BREMONT S2000

British luxury watch brand Bremont updates their range of professional dive watches by introducing two re-designed versions of the S2000 model.

The original S2000 model, released in 2013, is the most technical professional dive watch in the Bremont range being able to withstand depths of up to 2000m. Having been used extensively by professional divers and the military alike, the over-engineered S2000 has proved its metal and some. 2019 marks the introduction of a refreshed design for the S2000 with the release of two new distinctive red and yellow models, replacing the original.

Since inception, the Bremont Supermarine range has had a distinctive look and feel. The robust diver’s series began with the introduction of the S500 and eventually, by increasing the Supermarine case size to 45mm, Bremont developed the more technical S2000 enabling it to withstand further depths and making it the deepest diving watch within the entire collection.

The new S2000 designs feature an updated sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel with 20-minute coloured marker, a throwback to an early S500 design, which ties in the red and yellow tip at the end of the minute hand on each respective colourway. The knurled effect on the dial’s centre teamed with clean and crisp linear markings on the bezel and inner dial ring offer a fresh look for the S2000. Its updated case back design showcases a stamped submarine screw instead of the original S6B Supermarine aircraft.

Named as a tribute to the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and of course the incredible Supermarine Spitfire, each Bremont Supermarine is built using Bremont’s TripTick® three-piece case construction with DLC treated barrel featuring a helium escape valve.

Extensive testing in the UK by Bremont has led to the design and construction of the ‘Anti-Shock’ movement mount to help protect it against large shocks. The beautifully finished and chronometer tested movement is also housed inside an anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect the balance, balance spring and escapement from any effects of magnetisation.

Technical details

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective anti-shock movement mount
Curved Sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel with X1 Grade Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 45mm
Overall height 16mm. lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 200 ATM, 2000 metres

Dial
Black painted dial with knurling effect and applied indexes.
X1 Grade Super-LumiNova® filled indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber strap

Ratings & certification
Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard

Breitling New Superocean Collection

Since its launch in 1957, the Superocean diving watches were distinguished by their exceptional performance, their quality, and their pure Breitling style. In the more than 60 years since, the family has remained a favorite, and a new Superocean Collection has been created to stand up to the rigors of the most challenging water sports.

With its new Superocean Collection, Breitling has updated and upgraded one of its best-loved and most successful watch families. Breitling Superocean watches have been highly regarded for their diving prowess for more than 60 years. While the members of the new collection reflect the brand’s deep-water DNA, they are certain to appeal to men and women with active lifestyles.

At the heart of each member of the new Superocean Collection is the Breitling Caliber 17, a movement that offers a power reserve of around 38 hours. The watches – all of them COSC-certified chronometers – feature luminescent Super-LumiNova® numerals, indexes, and hands, ensuring excellent readability in any conditions.

The new Breitling Superocean Collection has been created in five different sizes, ensuring that there is an incredible diver’s watch ideally suited to every wrist.

Breitling Superocean 48

The Superocean 48 is undeniably the conversation piece of the new collection. With its impressively oversized 48-millimeter DLC-coated titanium case and blue ceramic bezel, it instantly attracts attention.

Yet a closer examination reveals that there is more to this watch than meets the eye: its soft-iron inner case offers protection against the effects of magnetic fields, while the rotating bezel can be safely secured with a lock on the left side of the case.

This timepiece comes on an all-new blue vented rubber strap. These vented straps are a boon for serious divers, since they counteract the effects that water pressure can have on straps at greater depths and ensure that the watch strap remains at the optimum tightness. The watch is also water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters).

Technical details

Model: SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 48
Reference: V17369101C1S1

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: DLC-coated titanium
Diameter: 48 millimeters
Height: 17.25 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 30 bar (300 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed DLC-coated titanium
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: ceramic, bidirectional, ratcheted, safety-locked
Features: Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Safety-lock bezel

Dial
Blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

Strap
Blue vented rubber strap with pin buckle

Breitling Superocean 46

The Superocean 46 has, as its name suggests, a 46-millimeter case in black steel (DLC-coated stainless steel).

This big, bold watch is available with either a black or blue dial and a matching Diver Pro III rubber strap with a pin buckle or folding clasp.

It has a ratcheted unidirectional bezel, an essential tool for the committed diver. The robust Superocean 46 is a true deep diver, water-resistant up to 200 bar (2000 meters).

Technical details

Model: SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 46
Reference: M17368B71B1S1, M17368B71B1S2, M17368D71C1S1, or M17368D71C1S2

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: DLC-coated stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Height: 16.85 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 200 bar (2000 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed DLC-coated steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial
Black or blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Black or blue Diver Pro III strap with pin buckle or folding clasp

Breitling Superocean 44

The Superocean 44, with its 44-millimeter stainless-steel case, is available with either a black or blue dial and a choice of a matching Diver Pro II rubber strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.

It has a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The Superocean 44 is water resistant up to a depth of 100 bar (1000 meters).

Technical details

Model: SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 44
Reference: A17367D71B1A1, A17367D71B1S1, A17367D71B1S2, A17367D81C1A1, A17367D81C1S1, or A17367D81C1S2

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 14.21millimeters
Water resistance: up to 100 bar (1000 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed stainless steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial
Black or blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Black or blue Diver Pro II strap with pin buckle or folding clasp or stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

Breitling Superocean 42

The Superocean 42 has been crafted with a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case and a choice of a black, white, or orange dial.

The watch is presented on a Diver Pro II rubber strap or on a stainless-steel bracelet and has a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The Superocean 42 is water-resistant up to 50 bar (500 meters).

Technical details

Model: SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 42
Reference: A17366021B1A1, A17366021B1S1, A17366021B1S2, A17366D81A1A1, A17366D81A1S1, A17367D81C1S2, A17366D71O1A1, A17366D71O1S1, or A17366D71O1S2

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 13.32 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 50 bar (500 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed stainless steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial
Black, white, or orange
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Black or blue Diver Pro II strap with pin buckle or folding clasp or stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

Breitling Superocean 36

The Superocean 36 is designed for women who want the quality and performance of a great sport watch in a more compact size.

It has a 36-millimeter stainless-steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional bezel and a choice of either a light blue or white dial and a matching Diver Pro II rubber strap or a stylish stainless-steel bracelet. The Superocean 36 is water-resistant up to 20 bar (200 meters).

