Dive Watch Releases / Articles


AUDAZ Reef Diver 300M

Audaz have stepped things up a notch or two with the release of their second diver’s model, the Reef Diver which has already been fully funded in a matter of hours on its Kickstarter campaign.

Not only does the Reef offer a more classic style than its sibling, the Master Scuba but with new features like –

its bright SL3 lume, thick scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal and the choice of Swiss made ETA2824 or Japanese made NH35A automatic movements, it is more than just a pretty face.

The Reef Diver’s 45mm in diameter by 15.2mm thick case has been made from 316L Stainless steel and is fitted with a unidirectional diver’s bezel, an automatic HEV as well as a screw-down caseback and crown.

The case-back has a large engraved old school diver’s helmet on the back. Yes, it’s a bit of cliché but you can’t really go wrong with one – and it’s always more impressive than a simple text / logo engraving.

The Reef Diver is being offered in three different color variants: black sunray dial and bezel with orange seconds and text, blue sunray dial and bezel with yellow seconds and text or grey sunray dial and black bezel with blue seconds and text.

So what are your thoughts? The jury is out on the size of brand logo on the dial – I think something a little less bold might be in order for a future model, but I’m lovin’ the color-coded seconds hand and dial text especially the orange on black.

Retails Prices are as follows: Reef Diver 300m with Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement 420USD, Reef Diver 300m with Swiss ETA2824 Automatic Movement 680USD.

First Day, has the highest discount level at 40% and later we do single watch @ 35% Discount, plus we have Two Packs @ 43% Discount and Three Packs @46% Discount

You can follow the link above see the Reef Diver’s presentation on their Kickstarter campaign page or the one embedded, below to do directly to the Audaz website where more details on the Reef Diver can be found.



It’s coming up to that exciting time of year, as Baselworld 2018 closes in us manufacturers are pre-releasing their latest and greatest wares.

Here’s something for us to marvel at – God knows it’s going to be too rich for the tastes of us mere mortals but that doesn’t mean we can’t get the Kleenex out take in the sights of the one of industry’s craziest, most cutting edge dive watch genres – the diving tourbillion.

Diving tourbillons are few and far between – the whole premise of combing the most complex of complications with a dive watch is kind of ridiculous but here we are with splashes of bright yellow and blue, something rather extraordinary from Angelus.

The brand has from their very beginnings been an integrated manufacture producing pieces of haute horology. Today, Angelus has taken its expertise in producing high-performance complications and applied it to their debut diver’s model, the U50 Diver Tourbillon.

Constructed with a lightweight yet robust 45mm Titanium case, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features two large screw-down crowns.

The two-position crown at 4 o’clock is used for winding and setting the time, while the crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the unidirectional 60-minute internal dive-timing ring, in lieu of the more common external rotational bezel found on most diver’s watches.

Opposite the crowns on the left side of the case at the 9 o’clock position, a Helium Escape Valve is placed to protect the movement from a buildup of He after a spot of Saturation Diving.

That’s right boys – Angelus are optimistic in thinking the U50 Diver Tourbillon might be put to work in any kind of environment that would require an HEV. Well you never know.

Jokes aside the, U50 Diver with its 300 meters of water-resistance would have absolutely no problem accompanying you of the deck of your luxury yacht and onto the reef for a spot of SCUBA diving.

Despite the A-300 caliber that is housed in the U50 Diver Tourbillon being intended as a high-performance movement ready to take on more extreme situations, the ultra-slim complication has been painstakingly executed with a contemporary haute horlogerie finish replete with snailed black ADLC coating and chamfered edges.

The design is enhanced by a skeletonized ratchet and barrel in the exclusive Angelus six-spoke design. All the U50 Diver’s inner-workings can be viewed through the watch’s open-work case and Sapphire crystal exhibition case-back.

The watch is presented on a custom rubber diver’s strap. Not sure on the MSRP but expect big bucks.

What do think? Is this a grail piece or do you think it’s ridiculous? I shall admire it from afar but even if I was in the position to buy such a dive watch, I never would. I am in no way being being factitious but I really love the logo design. ;)



This is the Prospex Solar Diver Scuba x LOWERCASE Ref. SBDN059, the latest Prospex x LOWERCASE collab made exclusively for Freemans Sporting Club. I'm pretty sure you know the basic watch but for those that don't . . .

Its case is constructed with an inner-stainless steel module with an outer casing in hardened black plastic. It is fitted with a curved crystal.

