2024-06-20

RP02 TITANIUM GRADE 23 by PARADISI [immaculate conception]

A diver's dream is born, unveiling the Limited Edition RP02 Italian Diver, one of the purest expressions of the diver! 

For the discerning diver's watch aficionado, a timepiece is more than just a tool. It's a statement, a reflection of that passion, a testament to quality.

Introducing a limited-edition diver's watch that embodies all of this and more, handcrafted in Italy from Titanium Grade 23 with an unwavering commitment to its understated strength. 

This exquisite diver evokes the spirit of vintage diving watches of the 1950s with its understated aesthetic but scratch beneath the surface and you'll discover a modern engineering power house.

The clean, sterile dial speaks volumes without saying a single word, a testament to the purity of design. This is a watch for those who appreciate the finer details, the subtle nuances that elevate a timepiece to something truly special. There's a symphony of Italian craftsmanship with every element of this watch, except the movement of course. This has been meticulously crafted in-house, in Switzerland by a prestigious Maison. Thus ensuring a level of quality and exclusivity rarely found in the boutique arena. Furthermore, the use of cutting-edge materials like Ti 23 and CuBe (beryllium copper) for the wheels and a palladium-coated solid tungsten rotor speaks volumes of the watchmaker's dedication to innovation. By the way, CuBe offers exceptional durability and self-lubrication, while the tungsten rotor ensures smooth rotation and optimal weight distribution. There's uncompromising attention to detail with the watch's exceptional functionality extending beyond its internal mechanics. Every component, including the crystal, has been designed by the watchmaker and manufactured in Italy by over 20 partner companies, signifying a true commitment to domestic craftsmanship. Even the watchbox has been machined from billet aluminum for unmatched strength and then adorned with luxurious Alcantara, while the counter package is sheathed in sporty neoprene for added protection. Diving into the RP02 TITANIUM GRADE 23 in a little more depth, the RP02 boasts a classic diver's watch silhouette with a 43mm case diameter and a thickness of just 12.3mm. The case is crafted from Grade 23 Titanium, renowned for its exceptional strength and lightweight properties. In addition the use of Grade 5 Titanium for the screw-down case-back and winding crown ensures superior corrosion resistance to seawater. A scratch-resistant 3mm-thick Sapphire crystal safeguards the watch's sober face, while the substantial 1000-meters of water resistance makes it ideal for any serious diving expeditions. The marriage of Italian design and Swiss engineering, the handcrafted dial which features indexes filled with brightly glowing Superluminova BGW9 for exceptional luminescence in low-light conditions.

The watch is secured by a comfortable Artem sailcloth strap, ideal for both on-land adventures and underwater exploration. 

 

 

The beating heart of the RP02 is the La Joux Perret caliber G100 movement, meticulously modified to exclude the date function because the cleanliness of a diver's dial layout is of paramount importance, as we know.

This next-generation automatic movement also boasts a remarkable 68-hour power reserve and a slim 4.45mm profile, ensuring exceptional functionality and aesthetics. Entirely designed and manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, by the prestigious La Joux Perret manufacture, the movement represents the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking expertise. And with a true Limited Edition, there's real exclusivity. Owning an RP02 watch is more than just possessing just another driver; it's about joining a prestigious club of just 50 collectors, Worldwide.

With its exceptional craftsmanship, timeless design, and commitment to quality, this limited-edition diver's watch is a true collector's dream born from an immaculate conception. 

Priced at 2950 Euros, this exquisite Italian Diver is an opportunity to own a piece of Italian watchmaking history. But what do you think?

2024-05-17

LeJOUR Hammerhead Shark BRONZE [formidable beauty with teeth]

LeJOUR invites you to dive into the depths of time with their latest diver's model, the elegant, the classic, the stunning new Hammerhead Bronze, delivered in two handsome colors. Just don't get bitten by it! 

Whether or not you'll truly journey beneath the waves with the Hammerhead Bronze is up to you, but this latest marvel from LeJOUR Watches sure does invite the deep.