Technical details

Model: SUPEROCEAN AUTOMATIC 36
Reference: A17316D81C1A1, A17316D81C1S1, A17316D21A1A1, or A17316D21A1S1

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 38 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 36 millimeters
Height: 11.24 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed stainless steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial
Light blue or white
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands

Strap
Blue or white Diver Pro II strap with pin buckle or stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

The STEAM by PITA-BARCELONA is an elegant, deep diving watch featuring two world premiere patented systems, Time Setting Mechanism and Remote Transmission, for a water-entry and maintenance free timepiece, the only in its kind.

PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

This highly exceptional dive watch with no water entry weak points is available in a sleek bronze case and oleophobic waterproof leather strap. The watch is also available in gold or platinum versions. Its modular case measures 41mm diameter and 15mm thickness.

PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

This watch has a stunning 2000 meters water resistance without the hassle of crowns, gaskets, helium valves or other unnecessary components. Multiple personalization options can be chosen from website. Production of this professional grade diving timepiece is limited to 15 pieces per year. Price starts from 5,275.00 Euros.

PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

The STEAM SA TUNA EDITION houses a mechanical self-winding movement featuring Pita-TSM and Pita-RT patents for remote magnetic transmission on a watertight case. Featuring bi-directional winding rotor and single mainspring barrel, this 25 jewels automatic mechanical movement can deliver a power reserve up to 42 hours.

PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

Technical details

Model: PITA-BARCELONA STEAM SA TUNA EDITION

Case
Materials: Bronze-Aluminium / 18kt Gold / Platinum 950
Construction: Modular case composed of 112 components. Internal watertight case in Titanium Gr-5
Dimensions: 41mm diameter, 15mm height
Crown: Double patented TSM & RT disk
Finish: Brushed metal
Glass: Acrylic Policarbonate / Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure-tank tested in Germany to 263 ATM (2630 meters)

Movement
Calibre Pita O6.6, mechanical self-winding movement featuring Pita-TSM and Pita-RT patents for remote magnetic transmission on a watertight case
Winding system: Bi-directional winding rotor
Jewels: 25
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Power source: Single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 42 hours
Precision: 1s/day ± 2s

Dial
Black with indexes on white
Hands: SuperLuminova straight hands

Strap
Oleophobic water-resistant Crocodile Leather strap

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

In 2015-16, Haldor Watches, based in Slovenia, launched its debut diving watch collection Abissi through a successful online crowd funding campaign. Now, the brand expands its diving watch collection by launching Armis, a professional grade diving watch that can withstand the extreme pressures up to 2000 meters (6600ft).

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

Equipped with a with a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, this tool watch for professional divers comes dressed in a sturdy stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter and 14.9mm thickness.

An integrated automatic helium release valve at 9’o clock and the 7mm screw down crown at 4’o clock ensures further protection to the internal parts of watch during extreme water pressures. The Haldor Armis 2000m is also available in limited DLC edition of 50 pieces.

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

The mechanical movement inside the watch is protected with a Faraday cage that nullifies the external magnetic effects. The dial is very simple and easy to read. The Swiss SuperLuminova BGW9 applied to the hands, dial marking and bezel triangle ensures legibility of the display even in darkest conditions. The Armis features a unidirectional rotating bezel with markings from 0 to 60.

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

The watch is available with Italian made rubber diver straps and stainless steel bracelet. The rubber strap is fitted with hard coated sand-blasted pin buckle. The pieces lengths are respectively 133mm and 75mm excluding buckle.

The strap has a thickness for 5,5mm (lug end) to 3,7mm. Lug width is 22mm and buckle width is 20mm. The bracelet is 4mm thick, 22mm wide and 200mm long (including the buckle). With additional set of screwdrivers it is very easy to adjust the size.

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

Faithful to its Swiss Made label, all Haldor Armis watches are manufactured in Switzerland according to the strict rules of Switzerland watchmaking, from the preliminary stages to the assembly of each component, quality and technical controls.  The watch is also covered by a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing or material defects.

HALDOR Armis Automatic Dive Watch 2000m

Each watch comes packed on in a high-quality water resistant and shock proof plastic box along with Rubber strap, 2 screwdrivers, 2x 29mm spring bars with screws for band replacement and Warranty card.

Haldor has recently launched an online crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo for the initial mass production of the Armis dive watch. During the campaign the backers can pre-order the product with discounted price range starting from $590 USD. Estimated delivery post campaign is planned in Jun 2008.

Please visit HALDOR Armis Campaign page for more details.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101)

Ferdinand A. Porsche designed the Aquatimer Ocean 2000 for IWC Schaffhausen back in 1982. With its avant-garde design, this extremely pressure-resistant diver’s watch was years ahead of its time. In celebration of the 35th birthday of this style icon, IWC is now releasing a special limited edition with a thickness of just 14.5 millimetres.

Limited to 350 watches, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101) is the thinnest deep-sea diver’s watch in IWC’s collection.

Despite the minimal case height, it functions reliably on dives of up to 2,000 metres – thanks to the new, improved shape of the titanium case. IWC pioneered the use of titanium for watch cases and boasts over 30 years of experience in processing this lightweight, extremely resilient material.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101)

A diver’s helmet for deep-sea divers is engraved on the back of the watch, reminding the owner each day of its extreme pressure-resistance of 200 bar.

Design features such as the black dial, the white hands and indices coated with luminescent paint and the red tip of the seconds hand are inspired by the Ocean 2000. The striking recessed grips on the rotating bezel and the lamellar-style rubber strap pay tribute to the Porsche original from 1982.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101)

When diving with compressed air, divers must always keep an eye on the time to make sure they don’t put themselves in danger by returning to the surface too quickly. On the Aquatimer watches from IWC, the dive time can be set# using the rotating bezel for extra safety.

The innovative SafeDive system ensures that the bezel can only be adjusted by turning it anticlockwise. So even if the bezel is accidentally moved, zero hour – the time at which the diver can return to the surface without the need for decompression stops – is never exceeded.

Last but not least, the rubber strap on this Aquatimer model can easily be replaced with another strap thanks to the quick-change system.

The limited Aquatimer special edition will be available in IWC boutiques and from authorised IWC retailers from July 2017.

