitching of the blue synthetic textile strap, which is particularly resistant.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

White Super-LumiNova® adorns the polished indexes, the hands and the dot at 12 o’clock on the bezel, ensuring optimum visibility in the darkest depths. Silver-coloured indications stand out against the blue aluminium of the unidirectional rotating bezel. Meanwhile, the day and date appear in an aperture at 3 o’clock. For optimum readability at all times, the sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

The stainless steel case of the Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition brilliantly alternates shiny and satin-finished surfaces. Crafted specifically for diving, the watch offers proven resistance of up to 20 bar (200 m/660 ft), thanks in particular to its screwed crown and case back.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

The Caliber 80 offers exceptional autonomy, with up to 80 hours of power reserve. This limited and numbered edition of 500 timepieces comes in a special Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series case.

Mido Ocean Star 200 Red Bull Cliff Diving Limited Edition (reference M026.430.17.041.00)

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + day. Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Case
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue aluminium ring and silver-coloured markings, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø42.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown and case back with‘Red Bull Cliff Diving’ logo, engraved serial number + limited edition number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

Dial
Blue, vertical brushed, polished applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.
Hands: Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with central grooves and white Super-LumiNova®, seconds hand with orange varnished tip and white Super-LumiNova®.

Strap
Blue technical synthetic fabric (textile effect), orange stitching, satin-finished and polished pin buckle stamped with the Mido logo.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

Highlighting a magnificent khaki colour theme and built using modern manufacturing techniques, the Ocean Star Tribute boasts a 1960s look.

The collection pays homage to the marine world and to Mido’s water-resistance expertise, which has been renowned since the 1930s. Its ‘glassbox’ style of sapphire crystal is a nod to the Mido watches from the 1960s, while the best of modern technology further enhances its performance.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

Super-LumiNova® ensures readability, its rotating bezel features a khaki aluminium ring, the movement is powered by the formidable Caliber 80, and the watch is water-resistant to 20 bar (200 m/660 ft). With this timepiece, lovers of diving watches can endlessly ride the vintage wave.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

At Europe’s southernmost tip stands the Europa Point Lighthouse. Its powerful beam of light helps sailors to find their bearings on the often-rough waters between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Created by Mido in 1944, the Ocean Star collection is characterised by its reliability, just like this monument, built to safely guide men as they embark on new maritime conquests.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

The new Ocean Star Tribute revives the legendary spirit of the diving watches of the 1960s. Its retro look brings the style of yesteryear to the wrist, with an ultra-resistant ‘glassbox’ sapphire crystal and a particularly sporty fabric strap with white stitching. Paired with this vintage air, the new highly contemporary khaki colour of the Ocean Star Tribute serves as a reminder that the adventure is happening right here, right now.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

The Ocean Star Tribute’s round 40.5 mm case in fully polished steel adds shine to this inspiring and inspired watch. The dial is topped by a unidirectional rotating bezel featuring a khaki aluminium ring – a characteristic feature of its diving ancestry. To ensure perfect readability even in the ocean’s depths, the bezel, indexes and hands are adorned with white Super-LumiNova®.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

The hour and minute hands are flat diamond-cut, while the seconds hand is varnished in orange, the iconic Mido colour. Particularly useful in day-to-day life, the day and date are displayed in an aperture at 3 o’clock.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

An engraved polished starfish in relief, the historical symbol of the Ocean Star and its exceptional water-resistance, adorns the case back of this watch that promises a wealth of sporting emotions. The watch has a water-resistance up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

Mido Ocean Star Tribute, With Khaki Dial and Green Fabric Strap (reference M026.830.18.091.00)

The Ocean Star Tribute is driven by the Caliber 80, which offers exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo
Functions: HMSD + day
Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy
Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Case
Polished stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with khaki aluminium ring, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø40.5 mm, 2 pieces
Box sapphire crystal
Screwed crown and case back with polished starfish in relief, engraved serial number
Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

Dial
Khaki, printed indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock
Hands: Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, orange varnished seconds hand with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Green fabric strap with white stitching
Polished pin buckle embossed with the Mido logo

Glashütte Original SeaQ Reed Green

Glashütte Original has launched a new SeaQ automatic diving watch in a rich reed green theme. This sporty timepiece is compliant with the DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 standards for diver’s watches and thus meets the German and international standards of quality.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Reed Green diving watch

The new SeaQ line draws inspiration from Spezimatic Type RP TS 200 (circa 1969), the first diving watch from Glashütte Original. Its water resistance of 20 bar (200 meters) ensures that the SeaQ is well equipped to handle variations in pressure. Its 39-11 automatic manufactory movement delivers precision, reliability and resistance.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Reed Green automatic dive watch

The reed green rotating bezel with ceramic inlay offers exceptional scratch resistance, while Super-LumiNova on the hands, numerals and indexes ensures optimal legibility under all lighting conditions.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Reed Green diving watch green dial

