Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2014-04-24

SEIKO Prospex Kinetic GMT DIVER

By TLex Seiko have released an interesting new Prospex Diver [Ref. SUN019P1] driven by a Cal. 5M85 Kinetic GMT. Its Stainless steel case measures 47.5mm and is fitted with: a screwdown - caseback, crown and push-button, a rotational divers bezel and an anti-reflective coated Sapphire crystal. It is water-resistant to 200 meters.



Follow the link embedded below for info.

http://www.seikowatches.com/collections/prospex/

HELBERG CH3 Chronograph 300M

By TLex This is the HELBERG CH3, a new Swiss made, 300 meter water-resistant chronograph from H2O Watches.



It is by no means a serious dive watch, but I think you'll agree that is pretty nice looking watch with a lovely clean and minimalist aesthetic. The combination of the bezel and oversized crown is very fetching!



Starting with the dial, which is in an ultra gloss-black with a sunburst effect and chromed hands that have been applied along with the markers with BGW9 Swiss SuperLumiNova that emits a blue light.



Its case is in 316L Stainless steel with a brushed finish on top and polished sides. It measures 44mm in diameter (excl. crown) x 13.70mm thick and with a lug to lug measurement of 53.70mm.



The case is fitted with a flat Sapphire crystal, a brushed Stainless steel fixed bezel and a solid Stainless steel caseback that has been secured by six Hex-screws.



The caseback is engraved with eagle motif as well as some of the CH3's basic specifictions which include: a Swiss made Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph caliber with 25 jewels and black day-/ date display at 3 o'clock.



The CH3 comes on a 22m black Cordura strap with a brushed 316L Stainless steel buckle. It is available HERE from H2O Watches' new online store . . .

2014-04-23

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS Robusto Manjuari 1882FEET

By TLex This is the new Robusto MANJUARI 1882ft. from Cuban Swiss watchmakers, Cuervo y Sobrinos. The Manjuari fish from which the watch takes its name, is a species that is indigenous to Cuba. There’s an engraving of the said fish on the watch’s caseback.



Its 43mm x 15mm case has been constructed from a combination of Stainless steel, Titanium and rubber. It has been fitted with an AR-coated Sapphire crystal and unidirectional divers bezel with a Sapphire crystal inlay. It has a water-resistance to 600 meters or 1,882 feet.



It is powered by a Swiss made automatic CyS 5100 caliber, based on a Sellita SW200-1 with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph and power reserve of 38 hours. It’d dial is in with applied CyS logo and hands and hour markers with Swiss SuperLuminova. The watch comes on a black rubber divers strap with CyS red underside and a steel deployment buckle.

2014-04-22

Girard-Perregaux SEA Hawk [colored for the sea]

By TLex With its vivid cobalt blue and coral orange hues, chosen for its dial, hands and unidirectional divers bezel - this latest variant of the Sea Hawk is possibly the most evocative of the ocean that we've seen since its UPDATE in 2012.



The cobalt blue of the its dial and rubber divers strap give it a distinctly nautical aesthetic, while its minute and second hands and the power reserve indicator that are highlighted in the same shade of orange that is used on the bezel's dive-time scale, further its intent as a diving instrument.



Its multei-facetted brushed finished case has been manufactured from Stainless steel. Its features: a screw-down black rubber crown (4 o'clock) that has been carefully positioned into its elongated integrated crown guard, providing protection from any unwanted knocks.



The case has a diameter of 44mm and a thickness of 17.1mm. It is water-resistant up to a depth of 1000 meters meeting the requirements ISO 6425 for diving watches. Further divers features include: a Helium escape valve ensuring that the air pressure between the watch's interior and exterior is rebalanced on return from deep-sea diving expeditions.



Its raised honeycomb dial features 3D hour markers and large white sword hands that have been coated with a lume. Then there’s the SH’s characteristic date placement at 2 o'clock deeply recessed into the dial and with beautifully polished sides, a power reserve indicator is at 6 o'clock and a sub-seconds counter is at 10 o'clock.



The Sea Hawk is powered by an in-house GP03300-0074 self-winding mechanical movement with: hour, minute, second, and date functions plus a certified 46-hour power reserve indicator with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, or 4 Hz. It is presented on either a rubber divers strap or on the new HAWK steel bracelet.