Technical details

Model: IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000”, Ref. IW329101

Edition
Limited to 350 watches worldwide

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
Calibre 30120
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Titanium case
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with IWC Safe Dive system
Water-resistant: 200 bar
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Black dial, white hands
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
Screw-in crown
Special back engraving
Rubber strap
IWC bracelet quick-change system

Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited Edition

Diving watch specialist Deep Blue celebrates its 10th anniversary by revisiting its most iconic Model in a limited edition. The Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited edition is available in a limited edition of 1000 pieces worldwide. Equipped with a ETA 2824-2 Swiss made movement and dressed in 45mm stainless steel case, this professional grade diving watch can withstand the extreme atmospheric pressures up to the depth of 2000 meters.

Other features include Helium Release Valve, Screw down crown and Screw down caseback and 120 Click Uni –directional ceramic luminous bezel.

Technical details
45mm case, 16mm thick, 22mm Lugs , 316L Stainless Steel
Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 Movement 24 Jewels, 28,880 VPH
Anti-Magnetic to 70,000 a/m
Sapphire Crystal 4mm thick with Inside AR coated
2000 Meters – 6600 Feet Water resistant
Ceramic Luminous Bezel (scratch Resistant) with BGW9 BLUE/Org  Superluminova, 120 Click  Uni –Directional
Superluminova -Luminous Hour Markers, and Hands
Helium Release Valve –Recessed
Screw down crown and Screw down caseback
Push Button Deploy Clasp, Full links, Half Links, Screws in Bracelet, Divers Wetsuit Extension

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358001)

For SIHH 2016, IWC Schaffhausen announces a new version of the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 in an eye-catching black-and-yellow combination.

IWC Schaffhausen’s Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358001) sees the launch of a model that now comes with yellow hands and numerals and a black dial.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358001)

The origins of this timepiece go all the way back to 1982 and a watch designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche for mine clearance divers. Water-resistant to a stunning 2,000 metres, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is a serious piece of equipment intended for ambitious amateur and professional divers alike.

Its power comes from an IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement with automatic winding and a 44-hour power reserve.  The watch has a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel, the SafeDive system and luminescent elements.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358001)

The movement is housed in a 46-milli metre titanium case. The engraving of a deep-sea diver on the case back and the black rubber strap complete the overall sporty look.

Technical details

Model: IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358001

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
In-house Calibre 80110 Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 28
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Titanium case
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 20.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
Water-resistant: 200 bar
Screw-in crown
Back engraving
Black dial
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
Black rubber strap, titanium pin buckle
IWC bracelet quick-change system

SINN T2 B, Diving Watch Featuring High-Strength Titanium Case and Matt-Blue Dial

Rated for the water resistance up to 2000 meters, the T2 B is characterized by a matt-blue dial. A further special feature of the T2 B is the Captive Safety Diver’s Bezel which is distinguished by two basic components: its secure attachment and rotation protection.

The set time is especially easy to read thanks to the different shapes of the hour and minute hands. To ensure that this is also possible in the dark or in adverse viewing conditions, the T2 B also features colour-differentiated luminous paint for the minute hand and key mark on the bezel for clear reading of set time.

All of the case parts of this mission timer are made from high-strength titanium, bead-blasted. The metal has a particularly low weight, very high strength and exceptional resistance to saltwater, so it is perfectly designed for use in saltwater. Titanium also offers a high degree of wearing comfort as it causes no allergies. The watch case measures 41 mm diameter and houses a ETA 2892-A2 self -winding movement.

The suitability as a diving watch for professional use was verified by the classification company DNV GL. DNV GL verifies and certifies pressure resistance to a diving depth of 2,000 metres, as well as temperature resistance and functionality, in accordance with the European diving device standards.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical Movement
• ETA 2892-A2
• Self-winding mechanism
• 21 bearing jewels
• 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
• Seconds stop function
• Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
• Case made of titanium, bead-blasted
• Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
• Case back screw-fastened, nickel-free
• Crown screwable
• Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
• Pressure-resistant up to 200 bar, certified by DNV GL
• According to the technical demands for the diving norm DIN 8306
• Tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 and EN14143, certified by DNV GL
• Low pressure resistant

Functions
• Hours, minutes, seconds
• Date display
• Diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark
• Arrow-shaped minute hand for clear reading of set time
• Colour-differentiated luminous paint for minute hand and key mark on the rotating bezel for clear reading of set time

SINN Technologies
• Bezel with TEGIMENT Technology, therefore especially scratch-resistant
• Captive safety bezel
• Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
• Temperature Resistance Technology, therefore functionally reliable at temperatures from – 45 °C up to + 80 °C

Dimensions and Weight
• Case diameter: 41 mm
• Band lug width: 20 mm
• Case thickness: 13.3 mm
• Weight without strap: 59 gramme

Dial and Hands
• Matt-blue dial
• Indices coated with luminescent colour
• Hour, minute and second hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
• 3 years

Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel

The world’s only chronograph to be water-resistant and fully functional at a depth of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), the Superocean Chronograph M2000 plunges into the abyss in an entirely black-clad limited series sporting a powerful technical look entirely on a par with its performance.

The Superocean Chronograph M2000 is equipped with an exclusive magnetic push-piece system. This patented device enables the chronograph controls to be handled via the metal of the case, making this model the world’s only chronograph to be water-resistant and entirely functional to the fabulous depth of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), without any risk of water seeping in.

Already available in a polished steel version, the Superocean Chronograph M2000 now appears in a 250-piece limited series featuring a satin-brushed steel case with a black colour achieved by a high-resistance carbon-based treatment. The matching dial ensures optimal readability with oversized hands and hour-markers accentuated by a luminescent coating.

The black rubber-molded unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel guarantees an excellent grip. The sturdy case, equipped with a built-in decompression valve to vent helium, is fitted with a 4 mm thick glare proofed sapphire crystal. The SuperQuartz TM movement, chronometer certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) ensures a degree of precision ten times higher than that of ordinary quartz.

The Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel is equipped with an exclusive white edged black leather strap.

Technical details
Movement
Breitling Caliber 73, thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM movement, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC

Functions
1/10th of a second chronograph, 60-minute and 12-hour totalizers with split times (split-seconds hand)
Calendar

Case
Black steel, 250-piece limited series
Water-resistant to 2,000 m/6,600 ft (with functional push-pieces)
Screw-locked crown
Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 46 mm

Dial
Volcano black

Strap
Leather Superocean

Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 25th Anniversary (3050) Series

Luminox is commemorating the 25th Anniversary of its inception by releasing the Luminox 25th Anniversary Series of Navy SEAL Colormark timepieces.