Cool stainless steel, characteristic facets and distinctive fluting lend sporty accents and form a contrast to the shimmering, reed green dial. A choice of different straps makes it a simple matter to adapt the watch to the wearer’s individual style. Launched initially in North America, the watch is now available worldwide.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Reed Green diver's watch 200 meters water resistant

Technical details

Model name: SeaQ Reed Green
Launch year: 2021

Movement
Calibre 39-11 automatic with finely finished movement
Dimensions: Ø 26 mm, height 4.3 mm
Balance: screwless balance rim
Oscillating Frequency: 28,800 vph, equivalent to 4 Hz
Running time: 40 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 25 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic winding, hour/minute/second (centre), second stop, date, exquisitely finished movement, Glashütte stripe finish, skeletonized rotor, bevelled edges, polished steel parts, polished screws, swan-neck fine adjustment

Functions
Hour, minute and second, second stop, date

Special features
Compliant with DIN 8306 / ISO 6425 diver’s watch standards

Case
Polished/satin-brushed stainless steel, rotating bezel with ceramic inlay, case back closed and engraved, water resistant up to 20 bar
Diameter: 39.5 mm, height: 12.15 mm

Dial
Green lacquer, applied numerals and indexes with Super- LumiNova inlays
Hands: Inlaid with Super-LumiNova

Straps
Black rubber or grey synthetic strap, both with pin buckle or fold fastener; metal bracelet in stainless steel

Reference numbers
1-39-11-13-83-08 (with synthetic strap and pin buckle)
1-39-11-13-83-34 (with synthetic strap and fold fastener)
1-39-11-13-83-06 (with rubber strap and pin buckle)
1-39-11-13-83-33 (with rubber strap and fold fastener)
1-39-11-13-83-70 (with metal bracelet in stainless steel)

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor

German luxury watch manufacture Glashütte Original extends its SeaQ line of diving watches by unveiling a bi-colour model.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor diving watch hands on

The new SeaQ in bi-colour goes back to the brand’s very first diver’s watch, the Spezimatic Typ RP TS 200 from 1969. The sporty watch in stainless steel and yellow gold takes up the original look of the Spezimatic and adapts it for today’s active men and discerning women.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor diving watch

The SeaQ watch has a water resistance of 200 meters. It passed the rigorous DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 tests required for certification as a professional diver’s watch, and thus meets both German and international standards of quality.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor stainless steel and yellow gold diving watch

Cool stainless steel in combination with a rotating bezel in solid yellow gold makes a powerful impression. Shimmering golden numerals and hands provide warm accents and form a contrast with the deep blue dial. Different strap versions make it easy to adapt the watch to one’s personal style.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor diving watch 200 meters water resistance

The rotating bezel with a deep blue ceramic inlay offers exceptional scratch resistance, while Super-LumiNova on the hands, numerals and indexes enables optimal legibility under all lighting conditions.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor automatic dive watch made in Germany

Dressed in a 39.5mm diameter case, this SeaQ diving watch houses the 39-11 automatic manufactory movement.

Glashütte Original SeaQ Bicolor automatic watch with 200 metes depth rating

This watch is available worldwide from end of April 2021.

Technical details

Model: SeaQ Bi-color
Launch year: 2021

Movement
Calibre 39-11 automatic with finely finished movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h, corresponds to 4 Hz
Dimensions: Ø 26 mm, height 4.3 mm
Balance: screwless balance rim
Running time: 40 hours (+/- 5 %)
Balance spring: anachron
Shock protection: Incabloc
Jewels: 25 jewel bearings
Additional details: Automatic winding, hour/minute/second (centre), second stop, date, exquisitely finished movement, Glashütte stripe finish, skeletonized rotor, bevelled edges, polished steel parts, polished screws, swan-neck fine adjustment

Functions
Hour, minute and second, second stop, date

Special features
Compliant with DIN 8306 / ISO 6425 diver’s watch standards

Case
Stainless steel/yellow gold, rotating bezel with ceramic inlay, case back closed and engraved, water resistant up to 20 bar
Dimensions: Diameter: 39.5 mm, height: 12.15 mm

Dial
Galvanic blue with sunray finish, applied numeral and indexes with Super-LumiNova inlays
Hands: Inlaid with Super-LumiNova

Straps
Black rubber or blue synthetic strap, both with pin buckle or fold fastener

Reference number
1-39-11-10-90-08 (with synthetic strap and pin buckle)
1-39-11-10-90-34 (with synthetic strap and fold fastener)
1-39-11-10-90-06 (with rubber strap and pin buckle)
1-39-11-10-90-33 (with rubber strap and fold fastener)

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

British watch brand Pompeak presents its new timepiece, the Sub-Aquatic. Equipped with Swiss movement and designed in Britain, this new series offers exceptional dive watches under £500.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Sub-Aquatic is a recreational dive watch with a water resistance of 200 meters (20 ATM). It comes with a 40mm diameter case made of 904L stainless steel, a superior grade steel alloy.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