[GREEN] [CERAMIC] [MERMAIDS] [FOReverglades]

2014-04-21

TISSOT Seastar 1000 POWERMATIC

By TLex It seems there was a little more to the new RED Seastar 1000 that I showed you a few weeks back . . .



Introducing the new Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic family, powered by Swiss made Tissot Powermatic calibers with; 25 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 80 hours. The Powerematic is based on an ETA CO7.111.



These are housed in Stainless steel cases measuring 42mm x 12.4mm. The cases are equipped with; Sapphire crystals, unidirectional divers bezels with either black, blue or red ceramic inserts plus automatic Helium Escape Valves. Water-resistance is 300 meters.



Further divers features include: a rubber strap with a divers buckle and extension plus SuperLumiNova applied brushed steel hands and dial markings. The watch dials are offered in black or blue.

2014-04-20

Carl F. BUCHERER Patravi ScubaTec BRAZIL 2014

By TLex Scuba diving and the beautiful game? Not, your typical bedmates, are they; but with the 20th World Cup due to kick off in Brazil in just a few weeks, football fever has already reached the Manufacture of Carl F. Bucherer in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland -



where the brand has teamed up with the Swiss Football Association to produce a Special Edition of the Patravi ScubaTec bearing the colors of the Swiss Football Association.



Made especially for the 2014 World Cup, the ScubaTec swaps out its blue livery for a striking new red, which has been used for the ceramic inlay of its divers bezel, the ring on its crown and the details of its custom, black ScubaTec, rubber divers strap. The Swiss Football Association motif can be seen as a pattern on the dial as well as on the 30-min marker on the bezel.

2014-04-18

GRAFF ScubaGraff chocolate DLC

By TLex Confectionery references aside, I quite like the ScubaGraff. I would love to see one in either brushed Stainless steel or Titanium - of course, sans the unnecessary bling, but then it probably wouldn't be a true Graff, would it?!

Still it's a pretty cool looking piece with a top-notch build quality; and if you scratch beneath the surface, you'll discover that it's a pretty capable dive watch with one or two cool tricks up its sleeves!



The new 300 piece Limited Edition of the ScubaGraff has been constructed from 18kt Rose Gold and Titanium with a chocolate DLC coating. It measures 47mm in diameter and is fitted with an AR-coated Sapphire crystal.

Divers features include: a mechanical 30 minute dive-time indicator (6 o'clock), a rotational divers bezel with 18kt Rose Gold dive-time scale, a Helium Escape Valve (9 o'clock), a diamond-tipped screwdown crown, and a water-resistance to 300 meters.



The caseback has been hand-engraved with a really cool giant octopus motif. There's also an 18k RG plate with the watch's Limited Edition #.

The watch is powered by a Swiss made, Graff in-house Calibre 2 automatic movement, which has been hand-assembled in Geneva. Spec. includes: 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours.



Its dial is in chocolate brown with a sun-burst finish and a triangular-cut emerald set at 12 o'clock. It features raised applied Rose Gold numerals and Rose Gold hands that have been applied with luminous material.

The ScubaGraff comes on lovely looking brown crocodile strap with rubber and a Gold and Titanium chocolate DLC folding clasp with a hand-engraved octopus motif.

2014-04-17

PANERAI Luminor SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 Days Automatic TITANIO ‘Classic Yachts Challenge’

By TLex Officine Panerai have launched a classic-looking new Submersible in celebration of the ‘Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge’.



The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio AKA PAM00571 will be made in exclusive run of just 50 pieces with the 10 ‘Years of Passion’ logo on their casebacks.



The PAM571 features a classic Panerai 1950 case design recalling the Florentine brand’s historical ties to the Italian Navy Special Forces. The 47mm case is constructed from Titanium with a brushed finish.



The case is fitted with a 4mm thick Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and a screw-down, brushed Titanium caseback with: ‘10 Years of Passion 2005 – 2014’ engraving.



The 571’s dial is a traditional sleek and super clean black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and applied hour markers, a date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock. It features applied luminous hour markers and semi-skeletonized, luminescent hands.