The Original Navy SEAL Series was developed in 1989 and began shipping in the spring of 1990, evolving into a more contemporary version in 2007 with the advent of the Colormark series. With this 25th Anniversary model Luminox watch owners will be able to enjoy a new version featuring a unique 25th Anniversary dial, ultra-lightweight carbon reinforced polycarbonate case, and unparalleled self-powered illumination system.

Luminox watches have been a consistent choice for Special Operation Units, military personnel, and avid outdoorsmen for the last 25 years and significant design enhancements have continued to deliver cutting edge performance further solidifying Luminox’s promise to deliver ‘Essential Gear’ for those with an active lifestyle or involved in high adrenalin activities.

Technical details
Origin: Swiss Made
Always Visible: Constant glow for up to 25 years in any light condition
Size/Diameter: 44mm
Water Resistance: 200 meters, 20 ATM, 660 feet, individually tested
Movement: RONDA 515 HH6
Battery/Battery life: 395/60 months
Case: PC carbon reinforced
Bezel: PC carbon reinforced, unidirectional turning bezel, at 12h fitted with green LLT  protected by sapphire crystal
Case back: PC carbon reinforced
Crystal: Mineral, especially hardened
Crown: 316L stainless steel
Height: 13.88 mm
Weight: 60g
Standard Band: Black PU signature strap with steel brushed signature buckle, loop-lock, 23mm

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

With the new Aquatimer Automatic 2000, IWC Schaffhausen upholds its tradition for timepieces with extremely high pressure-resistance. Its titanium case and reduced design are reminiscent of a model with iconic status: the Ocean 2000 created by Ferdinand A. Porsche in 1982.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

IWC started its success story with the manufacture of diver’s watches in 1967 with the first Aquatimer, which boasted a revolutionary pressure-resistance of 20 bar. In the 1980s, when IWC was commissioned to make watches especially for commando frogmen and mine clearance divers, its excellent reputation as a manufacturer of professional diver’s watches was already well established.

At this time, IWC was also the only watch company in the world able to mill titanium. This corrosion-resistant, light and virtually indestructible material is particularly suitable for diver’s watches.

In partnership with Ferdinand A. Porsche, the designer of the legendary Porsche 911, IWC created six versions of diver’s watches for military use, including a watch for mine clearance divers, with the first completely nonmagnetic mechanical movement. This was crucial to survival during the tricky job of deactivating magnetic fuses.

Parallel to this, in 1982, IWC began producing the Ocean 2000 sports diver’s watch with an external rotating bezel, likewise designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche. It was the first series produced diver’s watch in titanium with tested pressure resistance to 200 bar, which is equivalent to a depth of 2,000 metres.

“The first Porsche that can dive”, as the advertising slogan ran, wrote diving history not only because of its pressure-resistance. There was also the austere functional design, the new case material and a screw-in crown with triple sealing, all of which marked an important step forward in the development of IWC’s diver’s watches. Today, the Ocean 2000 watches designed by Porsche are style icons and much sought-after collector’s items.

In 1998, IWC reinstated the traditional Aquatimer name and launched the Aquatimer GST Automatic 2000 in titanium as part of a new sports watch line. Six years later, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 was first unveiled to the public. Like the original 1967 Aquatimer, it had an internal rotating bezel that was set via a self-sealing crown at “4 o’clock”.

But with its next generation of the Aquatimer Automatic 2000, in 2009, IWC had already reverted to the tried and tested external rotating bezel. Before the watch’s market launch, the team formerly around Jacques Cousteau tested the functionality of the new “2000s” in the Red Sea and gave it their seal of approval.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

Built for extreme depths, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358002), water-resistant to 200 bar, maintains IWC’s tradition of manufacturing timepieces with extremely high pressure-resistance for professional and ambitious amateur divers.

The Aquatimer’s main job is to provide a reliable way of measuring dive time, which is limited by the amount of compressed air in the tank. Digital diving computers long ago took over the job of continuously tracking dive time, but experienced divers still swear by an additional timekeeper as a backup system for underwater missions. The reliable IWC-manufactured 80110 movement is eminently suited to this purpose.

IWC 80110 Calibre

The case’s water-resistance to a depth of 2,000 metres should be viewed as a safety reserve. Besides, during a dive, static water pressure is combined with the dynamic pressure generated, for example, by movements of the arms. But even at maximum attainable depths, diving with the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is definitely playing it safe.

Like all the new IWC diver’s watches in the current collection, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 in titanium is fitted with the innovative external/internal rotating bezel system. The internal rotating bezel can only be turned anticlockwise.

This ensures that even if a diver moves the bezel accidentally, he does not exceed the time at which he can return safely to the surface without the need for decompression stops. A sliding clutch system concealed under the cover at “9 o’clock” transmits the movement of the external bezel to the interior of the case and the internal rotating bezel.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

In the rounded recessed grips on the titanium bezel and the extremely reduced dial design, watch lovers will spot references to the Porsche design for the Ocean 2000. The milled-out sections typical of the design not only make it easier to turn the external rotating bezel when wearing gloves; they also give the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 an optical sensation of lightness, despite the fact that the case, at 46 millimetres, is 2 millimetres wider than its predecessor in stainless steel.

The traditionally elaborate finishing on the case, with its contrasting polished and satin-finished surfaces, helps underscore the upmarket appearance of the new collection. The black dial has a three-dimensional structure that creates an optical balance to the imposing size of the case. Leaning on diver’s watches of the past, the indices with their green luminescent coating are divided by a fine strip.

In order to exclude any chance of confusion underwater, the Super-LumiNova® coating comes in two different colours: green for the displays relevant to the dive and blue for the hour display. The watch also features a rapid advance date display. The central hacking seconds can be stopped simply by pulling out the crown.

The corrugated rubber strap adjusts flexibly to fluctuations in the girth of the wrist. Thanks to the IWC bracelet quick change system, swapping the strap for a bracelet or vice versa is a snap. A longer version for use with a dry dive suit is included with the watch.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

In the new Aquatimer collection, IWC reverts to its earlier practice of showing water-resistance on the back of the watch: the impressive pressure- resistance is shown in bar alongside the stylized fish. The back is also embellished with the engraving of a classic helmet for deep-sea divers.

