Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2015-08-29

ULYSSE NARDIN Marine DIVER Artemis RACING

By TLex This sporty little number with its flashes of yellow and its sailing boat patterned dial was created in celebration of a new partnership between Swiss Manufacture, Ulysse Nardin and the Artemis Racing team, Sweden’s first crack at bringing home the prestigious America’s Cup title, which even in its 35th year has previously only ever been won by teams from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and United States.



The 250 piece Limited Edition of the Marine Diver with its vivid deep-ocean blue dial and strap with bursts Artemis Racing’s signature yellow, was revealed in Gothenburg, Sweden, host to the America’s Cup World Series.



With a pattern on the watch’s dial; where yachts seem to float on the ocean, the bold hour markers, hands and strap accented in yellow, the contemporary Artemis Racing insignia engraved into the steel element in the strap highlighting the partnership, the intricate wave pattern around the dial reinforcing both Artemis Racing and UN’s nautical roots – this is a stunning watch!

Forty-four millimeters in diameter and powered by the UN-26 self-winding base caliber, the watch offers a power-reserve indicator, small seconds counter and a date display at 6 o’clock, among other functions.



With a water-resistance to 300 meters, made possible thanks to an anti-reflective treated Sapphire crystal, a blue rubberized screwdown crown and caseback engraved with the team Artemis Racing yacht; the Marine Diver features a unidirectional rotational divers bezel that has been fluted with a wave pattern.



A sleek yet durable mixture of textures, including Stainless steel and rubber, the Marine Diver Artemis Racing is ideal for anyone that appreciates the virtues of a rugged yet elegant dive watch – that while striking a bold statement with its color pallet is as exclusive as any diver I’ve seen – just making a Summer release by the skin of its teeth!

2015-08-28

DEEP BLUE Sun Diver MILITARY

By TLex DEEP BLUE have released a new Military dive watch called the Sun Diver, 1000 meter water-resistant watch with a stealthy black PVD case.



Features of the Sun Diver Mil. include: an AISI 316L Stainless steel case measuring 46mm with a thickness of 14mm and an overall length of 52.5mm. Its weight is 220g.



The watch has a black dial with BGW9 SuperLuminous filled hands and dial markings. It is powered by a Japanese Seiko NH 36 D/D automatic movement with hacking stop seconds, 40hrs Power Reserve and bilingual weekday in English and Spanish.



Divers features of Sun Diver Mil include: a Sapphire crystal, triple o-ring crown and double o-ring caseback, manual helium valve (for Saturation Diving) and a water-resistance to 1000 meters.



It comes on either a Stainless steel bracelet or silicon divers strap with a PVD buckle. MSRP is 399USD for the bracelet version or just 349USD with the divers strap.

http://www.deepbluewatches.com/

TAG Heuer AQUARACER 300M CERAMIC Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph BLACK PHANTOM

By TLex This sexy looking beast is the Black Phantom, which in my opinion is the the nicest (certainly the coolest) model released in TAG's new 2015 AQUARACER 300M Ceramic collection.



Let's start with the dial, which is in sandblasted anthracite with horizontal streak effect. It features black-gold hand-applied polished and faceted markers with gray lume, black-gold polished and faceted hour and minute hands also with gray lume and black-gold polished counters. For reference; black-gold is only the name of plating bath.



Its 43mm case and its components are in Grade 2 Titanium with a sandblasted black titanium carbide coating.



Divers features include: a black titanium carbide coated unidirectional turning bezel with black faceted ceramic, engraved, gray lacquered numerals and an SLN dot at 12 o’clock -

Sandblasted black titanium carbide coated screwdown crown and caseback with diving bell engraving, an anti-reflective scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal with magnifying lens at 3 and a water-resistance to 300 meters.



The watch is of course powered by a TAG Heuer Calibre 16 automatic chronograph movement. It is presented on a black nylon strap with gray contrasting stitching and black lining with a black titanium carbide coated G2 Titanium folding divers clasp with safety push-buttons.

MSRP is 4050USD or 3000 USD for the three-hands Calibre 5 version.

http://www.tagheuer.com/int-en/home

2015-08-27

TAG Heuer AQUARACER 300M CERAMIC new2015 COLLECTION

By TLex TAG Heuer have introduced the new 2015 AQUARACER 300M Ceramic collection in two sizes; 41 or 43mm. Directly inspired by the diving world, it has been designed for sailing, scuba, surfing and other professional watersports and is the official watch of the World Surf League & Big Wave Tour.