Further divers features include: Panerai’s trademark crown locking guard lever, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with classic studs and a water-resistance of up to 30 atmospheres - approximately 300 meters.



The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio is powered by a Panerai manufacture P.9000 automatic caliber. Functions include: hours, minutes, small seconds and date.



The Panerai P.9000 caliber has been entirely by Panerai. Spec. includes: 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour, an incabloc® anti-shock device, a power reserve of 3 days and two barrels. It is comprised of 197 components.



The watch comes on a custom Paneai rubber divers strap with their famous pre-Ven-style buckle in brushed titanium. It is supplied with a second interchangeable strap, a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver.



What’s not to like about the PAM571, it’s another timeless Italian mil-diver from the best that there at doing this sort of watch. Remind me a lot of my 243. Though, I must admit, I would have much preferred a view of the P.9000 than a boring caseback engraving.



Follow the link to see the new Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio . . .

2014-04-16

OBRIS MORGAN Pradata [pre-ORDER]

By TLex Obris Morgan have started taking pre-orders for their latest project, the PRADATA, which will be available from the middle of June 2014. Prices start from 279USD - 299USD. Pre-ordered watches will ship on June 15th.



Diving features of the Pradata include: a 316L Stainless steel case, a 120 click-type unidirectional rotational divers bezel with elapsed dive-time, a screwdown Stainless steel crown and caseback -



a 3.5mm thick Sapphire crystal with AR-coating on its inside, an automatic Helium Escape Valve (operable at 5atm insie pressure) and a water-resistance to 30atm / 300 meters.



The Pradata is powered by a Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic caliber, beating at a frequency of 28,800 bph and with an accuracy of +0 to +10 sec/day. The movement holder is in 316L Stainless steel.



The Pradata's dial is with C1 / C3 SuperLuminova applied hour markers, skeleton hour hand, minute hand and sweeping second hand - also filled with C1 / C3 Superluminova.



Dimensions inc: a 44mm diameter bezel, a 43mm main case (exc. crown guard), a lug to lug width of 52.6mm, a 4.5mm thick bezel, a 6mm main case and a 2.2mm caseback. Total thickness is around 12mm thick. The lug width is 22mm.



The Pradata comes on a Bracelet 4.2mm thick, 5-link bracelet. The toatal weight of the watch on its full bracelet is 236g.



Each watch is shipped with: a spare screw bar & screw, 1.4mm heavy duty blue or desert colored 5 ring Zulu and an instruction manual an warranty card. The Pradata's listing price includes worldwide shipping by FedEx.



Wow, that's a lot of watch, for not a lot of money! Follow the link HERE for more on the Pradata . . .

2014-04-15

AQUADIVE Bathysphere 100 GMT TURQUOISE

By TLex AQUADIVE have a released a third color variant of the Bathysphere 100 GMT, which is now available with either a yellow, white or turquoise chapter ring and GMT hand. The watch is based on an original design that dates back to the early 70s.

It has been combined with the most advanced manufacturing technologies and materials available, today; such as German CNC machining, scratch resistant sapphire and ceramic, Viton seals, and an iconic ISOfrane strap, arguably one of the best rubber divers straps available, today!



Its case has been turned and CNC machined in Germany out of a single solid block of German 316L surgical grade. It measures 43mm in diameter (excluding crown), has an overall length (lug to lug of 49mm and a thickness of 15mm.

The case is water-resistant to 1000 meters / 3300 feet. It features a Stainless steel screw down crown and case back, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a ceramic inlay and an integrated automatic Helium Release Valve (HRV) at 6 o'clock.



It is powered by a Swiss made ETA 2893-2, automatic mechanical movement with a ball bearing rotor, date, corrector, stop second device regulator system, ETACHRON and regulator corrector.

Further spec includes: 21 jewels, shock protection, a 51 degree lift angle, 28,800 bph, a power reserve 42 hours, a hacking seconds hand, hour, minute, central seconds hands, quick-set date, 24-hour hand. Size: 11.5 ligne. accuracy, adjusted in 5 positions with an individual certificate that accompanies each watch.



The Bathysphere 100 GMT is a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, engraved ***/500. Retail price: 2490USD. However it has a special pre-order price of 1990USD. Expected delivery is by end of April.