Technical details

Model: IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, Ref. IW358002

Functions
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with IWC SafeDive system
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
IWC in-house calibre 80110 Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 28
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: automatic

Case, dial & strap
Titanium case, black dial, black rubber strap, pin buckle in titanium
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 200 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Case height: 20.5 mm
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating Bezel
Screw-in crown
Back engraving
IWC bracelet quick-change system

Tempest Viking Dive Watch (Re-Introduction)

Hong Kong based watchmaker Tempest now re-introduces their popular dive watch model Viking which boasts an amazing water resistance of 2000 meters. The 45 mm solid stainless steel case houses a highly reliable Japanese automatic movement. This timepiece is equipped with unidirectional bezel, two tiered crown protectors, double O ring screw locked case back and Helium escape valve, must for professional grade diving.

This anti-magnetic and shock proof diving watch costs $785 for the flat crystal (all dial colors) +$80 for Super Dome Crystal Upgrade and +$50 PVD finish. Each Watch is shipped with Tempest Travel Case, 5-Ring Zulu Strap, Tool, and 2 Year International Warranty Card (transferable).

Technical details

Movement
Miyota Calibre 9015 Automatic (Hacking Seconds)
24 Jewel, Shock-absorbed balance shaft
Beating at 28,800/BPH, 42hr power reserve

Case
Solid Stainless Steel (316L)
Two Tiered Crown Protectors
Triple O-ring Screw down crown
Double O-Ring Screw locked case-back
Helium Escape Valve
Diameter: ∅45mm
Length: 52mm (lug-to-lug)
Thickness: 17.00mm (Flat Crystal) / 21.00mm (Super Dome Crystal)
Lug Width: 22mm

Bracelet
Solid Stainless Steel (316L)
Hex Screw Links
Signed Micro Adjustable Ratcheting Divers Clasps
Comes with additional 5-Ring Zulu Strap (Black Standard)

Dial
Ceramic Dial
Stainless Steel Markers
Swiss Super-LumiNova C3 Lume

Bezel
120 Click, unidirectional with lumed Sapphire Bezel Insert

Crystal
Flat Crystal or Super Dome Crystal
Anti Reflective coating on inside only

Rating
Anti-Magnetic
Shock Resistant
Water Resistant: 2000M/6600FT (Individually tested)

Price
Introduction pricing will be as follows,
$785 for the flat crystal (all dial colors)
+$80 for Super Dome Crystal Upgrade
+$50 PVD finish

SINN U200 B (EZM8) Special limited edition with matte blue galvanized dial

The U200 B is an exclusive, limited edition watch from German watch brand SINN. The mission timer made from German submarine steel is equipped with a matte blue galvanized dial and white, luminous indices and hands. Matching in colour, the watch comes with a white silicone strap and blue and white textile strap as standard. The U200 B is equipped with impressive technology, as the Ar-Dehumidifying Technology for functional reliability and freedom from fogging.
Temperature resistance technology ensures that the U200 B is functionally reliable in a temperature range of − 45°C to + 80°C. Its suitability as a diving watch for professional usage was tested by Germanischer Lloyd, which confirms and certifies the pressure  resistance of SINN U200 (EZM 8)series to a diving depth  of 2,000 m and the temperature resistance and function  based on EN250 and EN14143, the European standards  for diving equipment.
The watch comes in a stylish case with a white silicone strap and blue and white textile strap,  strap-replacing tool, spare spring bars and booklet.

Available for order only until 31 December 2013

Technical details
Case and crown made of high-strength, seawater-resistant German submarine steel
Tested based on the European diving equipment standards and certified by Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg
Pressure resistant to 2,000 m diving depth (= 200 bar), certified by Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg
Captive diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting
Diver’s bezel with tegiment technology, therefore especially scratch-resistant
Ar-dehumidifying technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Functionally reliable from − 45°cup to + 80°c
Matte blue galvanized dial with white, luminous indices and hands
Sapphire crystal glass
Low pressure resistant

Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000

Germany based nautical instruments & watch brand Mühle-Glashütte unveils Rasmus 2000, their new professional grade diving timepiece named after the patron saint of sailors. This high grade timepiece is designed for the harsh conditions of the world’s violent oceans such as Baltic Sea. Developed in collaboration with the research divers at the University of Rostock, the Rasmus 2000 can withstand extreme pressure and offers perfect readability even in the depths of the undersea world. This makes the Rasmus 2000 a diving partner you can always trust.

Together with the research divers at the University of Rostock, Mühle-Glashütte has developed an underwater timepiece primarily designed for professional use. The European Scientific Diver Center in Rostock coordinates all activities required for educating and training research divers. The center also supports underwater scientific missions with both resources and personnel. The range of experience and expertise of these research divers is, therefore, extremely diverse, encompassing training for the most varied underwater tasks – from scientific research in underwater archeology to marine biology.

In collaboration with the European Scientific Diver Center, the Rasmus 2000 has not only preserved its defining characteristics, it will also be used in the future in Rostock for training students who, in turn, will share their experiences with this timepiece with Mühle-Glashütte. Equipped with a self-winding automatic mechanism with 38-hour power reserve and a particularly shockproof and finely-adjustable woodpecker neck regulator, this timepiece is a powerful diving partner. The choice of color for the dial as well as the broad, Super-LumiNova coated hands; numbers and hour markers guarantee precise readability – even in fading light.

The bezel is always of particular importance in a professional diving watch. In accordance with DIN standards, the bezel of the Rasmus 2000 is divided into continuous minute increments. To enable the wearer to keep track of how much time remains when scuba diving, it also comes equipped with the obligatory illuminated dot, which indicates the start of a dive, while the minute hand measures the actual dive time. Finally – so that the remaining dive time is not exaggerated should the bezel be twisted by accident – the rotating bezel can only be turned in a counter-clockwise direction. And the Rasmus 2000 never fails to make a good impression on land either, because the striking dial design in blue, black or orange forms a stylish complement to the two-tone bezel finish.

As a functional timekeeping instrument, the Rasmus 2000 is not only easy to read, but also extremely pressure resistant. The anti-magnetic case with its 3.5 mm sapphire crystal can withstand enormous water pressure of up to 200 bar. The protected, screw-in crown at the 4 o’clock position is not just a special feature of nautical watches from Mühle-Glashütte, it also helps afford greater freedom of wrist movement – a decisive advantage when working under water.

