Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2016-05-27

TWCO Salvage DIVER

By TLex This is the new Salvage Diver from TWCO in the Netherlands. It follows in the footsteps of the Sea Rescue Diver and recently released Sea Rescue Diver TACTICAL, a natural progression in TWCO’s collection of dive watches designed for the toughest of marine environments!



Made from 316L marine-grade Stainless Steel, the Salvage diver which measures 43mm in diameter by 14mm thick with a lug to lug measurement of 51mm has a number of divers features such as its bidirectional internal bezel.



It is also fitted with a double-domed Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on its inside. Its Japanese made Miyota 9015 with custom TWCO rotor can be viewed through a Sapphire crystal exhibition caseback.



It has a water-resistance to 300 meters deep. Its dial is in matte black with white hands and markers that have both been applied with BGW9 SLN which emits a blue light.



The case with its polished and beveled edges has some familiarity about it but I can’t put my finger on anything specific.



Ultimately such a solid looking diver with a super clean and simple style is always going to be appealing. Its price is 777€. Follow the link embedded below for more on the new Salvage Diver from TWCO.

2016-05-26

HELBERG CH6 dlc DUAL

By TLex This is the new CH6 DLC Dual from HELBERG.



It is configured with a high glossy black dial with a golden handset with BW9 SLN. Its bezel is with a lumed black ceramic inlay which perfectly complements its black brushed DLC-treated case.



The DUAL Special Editions are called so because HELBERG have combined two different types Swiss SuperLumiNova C3 and BGW9 for dial, handset and inlay. C3 has a greenish hue whilst BGW is bluish.



Further features include: a flat Sapphire crystal, a Japanese Miyota 9015 caliber and a water-resistance of 1000 meters. It is currently on special offer for 500euro reduced from 800euro.

Follow the link for more on this and other SPECIAL EDITIONS from HELBERG & H2O Watches . . .

HELBERG CH6 Stainless Steel DUAL

By TLex This is the new CH6 Stainless Steel Dual from HELBERG.



It is configured with: a high glossy black dial with a chromed handset with BGW9 SLN. Its bezel is with a lumed black ceramic inlay which contrasts perfectly with its brushed Stainless steel case.



The DUAL Special Editions are called so because HELBERG have combined two different types Swiss SuperLumiNova C3 and BGW9 for dial, handset and inlay. C3 has a greenish hue whilst BGW is bluish.



Further features include: a flat Sapphire crystal, a Japanese Miyota 9015 caliber and a water-resistance of 1000 meters. It is currently on special offer for 400euro reduced from 700euro.

Follow the link for more on this and other SPECIAL EDITIONS from HELBERG & H2O Watches . . .

MIDO Ocean Star Captain CALIBER 80

By TLex MIDO have equipped a special version of their popular divers model, the Ocean Star Captain with a beautiful vertically satin-finished blue dial, their tribute to the ocean depths and a top notch automatic movement called, the Mido Caliber 80 which has up to 80 hours of power reserve!

Speaking of the ocean depths, the Ocean Star Captain 80’s 42.5 in diameter satin-finished and polished Stainless steel case is water-resistant down to 200 meters.



It is also equipped with all the usual divers features: a Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a blue aluminum inlay for reading dive-time,

a generous application of white SLN on the indexes and hands for excellent legibility, both underwater and at night and a Stainless steel bracelet fitted with a folding clasp and divers extension.



The Ocean Star Captain 80’s screwdown caseback is adorned with a starfish, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection. Five other versions of this model are also available.

Liked this? Check out the new Ocean Star Captain TITANIUM . . .

TAG Heuer AQUARACER Calibre 5 Phantom ONE PIECE

By TLex Something fun from TAG Heuer Japan, who will be launching the 500 piece Japan Only Limited Edition model of the Aquaracer PHANTOM!

The Aquracer Phantom One Piece Special Edition Ref. WAY218D.FC6364 will be available from 17 stores across Japan from July 23rd.



Special features of the watch include: a sandblasted anthracite dial with horizontal streak effect, 9 main One Piece characters silhouetted in for red - Monkey D. Luffy, and blue for ocean meaning Friendship & Adventure.



Its case is 41mm in diameter in sandblasted black Titanium carbide coated Titanium Grade 2 with: compass design with the skull point implying north on bezel, unidirectional divers bezel with black faceted ceramic inlay with engraved, grey lacquered markers and SLN dot at 12 o’clock.



The bezel is also in black Titanium carbide coated. It wraps around an anti-reflective scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal.

Further divers features include: a sandblasted black Titanium carbide coated screwdown crown and caseback with engraving of 9 main One Piece characters. Its water resistance is 300 meters.



If you are Japan and you go to pre-order at any of the 17 stores, you’ll be able to select your favorite caseback and will have the chance to join a TAG Heuer x One Piece special event.

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

2016-05-24

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http://www.zrc.fr/

Officina Subacquea ARGONAUTH

By TLex I must admit, I don’t know that much about Offcina Subacquea. I came across them through Facebook either from an advertisement of by someone adding me to a group.

This is what I do know. The Italian dive watch brand is headed up by a Fabrizio Vallesi’s whose love of the diving combined with the use of modern dive watch technologies has resulted in the Argonauth –

Its specifications include: a 47mm in diameter case with: curved Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional bezel, a screwdown cashback and crown positioned at 4 o’clock and a water resistance of 1200 meters.



Power comes from a Swiss made, Sellita SW200 automatic movement. Looks pretty cool – always nice to see something different! ;)

Like black lumed hands and markers? Check out the latest OceanicTime SE!

http://www.officinasubacquea.it/

DELMA Shell Star AUTO

By TLex Introducing the new Limited Edition Shell Star from Delma, a divers model based on the Swiss brand’s first professional divers watch from 1975 of the same name –

celebrating a new partnership with the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship to become the Official Timekeeper of the Transat New York - Vendée Race.



The original Shell Star had a water-resistance of 200 meters; a major milestone for Delma as it defined their divers collection over the next few decades.



The new Shell Star has retained its distinctively sporty appearance. Its 44mm x 12.7mm Stainless steel case is equipped with a Helium Escape Valve and has a water-resistance to 500 meters.



Further divers features include: a Sapphire crystal, a Stainless steel screwdown crown and caseback with mineral crystal and a unidirectional turning with black, blue or orange anodized aluminum ring.



Powering the Sea Shell is an ETA 2824-2 with: 25 jewels, a beat-rate of 28'800 alt/h, a power reserve of 42h and a custom gold plated, Delma engraved rotor.

The Shell Star comes on a Stainless steel bracelet with solid links and end-pieces and a Stainless steel folding divers clasp with security system. Its list price is: 1295CHF.

2016-05-22

DELMA Santiago Auto Diver CERAMIC

By TLex Here’s another new model from Delma. The Santiago Automatic diver just got a little bit tougher thanks to –



a new all black PVD finish and a highly scratch-resistant ceramic bezel inlay!



The Santiago Automatic Ceramic has a 43mm case with a water-resistance to 500 meters.

It is powered by a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Its price is around 1200€.

DELMA Santiago BLUE SHARK II

By TLex This is the Santigo BLUE SHARK  II, the same great deep diver as the first version only with a newly revised bezel that not only looks better but should work a little better, too.



The new high-grip bezel with cut markings can now be rotated far more easily and precisely even when wearing diver’s gloves.



Like its predecessor, the convex case is equipped with a Helium Valve and features a strong, double safety lock on the clasp. WR is 3000 meters!