Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-04-27

BOLDR Odyssey

Introducing the Odyssey, a dive watch with a unique angled design, 500 meters of water-resistance and a Seiko NH35A automatic movement from the BOLDR Supply Co.



With its angular designed case and lugs, domed AR-coated Sapphire crystal and 120-click studded divers bezel the Odyssey offers yet another alternative for those looking for an affordable diver.



Functional and stylish, the Odyssey’s sturdy case is also fitted with an HEV, a large screwdown crown and solid caseback engraved with nautical design by Melbourne artist Ashwin Royan.



Each BOLDR Odyssey comes with a choice of a durable polyurethane strap or a top-grain stylish Italian leather strap with a waterproof coating.



The BOLDR Odyssey comes in three, stylish color combinations - the Deep Blue comes with a navy blue dial, white lumed hour markers, in a Stainless steel case and bezel.



The White Storm comes with a white dial, white lumed hour markers, with a Stainless steel case and a gunmetal bezel.


The Ever Black comes with a black dial, white lumed hour markers with an all-black Stainless steel case and bezel.



The Ever Black and White Storm model benefit from Diamond-Like Carbon Coating (DLC) on their cases, providing diamond-like-hardness and resistance to corrosion.

Follow the link HERE for more info.

https://boldrwatches.com/

2017-04-24

SEIKO Prospex Diver Scuba Limited Edition by GIUGIARO DESIGN

These two, ever so slightly off-the-wall Prospex Divers come courtesy of the design studios of Italian supercar designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro who is responsible for all sorts of very cool reimagined objects from Nikon camera cases to furniture.



Their wacky-looking cases are made from Stainless steel and plastic like any good Propsex Diver; however their shroudings have been given a funky Lego-like surface that wraps around the entire right hand side of their cases and extends to the left side and down toward the right lugs.

They measures 43.8mm in diameter with a lug-lug measurement of 48mm and a height of 11.2mm. They are fitted with a domed Sapphire crystal, diver’s bezels and screw-down crowns and case-backs with engraved LE numbers.



Further divers features include: anti-magnetic resistance, water-resistance to 200 meters and hands and markers with Seiko LumiBrite. The Blue Edition looks like it might have a DiaShield coating while the Gold Edition has an IP coating.



Powering these two unusual suspects are Seiko Quartz 7N36 calibers which have an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month.



The Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Limited Edition by Giugiaro Design Ref. SBEE001 & SBEE002 have been produced in limited numbers of 2,000 pieces of each reference.



The Blue version SBEE001 has a Japanese retail price of 45,000¥ +TAX while the Gold Edition is slightly more expensive at 45,000¥ +TAX. Put a smile on your face?:)

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

CREPAS Tornado 1000M [divine wind]

One type of extreme weather is very much like another, right? Take typhoons and tornadoes for example; which are both types of powerful wind that generally wreak havoc on anything that lies in their path.



The same could be said of two divers watches named after these extreme winds – such as the (does anyone know another word for legendary) fabled Sandoz Typhoon or its holy incarnation, the new Crepas Tornado.



Unlike their namesakes, neither is likely to wreak havoc upon your wrist. However both boast 1000 meters of water-resistance and a powerful design that will likely cause a fair amount of salivation.



One is a fragile vintage icon from the 1970s, the other a reliable, historically styled piece of modern dive watch engineering from arguably one of the best in the business.



This is the CREPAS Tornado, available with a 43mm diameter case and offering the choice of either a Plexiglas acrylic crystal or a Sapphire crystal –



it is the next exotic pieces in a dream stable that includes – the Le GRAND, TEKTITE, CAYMAN, L’OCEAN, and more recently the 4000M DECOMASTER.



Its case is in Stainless steel with a brushed and polished finish. This is fitted with a screw-down crown and caseback plus a stunning 60-click diver’s bezel with those iconic bezel teeth.



It houses a Swiss ETASA 2824-2 movement. The caseback has special screw offset to its side just like the original –



forming an early helium release valve system only the today there’s a sense of drama with a massive engraved arrow with the words – DANGER, do not turn to open – how cool is that?!



The CREPAS Tornado comes in 4 dial colors: black, grey, orange and yellow. Ceck out those massive dial markers! These along with the hands will be with Swiss SLN.



It will be made in a Limited Edition of xxx number of pieces depending on customer demand – which is likely to be high given its favorable price-tag which starts from just 475€!



It will be delivered with 316L Stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet as well as a nylon NATO strap.



Please follow the link to PRE-ORDER. Expected delivery will be August 2017.

EDOX Delfin Fleet 1650 BRONZE Limited Edition

Seems that the BRONZE revolution is in full swing – even mainstream watch brands, of the type that you might encounter down the local mall are creating tempting vintage-styled bronzed beauties like the new Fleet 1650 L.E. Bronze from Edox.



A revival of the vintage Delfin timepiece collection, the 43mm case of the Delfin Fleet 1650 has a stunning bronze case, the same material used on the fittings of 17th Century Dutch ships.



Divers features include: a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a navy blue aluminum inlay, an anti-reflective doomed sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and solid caseback, and a water-resistance of 200 meters.



The Stainless steel caseback is engraved with a wind rose design like the ones found in historic drawings along with a special engraved inscription reading “There is no certainty, there is only adventure “plus its Limited Edition number out of 200. Its dial is in deep blue.

The watch is powered by a Swiss-made Edox Cal. 88 automatic movement.