Technical Details
Model:  Rasmus 2000

Movement
SW 200-1, automatic; Mühle version with woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes
Stop-second
Fast date correction
38-hr power reserve

Case
Stainless steel with magnetic field protection
Unidirectional bezel
3, 5 mm thick, domed and anti-glare sapphire crystal
Screw-in crown
Ø 44.0 mm; H 17.5 mm
Water-resistant to 200 bars

Dial
Blue, black or orange
Super LumiNova coated hands and indices, intensely luminous

Strap
Rubber or stainless steel strap with stainless steel folding clasp and extension
Screwed strap attachment bridges

Price
2,400 € (rubber strap)
2,500 € (stainless steel strap)

CREPAS TEKTITE LIMITED EDITION

The second commercial model from CREPAS is TEKTITE, which was introduced in 2012 in a limited edition to 199 watches. It boasts a water resistance up to 2000 meters (200 ATM/ 6560 ft) and also antimagnetic up to 70.000A/m.

Its 45 mm surgical stainless steel 316L case in brushed and polished finishing houses Swiss ETA 2824 movement. Hands, dial and bezel are imposed with Superluminova C3 to increase legibility during poor lighting conditions.

The crystal and bezel inlay are made of sapphire and the Gaskets are made of Viton and Tefzel. The TEKTITE comes with three strap options- nylon strap, rubber strap or stainless steel mesh bracelet.

This dive watch is integrated with an auto block 120 positions bezel and an automatic helium valve at 9’o clock. The TEKTITE models were also completely sold out.

Anonimo Professionale Crono Titanio

The Professionale Crono is a diver’s watch in titanium and Drass that was developed in collaboration with professional divers from the C.N.S. (Cooperazione Nazionale Sommozzatori). The watch’s performance is enhanced even further thanks to its titanium grade 5 case.

Titanium is just as durable as stainless steel and equally effective in an sea environment, but it is much lighter. Moreover, this titanium watch case can withstand pressures of 200 ATM as compared to 120 ATM for the steel version.

Anonimo Professionale Crono Titanio watch

Anonimo Firenze has finished the case with a stainless steel bezel treated with Drass (Double Refinished Anonimo Steel Surface). This is a unique treatment, developed by Anonimo Firenze for darkening the colour of steel.

This increases the metal’s resistance to corrosion and at the same time it becomes non reflective, a camouflage effect that is essential in military settings. Waterproof to 2,000 metres. Limited edition: of 100 numbered pieces.

Suggested retail price: € 8,850

Tempest Viking Concept

Tempest Watches is a new contemporary watch company dedicated to designing and producing high quality, professional grade divers watches. The brand is finalizing its new design concept, Viking, which is expected to come out from the factory around mid-end Jan 2011.

This latest timepiece will be equipped with top grade ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement, housed in a 45mm brushed solid stainless steel (316L Surgical Grade), with thick anti-magnetic inner soft iron case. The special features include Double O-ring design, screw down signed crown @3H with two tiered over-sized crown protectors and Stainless Steel engraved Double O-ring screw locked caseback. Rated water resistance will be 2000 meters.

Glass is extra thick domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inside.The timepiece will feature 120 – click, unidirectional tough ceramic luminous insert bezel and heavy duty brushed 316L Surgical grade Stainless Steel bracelet, solid Hex screw links with Micro-adjustable flip-lock clasp with integrated diving extension feature.

Technical details

Movement
ETA 2824-2 (with Hacking Second Function)
Automatic winding, Swiss made
25 Jewels
Incabloc integrated shock protection
Power reserve: 40hr
Frequency: 28,000/BPH

Case
Brushed Solid Stainless Steel (316L Surgical Grade), with thick anti-magnetic inner soft iron case.
Diameter: 45mm (excluding crown), Lug Width: 22mm, Height: 18mm
Double O-ring design
Screw down signed crown @3H with two tiered over-sized crown protectors. HEV @9H. -Stainless Steel engraved Double O-ring screw locked caseback.
Water resistance: 2000 meters
Anti-magnetic (80,000 a/m)
Crystal: Extra thick domed sapphire crystal (with anti-reflective coating on inside only)
120 click, unidirectional tough ceramic luminous insert bezel

Bracelet
Heavy duty brushed 316L Surgical grade Stainless Steel bracelet, solid Hex screw links with Micro-adjustable flip-lock clasp with integrated diving extension feature.

Sinn Model U 200 (EZM 8) & Model U 200 SDR (EZM 8)

Diver’s watches must meet the highest requirements in terms of reliability and robustness. So it’s no wonder they place high demands on design, construction and material. That’s why many divers rely on Sinn. And they also appreciate the many benefits provided by the U200 (EZM 8).

For example, connoisseurs swear by the seawater resistant case made of German submarine steel, the captive bezel hardened with TEGIMENT Technology and the patented Ar-Dehumidifying Technology that provides enhanced freedom from fogging. With characteristics like these, the U200 (EZM 8) is a perfect addition to Sinn’s renowned collection of U 200 models. At the same time, this model fulfills the wish of many customers for a diver’s watch with a smaller diameter (37 mm) and lower weight—without compromising on functionality!

Germanischer Lloyd confirms and certifies the pressure resistance of model series U200 (EZM 8) to a diving depth of 2,000 meters as well as temperature resistance and function based EN 250 and EN 14143, the European standards for diving equipment.