The case is aesthetically enhanced with polished and brushed finish. It is equipped with a 120 click unidirectional (only rotate counter clockwise) bezel with a scratch-proof ceramic bezel insert. A diving bezel is a critical component of modern dive watches and used to measure total dive time and decompression stops. The watch also features crown guards for protecting the crown at 3 o’clock.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

The Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch is topped with a double-domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflection coating for ensuring a clear view of the dial. The watch displays basic timekeeping functions with an arrow-shaped hour-hand, a sword-shaped minute hand and a centre-seconds hands featuring red arrow tip. It has a rectangular date-window 3 o’clock.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

For this model, the brand proposes two dial designs. The first option is a 3D textured dial with bold hands and applied indexes, and the Second option is a clear, deep blue/black gradient dial.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

For ensuring the visibility of indications underwater of in the dark conditions, this timepiece features Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 filled hands, indices and bezel. The BGW9 Lume radiates a long-lasting, blue glow in the darkness.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Powering the Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch is a contemporary mechanical self-winding movement made in Switzerland. Known for its reliability and precision, the Sellita SW200-1 movement provides 38 hours power reserve when fully wound. Beats at 28,800 Vibrations per hour, the special features of this 26-jewel automatic movement include: hacking, hand winding and a quick set date function. This work-horse movement is visible through the transparent case back.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Sub-Aquatic is a spectacular blend of British design, high quality materials and Swiss automatic movements, with a price point to contrast the premium features. The watch is available with the choice of a classic stainless steel link bracelet with highly polished center links, complete with a sliding micro adjust clasp or an extremely durable rubber strap with quick release pins.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

To promote the Sub-Aquatic watch collection, Pompeak launched a Kickstarter campaign on 6th April 2021. This is the third online crowd funding campaign from the brand.

Pompeak was founded by two brothers, David and Noah Pomphrey. Earlier, the brand successfully conducted two Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns respectively in 2019 for its minimalistic quartz chronograph collection and in 2020 for the Open-heart automatic collection.

Pompeak Sub-Aquatic Automatic Diving Watch

Promoting their new British-designed, Swiss-powered automatic diving watch collection, the existing campaign is ending on 6th May 2021. During this period the brand is offering special Kickstarter price packages for the new Sub-Aquatic watch.

Please visit Pompeak Sub-Aquatic watch Kickstarter Campaign page for more details.

  • Pledges start at £419 (about $576)

  • Estimated delivery: Nov 2021

Campaign status as on 06 May 2021: Project funded successfully (Pledged £32,333)

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

TUDOR presents a unique new version of its popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight model in 925 silver with an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The name of the radiant Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 model is a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, vintage enthusiasts and those who like objects with a difference, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in silver and to offer an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The use of 925 silver is a first for a TUDOR divers’ watch, and the composition of the chosen alloy is a secret that the brand keeps close to its chest. The properties of this alloy are such that use does not affect the appearance of the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925.

Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect, it possesses an unexpected incandescent brilliance, which can best be admired on the wrist. Its extraordinary texture lends a precious aura to this model, accentuated by its open case back, which enables an appreciation of its Manufacture MT5400 Calibre.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The silver case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also accentuated by its dial, which is taupe in colour, and its matching bezel insert. Numerous silver details add the finishing touches to this model’s delicate face, especially the famous “Snowflake” hands, one of TUDOR’s hallmarks since 1969, as do the graduations and text.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The same colour palette is found on the fabric strap offered with this model. The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products.

Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrated10 years of a partnership that began with the Heritage Chrono – the first model to be fitted with a fabric strap created by the craftsman – that was launched at Baselworld 2010.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which powers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5400

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has a variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. The power reserve of the Manufacture MT5400 Calibre is about 70 hours.

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR divers’ watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable. All TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will therefore benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches should be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and the extent of its use on a day-to-day basis.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
Reference 79010SG

Case
39 mm case, satin finished, in 925 silver.
Open case back with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in 925 silver with 60-minute graduated disc in matt taupe anodised aluminium and silver gilded markings and numerals
925 silver screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief with circular satin-brushed 925 silver winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Domed dial, matt frosted taupe, with applied hour markers
“Snowflake” hands, one of the hallmarks of the TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with grade A, Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material

Bracelet
Brown grain leather strap or taupe fabric strap with silver band, with 925 silver buckle

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Total diameter: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Precision: Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Guarantee
Five-year transferable guarantee, without registration or mandatory maintenance checks.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Swiss watch brand TUDOR presents a bold new version of its best selling model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, in 18 ct yellow gold with an open case back. This is a first for both in a TUDOR divers’ watch.

The name Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and, of course, vintage enthusiasts, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in 18 ct yellow gold and offered with an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect that may seem counter-intuitive with the traditional, bright finish typical of a gold watch, the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K in 18 ct yellow gold is another first for a TUDOR divers’ watch. An open case back, which reveals the new Manufacture MT5400 Calibre, has not been offered by the brand before for this type of product and reinforces the dual aesthetic language of this model.