Presented in a hand-made leather travel pouch, the Edox Delfin Fleet 1650 Limited Edition also comes with a vintage heritage leather strap and a bi-color NATO strap.

The EDOX Delfin Fleet 1650 Bronze Limited Edition Ref. 88004 BRZBU BUI will go on sale from July 2017, priced 1990€.

EDOX Delfin Fleet 1650 STEEL Limited Edition

There is no denying the popularity of Edox’s HYDRO-SUB – the fact that they were heavily discounted online might have helped but it always was a looker, right?



 Edox have gone old school again with a new vintage design that recalls the watches of the original Delfin collection. Today's Delfin Fleet 1650 has a Stainless steel case measuring 43mm in diameter; however it is also available in BRONZE.



Divers features include: a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black aluminum inlay, an anti-reflective domed Sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and solid caseback and a water-resistance of 200 meters.



The Stainless steel caseback is engraved with a Wind Rose design like the ones that featured in historic drawings - along with a special engraved inscription reading “There is no certainty, there is only adventure “plus its Limited Edition number out of 300. Its dial is in matte black.

The watch is powered by a Swiss-made Edox Cal. 88 automatic movement.



Presented in a hand-made leather travel pouch, the Edox Delfin Fleet 1650 Limited Edition also comes with a vintage heritage leather strap plue a bi-color NATO strap.

The Edox Delfin Fleet 1650 Steel Limited Edition Ref. 88004 3 NIN will go on sale from July 2017, priced 1725USD.

2017-04-22

NODUS Trieste

Nodus – sounds like the name of an indie rock band, right? Well it isn’t quite, it’s Latin – however when the young dudes from LA-based, Nodus aren’t geeking out over their favorite divers, they’re getting their rock on, and from what I’ve heard they’re pretty good at it.



Musical talent aside – Nodus are also self-confessed dive watch geeks – both Cullen and Wes have been collecting divers for several years which has not only schooled them but has fueled their passion to the point where they have decided to create their own diver!



Introducing the Nodus Trieste an affordable vintage-inspired design with a contemporary touch – its case is in 316L Stainless steel measuring 41mm in diameter with a thickness of 13mm and a lug-lug measurement of 50mm.



It is equipped with all the essential diver’s features such as: a screw-down crown and caseback, a double-domed Sapphire crystal with blue AR on in its underside, a Sapphire inlayed unidirectional rotational divers bezel and 200m of water-resistance (tested in-house).



Further divers features include: dial hands, hour-markers and bezel with SuperLuminova BGW-9 and a Stainless steel bracelet with a divers extension and flip-lock clasp.



Powering the Trieste will be one of two automatic movements: a Swiss STP1-11 or Seiko (SII) NH35A. Nodus regulate all their movements in-house.



The Nodus Trieste has a number of appealing design elements – there’s its texturized dial and that quirky handset for starters then the inclusion of navy blue and burgundy for the bezel inlays and that classic coin-edged bezel – pretty nice!



I also like the decision to use blue-tinted AR – this will give the watch a more premium feel imo – think Omega, Bretiling, GP etc. who also use blue AR. It might be a deal breaker for some, though.



The Trieste is available in 3 colors, black, blue and red – priced 350USD for the NH35 and 500 for the STP1. It is shipping, now. Please follow the link embedded, below for more info.

https://www.noduswatches.com/

2017-04-20

STEINHART Triton 100 ATM TITANIUM

Almost a decade after it was first released, Steinhart’s Triton 100 ATM is back and is better than ever thanks to a new Titanium case construction, a completely rethought dial design and an Elaboré-grade movement.



While the new Triton 100 ATM boasts a Titanium case, Steinhart has thoughtfully retained all those cool features that we loved about the first 100 ATM such as its ‘’100 ATM’’ engraved case side or the orange Helium Escape Valve.



The new has been constructed from aerospace-grade Titanium and has been given a satin finish. The case measures 45mm in diameter with a thickness of 15mm which is .8mm thinner than the original 100 ATM.



I don’t really need to tell you about the benefits of Titanium – but in case you need reminding of its virtues – it is lighter and stronger than steel and is hypoallergenic which means it won’t react with your skin. The new 100 ATM weighs just 144g.



The case is characterized by its new crown-guard that now extends all the way into the bottom lug. This has been fitted with a DLC-coated, 120-clcik Stainless steel divers bezel with a BG W9 SLN-filled dive-time scale.



A flat Sapphire crystal with a double anti-reflective coating on its inside affords an uninterrupted view of the dial with its new layout which has been simplified to allow better readability.



The watch’s ability to read dive-time has been further enhanced by the use of two different lume colors that help to isolate the relevant features such as the minute hand and bezel’s 12hr maker – these are in orange while the hour-markers are in blue.



Further divers features include: a screw-down-crown at 4 o'clock, a solid Stainless steel caseback and 1000 meters of water-resistance.



The case-back has this awesome engraving of Triton the god of the sea with long flowing hair and an impressive amount of facial hair.



Both the case-back and dial sport the new Triton logo which is in a stylish contemporary text. The dial now also has the word ‘’ professional’’ on it.



Powering this deep diving bearded god of the sea is a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 Elaboré automatic movement with 25 jewels and date.



The finishing touch to the Trition 100 ATM is a vintage calfskin leather strap with sporty orange stitching and a Titanium buckle which is attached to the lugs via massive hex-screws.



Its price is EUR 650- incl. VAT. Follow the link embedded, below to order yours.