Technical details


Movement
Mechanical movement (ETA 2824-2) with self-winding mechanism
25 jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Exquisitely decorated movement
Hairspring made from Nivarox 1, Glucydur balance, Nivaflex mainspring, beryllium roller, Incabloc shock protection system
Shock-resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309
Movement housed in a dry protective gas atmosphere, yielding improved accuracy and extended servicing intervals
Functionally reliable at temperatures between – 45°C and + 80°C
Seconds stop function

Functions
Hours, minutes and central seconds
Diver’s bezel with luminous triangle
Date display

Case
Watch case, diver’s bezel, crown and push piece made from high-strength seawater resistant German submarine steel, bead blasted
Case back made from submarine steel screw-fastend, nickel-free
U200 (EZM 8): Captive diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and TEGIMENT Technology and therefore especially scratch-resistant
U200 SDR (EZM 8): Captive diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and TEGIMENT Technology (especially scratch-resistant) and black hard coating.
According to the techncial demands for the diver´s norm DIN 8306
Tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 / EN 14143 certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg
Pressure resistant to 2,000 m water depth (= 200 bar), certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg
Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Sapphire crystal glass on front, with state-of-the-art anti-reflective coating technology on both sides
Crown screw-fastened with double O-ring-sealing
Water-resistant as per DIN 8310
Low pressure resistant

Measurements
Case diameter: 37 mm
Case thickness: 14,6 mm
Band lug width: 18 mm
Weight without strap: 73 grams

Dial
Black, indices white, luminous
Date display at 6 o’clock

Hands
Hour and minute hand in black with white coating, luminous
Central seconds hand in red with white mark, luminous

Warranty period
3 years

Strap variations
Black silicone strap
Solid stainless steel bracelet with fold-out overall-lengthening

SINN Diving Watch Collection : Models U2, U2 S and U2 SDR (EZM 5)

The mission timer made of German submarine steel.Built to ensure absolute reliability even at the greatest depths. The U2 series takes all the familiar advantages of the SINN diving watches to an entirely new level. Reliable at depths up to 2,000 meters. Equipped with a second time zone. Functions reliably at temperatures between –45 and +80 °C. Confirmed and certified.

  • Certified based on the European standards for diving devices
  • Pressure-resistant to 2,000 m diving depth
  • Made of completely seawater-resistant German submarine steel
  • Captive diver’s bezel
  • Sapphire crystal glass with anti-refl ective coating technology
  • dehumidifying technology to ensure enhanced freedom from fogging
  • Functions reliably at temperatures between –45 ºC and +80 ºC thanks to SINN Special Oil 66-228
  • Second time zone with a 24-hour clock

Model Variations

  1. U2: Diver’s bezel with TEGIMENT technology
  2. U2 S: Case, crown and solid bracelet with black hard coating and TEGIMENT technology
  3. U2 SDR: Diver’s bezel with TEGIMENT technology and black hard coating

Germanischer Lloyd confirms and certifies the pressure resistance of Sinn U2 to a diving depth of 1,000 meters as well as temperature resistance and function based on EN 250 and EN 14143, the European standards for diving equipment.

IWC Schaffhausen New Aquatimer Models (2009) – Aquatimer Deep Two, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands, Aquatimer Chronograph, Aquatimer Chronograph in Red Gold and Aquatimer Automatic 2000

Thanks to its robustness and dependability, the diver’s watch remains the sports watch of choice to this day and doubles as a reliable reserve as the indispensable underwater back up system, even if the dive computer now relieves the underwater sportsman of most of the necessary calculations.

Once again, IWC Schaffhausen has extensively revised, both technically and aesthetically, its family of diver’s watches, first introduced in 1967 under the name Aquatimer and since then further developed on a number of occasions.

This step coincides with a new partnership in support of environmental and marine conservation, which IWC has entered into with the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos to mark the Darwin bicentennial year in 2009. One of the new Aquatimer models, the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands, is dedicated specifically to this commitment.

This new environmental commitment by IWC will start in the Darwin anniversary year – 2009 – in which the scientific world will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the great British biologist and behavioural scientist, Charles Darwin. He made his fundamental observations on the origin of species mainly on Galapagos, the unique archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, which was never in contact with the mainland at any time in the history of evolution.

Specific animal and plant species not to be found anywhere else on earth evolved here through natural selection as a result of the differences in living conditions – even from one island to the next. This is also true of the marine life. Yet this “laboratory of evolution” is massively endangered by settlement, by illegal fishing and by the introduction of animals that are destroying the basis of existence of the indigenous species.

The non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) has more than 100 interns actively engaged in the conservation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is on the “Red List”. IWC not only backs this cause in non-material ways, but also through a considerable financial contribution to support the CDF in this worthy endeavour.

New watch models in the Aquatimer family will include the following watches from 2009 onwards:

– Aquatimer Deep Two
– Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
– Aquatimer Chronograph
– Aquatimer Chronograph in red gold
– Aquatimer Automatic 2000

All have the following features in common: the case dimensions have increased slightly to 44 mm, and in one particular instance even to 46 mm. Another immediately obvious feature shared by the revised family is the rotating diving bezel, now located externally once again. IWC has always incorporated two possibilities for measuring dive times in its diver’s watches.

The first Aquatimer was equipped initially with a rotating inner bezel, which was operated via the second crown. The system is particularly secure as far as unintentional adjustment is concerned, although it is not so user-friendly when the diver is wearing gloves.

The OCEAN 2000 watch model dating from 1982 – a result of the collaboration with Porsche Design – had already adopted an external rotating bezel, which the GST Aquatimer from 1997 also retained.

IWC Schaffhausen New Aquatimer Models 2009

The Aquatimer generation of 2009 embraces this technology once again in the form of an external rotating bezel of an entirely new design. This can be rotated even when wearing gloves – and for safety reasons only in the anti-clockwise direction.

In this case, a 4-mm wide sapphire crystal ring lies above a thick layer of Super LumiNova® luminous pigment applied in six coats. This means that the luminescence and legibility are optimal under all conditions of visibility. The revised family picks up the yellow-black and blue-orange signature colours of the previous Aquatimer family in a number of models, but it also introduces new and interesting colour combinations for the dial, hands and indicators.

A further characteristic element of the new family of diver’s watches is the innovative bracelet replacement system. The new Aquatimer is equally suitable as a sporting all-rounder and for professional underwater use. For example, a lightweight hook-and-loop strap is appropriate when diving to allow the watch to be worn over the neoprene diving suit. Wearing such a strap out of the water would be unusual, to say the least. Some prefer this lightweight material to a solid steel bracelet, but would like to change from time to time.

To bring together all these preferences under a single hat, all Aquatimer models have been equipped with a new bracelet quick-change system.

In response to finger pressure on the underside of the bracelet/strap lug, a lever disengages the locking mechanism and separates the bracelet or strap from the case. When being worn on the wrist, how ever, the watch cannot be separated from its bracelet or strap, even inadvertently. The replacement bracelet or strap (whether synthetic, rubber or steel) is then introduced into the bracelet/strap lug and engages there. This simple operation can be performed without tools in a few seconds.