TAG actually held the patent for one of the first ever water-resistant cases for a pocket watch in 1895 as well as the World’s first Chronograph with a regatta dial and tide indicator which can once again be seen in the new 2015 Aquaracer 300m.



As a diving instrument, the new Aquaracer was developed to meet the extreme requirements of professional diver and is so endowed with a 300M water-resistant case, a unidirectional rotational bezel with 6 studs for enhanced grip, a screwdown crown and a ceramic dial with highly visible luminescent markers.



Here’s a look at some of the new features of the collection:



Newly designed bezel for a dynamic look. Six ergonomic studs to easily set it up, when wearing gloves. A screwdown crown for more security at depth



Unidirectional bezel to measure time limits or elapsed dive-time. An accidental movement of the bezel could only reduce the indicated time remaining, an essential safety factor for divers



High grade finishing on the case, bezel and bracelet An unscratchable dial with horizontal streak effects for an avant-garde look



Luminescent markers on indexes and hands for viewing in low light



Folding clasp with a double security lock to prevent any accidental opening and with a special diving extension



Water-resistant to 300 meters: strict testing, double gaskets and rigorous, manufacturing standards make of the new Aquaracer a highly reliable watch.



Liked this? Check out TAG Heuer's new Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph BLACK PHANTOM. See the Calibre 5 & Kai Lenny in action on the BIG WAVE TOUR.

http://www.tagheuer.com/int-en/home

2015-08-26

Officine PANERAI Luminor SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback TITANIO

By TLex Dating back to 1936, the Luminor Submersible, is reinterprets Panerai's historic diving instruments that were once worn by the Italian Navy underwater commandos. [PAM00615]



Divers features include: a water-resistance of 300 meters and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel for calculating elapsed dive-time.



You can check other Panerai divers of the past and present by visiting the new PaneraiSubmersible.com.

2015-08-25

CHRISTOPHER WARD C60 Trident Pro 600 VINTAGE

By TLex This is the new C60 Trident Pro 600 from Christopher Ward's new Trident Vintage Edition collection and what a little stunner it is. I have coming onto 100 watches (cough cough) in my personal collection, but when I see a new offering as good-looking as this, it's hard to say, no to another!



The C60 Trident Pro 600 Vintage collection includes 8 different versions - that's two sizes; 38 or 42mm, a couple of case finishes as well as a choice of this lovely vintage Italian leather strap with CW motif-buckle or a 316L Marine grade bracelet with diver's extension.



Divers features include: a 42mm hand finished, marine grade, Stainless steel case with a 3.4mm anti-reflective Sapphire crystal, a uni-directional Zirconia dioxide ceramic bezel, a screwdown deep-stamped 3D back plate and screwdown crown and a water-resistance to 600m/2000ft.



Special features include: a unique engraved serial number and old Radium SuperLuminova markers, bezel marker and hands and CW's signature Trident counter-balance.



Power comes form a Swiss made Sellita SW200-1 or ETA 2824) with 26 (or 25) Jewel self-winding mechanical movement, 38 hour power reserve, date calendar, central hacking seconds and an anti-shock system.

OMEGA Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition

By TLex With its naval history and classic style, the Seamaster 300 has been JB's dive watch of choice since the days of GoldenEye in 1995, perfectly reflecting 007’s character.



Now, Omega have produced a new Limited Edition Seamaster 300 in celebration of SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film, so that fans and watch collectors will be able to buy the actual model worn by Daniel Craig in the film.



What makes this latest Seamaster 007 LE so special is that, unlike previous models that have gone before it, it has done away with cheesy 007 motifs etc making way for some really nice and subtle features.



The watch features a bi-directional, rotational divers bezel, made from black, polished ceramic, combined with a LiquidMetal® 12hr scale, so that time can be kept with any country in the world.



Other unique features include a "lollipop" central seconds hands, as well as the 5-stripe black and gray NATO strap. A 007 gun logo has been engraved on the bracelet's strap holder.

Each watch has its own unique serial number engraved on the back along with the SPECTRE film logo.



Powering the watch is the highly innovative OMEGA Master Co-Axial caliber 8400, a revolutionary movement in its own right.

This special dive watch will be limited to just 7,007 pieces. It will be available in selected boutiques from September.



Daniel Craig actually went to see production of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition, whilst on a special visit to the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland. He was given a guided tour, as well as exclusive access to the factory’s assembly line. He can be seen wearing one of the watches, above.