This exquisite diver’s watch, named after the formidable hammerhead shark, is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and the spirit of adventure. The Hammerhead Bronze is not just a timepiece, it’s a piece of history worn on your wrist. Crafted from CuSn8 grade bronze, this watch pays homage to the age-old material that has been a cornerstone in maritime engineering.

Bronze’s unique ability to develop a distinctive patina over time makes each watch a personalized artifact, reflecting the wearer’s own journey. 

But even if patina isn't your thing, this rugged, hermetically sealed beast can be kept absolutely pristine with a refreshing splash of gentle solvent such as lemon juice.

The watch’s design draws inspiration from its namesake, the hammerhead shark, known for its distinctive head shape and unmatched sensory capabilities. 

The blue sunray dial mirrors the ocean’s mesmerizing hues, while the deep green a reflection of the hills on the shoreline. 

Meanwhile the bi-colored inner dial ring adds a sporty elegance, reminiscent of the shark’s dynamic presence.

Whether sat on your nightstand or in the brackish murk of the ocean, visibility is paramount. 

The Hammerhead Bronze ensures clarity in the darkest conditions with BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova on its hands and indices, casting a glow as captivating as the bioluminescent creatures on which its namesake feasts.

And at the heart of the Hammerhead Bronze beats the Sellita SW-200 Automatic Movement, a Swiss-made mechanism renowned for its reliability and precision. 

This movement is a silent workhorse, much like the hammerhead shark gliding across the ocean floor.

Designed to withstand the pressures of the deep, the Hammerhead Bronze boasts a water-resistance of up to 20 bar or 200 meters. 

So whether you're navigating the urban jungle or exploring the coral reef, this Hammerhead is your steadfast companion.

LeJOUR’s Hammerhead Bronze celebrates the ocean’s mysteries and the explorers who dare to uncover them. 

With a case-back adorned with a deeply stamped hammerhead shark motif, this collection is a constant reminder of our connection to the vast blue world.

The Hammerhead Bronze is a tribute to the fearless hammerhead shark and the enduring legacy of bronze in maritime exploration. With LeJOUR’s Hammerhead Bronze on your wrist, time becomes not just a measure, but a journey, something that will surely tell your story whatever that may be.

Thoughts? It's great to see the return of the LeJOUR Hammerhead, its use of Bronze perfectly showcases its classic silhouette. 

While the blue and green dials adorned with teeth-like indexes add that touch of excitement to the otherwise understated aesthetic.

 https://www.lejourwatches.ch/

2024-05-05

DEEP BLUE Master 1000 II [uncompromising value for gen. 2]

Deep pockets are not essential, DB once again provides all that you'll ever need for any foray into the deep blue. 

Or indeed when it comes to getting your hands on a good looking, solid diver's watch.

Before we kick off, check out the model with the faux patina, it's pretty darn unbeatable for 170USD (current special price).

Discover the NEW Deep Blue MASTER 1000 II, a robust diver’s watch designed for the depths.

This timepiece features a generous 44mm case diameter and a 51mm lug-to-lug measurement, housed in a 15mm thick case, meaning that it's a diver meant for real men. It’s been built to withstand a substantial amount of water-resistance at 1000 feet (330 meters) thanks to its solid 316L stainless steel case. The watch is also equipped with a scratch-resistant ceramic luminous bezel that rotates unidirectionally with a precise 120-click cycle. Ensuring water resistance, it also comes with a screw-down crown and case-back. At its heart lies the Seiko NH 35 Automatic Movement, a reliable Japanese mechanism with a 21,600 VPH beat-rate and 24 jewels, featuring a date function. The movement’s intricacies can be admired through the exhibition case-back, showcasing a custom-designed rotor emblazoned with the Deep Blue logo. For visibility in the deep blue, the watch has a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and Swiss Superluminova on the hour markers and hands. It also includes a Helium release valve for professional saturation diving, positioned at the 10 o’clock mark. Completing the design, the MASTER 1000 II offers a 22mm custom-designed soft silicone strap or a 22mm bracelet with a deployant clasp and micro-adjustments for comfort.