Divers features include: 200m of water-resistance making it suitable for scuba-diving, anti-magnetic-resistance, a one-way bezel and a screw down crown and case-back. Did you notice the text CASED IN CHINA??? That’s a new one on me.

Power comes from a Solar-driven Driving system, the Seiko Caliber V147 which has an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and an operating time of for approx. 10 months from fully charged.

Its functions include an overcharge prevention function as well as a quick-start function. Further features of the watch include: hands and dial markers with Seiko LumiBrite.

The watch case has a height of 45.5mm, width of 45.9mm and depth of just 12.1mm. Its total weight is 91g.

The SEIKO Prospex Diver Scuba by Lowercase for Freemans Sporting Club Ref. SBDN059 has a Japanese MSRP of 40,000 JPY+TAX.


SEIKO Prospex Fieldmaster x ESTNATION SBDJ041

Remember those hot FIELDMASTERs we saw last fall? How could you forget, they were pretty damn desirable little timepieces.

Well, here’s another one to add to the collection – the Feildmaster x ESTNATION Ref. SBDJ041 with its sunburst silver dial boasting sexy silver on silver 24Hr markers and Prospex Solar logos.

The Exclusive Fieldmaster Model has been created in a limited series of 300 pieces for online fashion retailer, ESTNATION. It has a JMSRP of 42,000 JPY+TAX.

Basic specifications of the watch include: a 44.2mm (H) by 44.5mm (W) by 12mm (D) case with a Sapphire crystal. The watch also has a screw-down case-back and crown allowing for 200M of water-resistance.

The hands and dial markers have been applied with Seiko LumiBrite.

Powering the watches is a Seiko Solar powered caliber V157 which has an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and an operating of approx. 10 months from fully charged. It has overcharge prevention and quick-start functions.



SQUALE 1521 50 ATM Professional

Something newish from Squale for Baselworld 2018! Bigger and better things are coming – YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY …. I’ll shut up now.

The SQUALE 1521 50 ATM Professional watch is considered the classic SQUALE diver watch in its most elegant form. The design is by Charles von Büren, SQUALE’s founder, whose priority was to create a great-looking, yet robust diver’s watch.

A true divers watch that offers a proper 500 meters of water-resistance in a compact, 42mm-wide and 13mm-thick package for ultimate comfort in wear-ability. Special details include how the shape of the case protects the recessed crown at the 4:30 position, or how the orange minute hand makes reading the minutes super intuitive.

And of course not forgetting, the neat case-side engraving bearing the famous SQUALE name.

The SQUALE 1521 50 ATM Professional will be available with three different case finishes that include: high-gloss polished steel, sandblasted steel, or matte PVD. There will also be a wide range of lacquered dial colors available.

Spec. includes: an ETA Swiss 2824-2 automatic with 38-40 hours of power reserve, a 316L Stainless steel case, screw-down case-back and crown, unidirectional bezel with 60 clicks, anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and water-resistance up to 500 meters.


ZELOS Watches MAKO 500M

Who doesn’t like a good shark inspired diver – continuing the shark theme from the popular HAMMERHEAD, Zelos have just released their newest diver – the Mako!

The first thing I did when I read the name Mako was rush to the images of the watch’s case-back to see if there was indeed said shark on the back – there it was in all its glory, the torpedo like Mako one of the coolest sharks in the ocean.

So now that we know that coolness is guaranteed on the case-back with that epic Mako engraving more than living up to expectations, how about the rest of the watch?

Unsurprisingly it’s another vintage inspired model, this time hailing from the 60s – however true to form, Zelos have pulled off something less predictable than your average retro offering with an intriguing design with some recognizable design cues but also one or two little quirks to keep things interesting.

Take for example the dial with its wave pattern fanning out from the center, the neatly placed date black window at 6 o’clock, the double markers at 3, 6 and 9 and 12, the rows of tiny circular minute markers and the corn-dog seconds indicator.

Then there’s the case which is in 316L Stainless steel measuring 40mm in diameter with a lug-to-lug length of 46mm and a thickness of 13.5mm. This is characterized by an elongated crown guard which reaches from the middle to the top.

Divers features include: C3 and BGW9 lume, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with nicely pronounced teeth and ceramic inlay, an old school box-shaped 2.5mm thick Sapphire crystal, and 500 meters of water-resistance.

The new Zelos Mako is powered by a Swiss made Sellita SW200 automatic movement. It has a LAUNCH price of 399USD and which will increase by 30USD for every 20 pieces sold until it reaches its full RRP of 749USD.