 IWC Aquatimer Deep Two

The diver’s watch with a mechanical depth gauge makes a return after ten years in the form of the Aquatimer Deep Two, pressure-resistant to 12 bar. Like its predecessor, the IWC GST Deep One from 1999, it shows not only the actual dive depth, but also the maximum depth reached during a particular dive. It thus doubles as a complete second safety system alongside the dive computer.

Whereas the GST Deep One was able to measure water depths down to 45 metres, the Aquatimer Deep Two features a semi-circular indicator on the dial, which records depths down to 50 metres. Its pressure measurement system is contained in a second large crown on the left side of the case. The water pressure acts directly on a membrane inside this crown and forces a pin into the interior of the case. This movement actuates a lever mechanism connected to the measurement hands.

However, only the raised tips of the hands at the level of the dial can be seen to move over the indicator scale through a semi-circular slot in the dial. The hands in this case are led around the movement. This is an ingenious solution, which avoids the need for the path of the arbors to pass through the movement.

The depth indicator (blue)moves over the white measuring field as the depth of water increases or decreases. The maximum depth indicator (red) always re mains at the greatest depth reached. It can be re leased by a button underneath the depth-gauge sensor crown on the left side of the case. The Aquatimer Deep Two is the only member of the family with a case diameter of 46 mm.

 IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands

Featuring the same case size and the same automatic drive mechanism (79320 calibre movement)as the Aquatimer Chronograph, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands is a shining example of the revised watch family in every respect.

The matt black stainless steel case, completely coated with vulcanized rubber, the black dial and the strongly contrasting white indications together with the black rubber strap make the watch, which is pressure resistant to 12bar, a conspicuous statement on the wrist. It is the ambassador of a new collaboration between IWC and the Charles Darwin Foundation with its presence on the Galapagos Islands.

 IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

Sporting the attributes of the new Aquatimer family, such as the external rotating bezel and the bracelet quickchange system, the Aquatimer Chronograph is available in stainless steel – with either a stainless stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap – in two different dial variants: in the Aquatimer signature colours of black and yellow, or in the striking colour combination of blue and coral red.

The watch in its 44-mm diameter case is pressure-resistant to 12 bar. The 79320 calibre chronograph movement records aggregate times up to 12hours on rhodium plated inner dials. In addition to the date, it also has a day display.

 IWC Aquatimer Chronograph in red gold

Of the diver’s chronographs, the Aquatimer Chronograph in red gold stands out particularly in both visual and horological terms. It is the first watch in the Aquatimer family to be equipped with the IWC manufactured 89360 calibre, the chronograph movement developed and built in its entirety by IWC. It is distinguished by its flyback function and the two-hand display of the long stop times on a single inner dial.

The 89360 calibre movement, wound by the IWC double pawl automatic winding system, is currently regarded as one of the most modern mechanical movements with a stop function, which can also be observed through the sapphire glass back in this sportingly elegant diver’s watch. This watch, which is pressure-resistant to 12 bar, is only available in a 44-mm diameter red gold case with a black rubber strap.

 IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000

In terms of water resistance, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 with its tested pressure resistance of 200 bar still holds the record in the watch family. It features a black dial and a black external rotating bezel with the familiar luminous yellow 15-minute segment of the previous Aquatimer in stainless steel.

The colour yellow is also used for the minute hand, which indicates the dive time, to ensure a clear distinction. A second variant has a white dial with orange or white numerals on a white or dark blue background on the rotating bezel and an orange hour hand. It is powered by the 30110 calibre automatic movement. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is available with an optional stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Aquatimer

Once upon a time there was the Aquatimer: IWC’s first diver’s watch, compression-resistant to 200 meters, accompanied the world’s first scuba divers as they began to discover the sub aquatic world.

In 1998, Schaffhausen based watch manufacture launched GST Aquatimer, and extreme professional diving watch built to withstand pressure down to 2000 m below sea-level or the equivalent of 200 atmospheres.

This professional grade dive watch belongs to GST, the watch series bearing the unmistakable signature of the Ingenieur line. Developed in line with the maxim that functionality is all, the line was a clear successor to the watches created for IWC by F. A. Porsche and whose technological sophistication brought the company a number of world records.

IWC Schaffhausen GST Aquatimer

The GST Aquatimer was the result of some highly sophisticated mechanical engineering combined with 20 years’ expertise in the machining of titanium. In addition, the GST Aquatimer was developed with the close cooperation and involvement of experienced divers to ensure it would meet their specific requirements. The result: a solid GST case, diameter 42 mm, height 14.5 mm, available only in titanium and steel because gold would not be strong enough to meet the immense pressure-resistance requirements.

A special sealing system on the back and a screw-in crown with multiple security features. It is equipped with a 3.2-mm thick sapphire glass, convex on one side. The rotating dive bezel ring has engraved black minute markings (1-15) and five-minute markings (15-60). For even greater safety, the ring only rotates when depressed at two opposite points. If ever the ring gets unusually dirty, it can be removed for cleaning using the screwdriver supplied.

The dial is cool and clear-cut, in typical IWC style. The fully integrated metal bracelet with its push-button clasp and an intermediate link for precision adjustment can easily be exchanged for an optional water-resistant Velcro strap, which enables the watch to be worn over the diving suit.

The watch is powered by a 28 800-beat 32524 calibre automatic movement with date, central seconds hand, 21 jewels, gold weight on the rotor and 42 hours’ power reserve. As a reminder of the first diver’s watch to come from IWC, each GST Aquatimer has an engraving of the submarine symbol on the back.

HUBLOT SUBAQUANEUS

Introduced in 2004, the Hublot Subaquaneus is an automatic professional diver’s watch having water-resistant up to 2000 meters. This exceptional diver’s watch which combines technological innovations, ergonomics design and high security features, has undergone more than 40 exclusive tests before the launch. The black dial features hour markers and hands covered with SLN luminescent oxide. This stainless steel diving instrument is supplied with a black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating bezel with giant rubber dots features an exclusive “Turnlock” blocking system.

Technical details
Movement: Automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case: Steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, magnifying glass over the date
Unidirectional rotating bezel with giant rubber dots and the exclusive “Turnlock” blocking system
Water-resistant to 2000 m
Dial: Black, hour markers and hands covered with SLN luminescent oxide; Date at 3 o’clock
Strap: Black rubber, folding clasp