For more details on the MASTER 1000M II’s features, please visit the official DEEP BLUE website. 

http://www.deepbluewatches.com/

2024-05-03

NOVE Marine Collection [dive into modernity]

Crowd pleaser or a diver's watch that dares to stand out from the crowd? You be the judge. In this fast paced world take a well-earned break and dive into the depths of modernity with Nove’s latest diver's model as your trusted companion.

Introducing the NOVE Marine watch, an upgraded version of the Rocketeer, maintaining its sleek chamfered and geometric design while incorporating advanced diving capabilities. 

A diver that embodies the essence of modernity and refinement, neatly packaged as a timepiece that serves as the stylish accessory on land and the reliable dive buddy in the deep.

With precision and innovation at its core, the NOVE Marine stands proudly as an alternative point of view, a solo voice in modern Swiss watchmaking that hopes to be heard above constant chatter of retro and vintage styles. 

It features a diving bezel with twelve Super Luminous markers, inspired by the NOVE Atlantean model.

While the bezel is fixed it includes an innovative inner ring that can be rotated using a screw-down crown located at the 2 o’ clock position. 

A vital diver's safety feature and your key to the depths of the ocean, created using high-tech Swiss craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship that dares to dream as the NOVE Marine is proudly born from a vision to create a timepiece that transcends the ordinary, thus a diver for individuals.

Meanwhile its screw-down crown is marked with a red aluminum ring indicating its locked status. When the crown is unscrewed, the red ring becomes visible, signaling that the inner ring can be adjusted in both directions. 

After setting the minute counter on the inner ring, the user can screw the crown back in place until the red ring is no longer visible, ensuring that both the inner ring and crown are securely locked. 

This locking indicator is also present on the time adjustment crown at the 4 o’ clock position.

Its dual screw-down crown system and 200-meter water-resistance are testaments to its fearless nature, inviting you to plunge into the depths with confidence.

A symphony of light and shadow adorn the dial, with the highest grade of Swiss Super-LumiNova C3, the Marine doesn’t just tell time, it illuminates it. 

The luminescent glow is your guide through the murkiest of depths, the darkest of nights, ensuring that time is always within sight no matter where you are or how dark it is.

And there’s strength in every element, encased in 316L Stainless steel, the Nove Marine is as enduring as the mountains. With a case size of 41.5mm, the watch appeals to a broad audience. 

While its interchangeable band system allows for easy customization to suit various occasions.

The watch uses a double-curved Sapphire crystal to enhance the dial’s visibility and showcase the dial accents. 

While a similar double-curved Sapphire crystal case-back provides a window onto the soul of the Nove Marine, showcasing the Swiss innovation that drives every second.

With precision at its core, its heart beats thanks to a Swiss automatic movement, the trusty cal. SW200, a heartbeat of reliability. 

Its robustness is matched only by its versatility, with an interchangeable bracelet that adapts to every adventure and every mood.

And for true divers, the extendable diver safety buckle provides quick bracelet length adjustments, accommodating long-sleeved wet-suits. 

Finally there's a promise of excellence with a 3-year warranty, the Nove Marine’s commitment to be there whenever something goes wrong.

For more info. on the NOVE MARINE collection, please follow the link. NOVE are kindly offering 10% OFF using discount code: OT10 which is valid until May 31st. 

Specifications 

Movement: Swiss-made Sellita SW200 

Crystal: Scratch-resistant Sapphire with anti-reflective coating 

Case, Bezel, and Band Material: 316L Stainless steel 

Water Resistance: 200 Meters / 660 Feet Size: 41.5mm 

Thickness: 13.05mm 

Power Reserve: 41h 

Warranty: 3 Years

 

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