OceanicTime Archives

2018-11-09

LACO Squad Watch ATLANTIK

LACO have a brand new collection of Squad Watches inspired by the some of the World’s most dramatic adventure destinations.

Sail across the Atlantic Ocean with the Laco Squad Atlantik with its ocean blue; dive-time scale, minute hand, lollipop seconds indicator and 6 and 12hr markers.



The Atlantik has a 42mm in diameter by 13.5mm thick Stainless steel case which is fitted with a double domed and anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and a screw-down case-back with scorpion relief.



Further diver’s features include: a guarded screw-down crown, a unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay ceramic with luminous dive-time scale and 300m of water-resistance.



The Atalantik gets a matte black dial with combination baton and Arabic numerals brightly glowing SLN, a white minute track and a stealthy black date window at 3 o’clock.



Power comes from a 17 jewel automatic movement, the Laco 24 which is based on an ETA 2824.2 Elaboré grade.



Irrespective of which of the four new Squad Watches you choose, all sport a special case-back with a 3D scorpion motif. I am not sure of the significance of the scorpion but it does look cool!



The Atlantik comes with a 22mm black rubber divers strap or alternatively opt for the Atlantik MB and get a 3-link Stainless steel bracelet with a diver’s safety clasp.



MSRP is 930€ (rubber) / 990€ (steel), so just another 50 euros for the bracelet which is very fair.

Thoughts? My favorite of the bunch; the blue just works!

https://www.laco.de/en

LACO Squad Watch AMAZONAS

LACO have a brand new collection of Squad Watches inspired by the some of the World’s most dramatic adventure destinations.

Explore the Amazon Rain Forest with the Laco Squad Amazonas with its vivid green; dive-time scale, minute hand, lollipop seconds indicator and 6 and 12hr markers.



The Amazonas has a 42mm in diameter by 13.5mm thick Stainless steel case which is fitted with a double domed and anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and a screw-down case-back with scorpion relief.



Further diver’s features include: a guarded screw-down crown, a unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay ceramic with luminous dive-time scale and 300m of water-resistance.



The Amazonas gets a matte black dial with combination baton and Arabic numerals brightly glowing SLN, a white minute track and a stealthy black date window at 3 o’clock.



Power comes from a 17 jewel automatic movement, the Laco 24 which is based on an ETA 2824.2 Elaboré grade.



Irrespective of which of the four new Squad Watches you choose, all sport a special case-back with a 3D scorpion motif. I am not sure of the significance of the scorpion but it does look cool!



The Amazonas comes with a 22mm black rubber divers strap or alternatively opt for the Amazonas MB and get a 3-link Stainless steel bracelet with a diver’s safety clasp.



MSRP is 930€ (rubber) / 990€ (steel), so just another 50 euros for the bracelet which is very fair.

Thoughts? My least favorite of the new collection but fans of green will find it irresistible, I'm sure.

https://www.laco.de/en

LACO Squad Watch MOJAVE

LACO have a brand new collection of Squad Watches inspired by the some of the World’s most dramatic adventure destinations.

Trek across the Mojave Desert with the Laco Squad Mojave with its bright orange; dive-time scale, minute hand, lollipop seconds indicator and 6 and 12hr markers.



The Mojave has a 42mm in diameter by 13.5mm thick Stainless steel case which is fitted with a double domed and anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and a screw-down case-back with scorpion relief.



Further diver’s features include: a guarded screw-down crown, a unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay ceramic with luminous dive-time scale and 300m of water-resistance.



The Mojave gets a matte black dial with combination baton and Arabic numerals brightly glowing SLN, a white minute track and a stealthy black date window at 3 o’clock.



Power comes from a 17 jewel automatic movement, the Laco 24 which is based on an ETA 2824.2 Elaboré grade.



Irrespective of which of the four new Squad Watches you choose, all sport a special case-back with a 3D scorpion motif. I am not sure of the significance of the scorpion but it does look cool!



The Mojave comes with a 22mm black rubber divers strap or alternatively opt for the Mojave MB and get a 3-link Stainless steel bracelet with a diver’s safety clasp.



MSRP is 930€ (rubber) / 990€ (steel), so just another 50 euros for the bracelet which is very fair.

Thoughts? Love the orange lume - should be a popular choice.

https://www.laco.de/en

LACO Squad Watch HIMALAYA

LACO have a brand new collection of Squad Watches inspired by the some of the World’s most dramatic adventure destinations.

Climb the Himalayas with the Laco Squad Watch Himalaya, the most muted of the collection with its single bright orange minute hand.



The Himalaya has a 42mm in diameter by 13.5mm thick Stainless steel case which is fitted with a double domed and anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and a screw-down case-back with scorpion relief.



Further diver’s features include: a guarded screw-down crown, a unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay ceramic with luminous dive-time scale and 300m of water-resistance.



The Himalaya gets a matte black dial with combination baton and Arabic numerals brightly glowing SLN, a white minute track and a stealthy black date window at 3 o’clock.



Power comes from a 17 jewel automatic movement, the Laco 24 which is based on an ETA 2824.2 Elaboré grade.



Irrespective of which of the four new Squad Watches you choose, all sport a special case-back with a 3D scorpion motif. I am not sure of the significance of the scorpion but it does look cool!



The Himalaya comes with a 22mm black rubber divers strap or alternatively opt for the Himalaya MB and get a 3-link Stainless steel bracelet with a diver’s safety clasp.



MSRP is 930€ (rubber) / 990€ (steel), so just another 50 euros for the bracelet which is very fair.

Thoughts? Understated yet sporty; I like it!

https://www.laco.de/en

CHRISTOPHER WARD C60 Trident BRONZE Pro 600 OMBRÉ

This is going to be a mouthful – this is the new C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 Ombré COSC Limited Edition watch, the latest C60 Trident BRONZE and one which includes a chronometer-certified Swiss mechanical movement housed inside its Bronze Alloy case.



However the most intriguing feature, as well as its name, is taken from its dial. Each has been made from solid brass and hand-finished by artisans with a series of markings (scratches) creating a unique distressed look.



The rough-hewn finish fades into a black varnish around the dial's exterior, gradually blending into the color and texture of the sandblasted ceramic bezel insert that surrounds it.



Water-resistant to 600m, and sporting the hallmarks of CW’s bestselling divers family – the CW signature trident appears on the Ombré's second hand counterbalance and is deep-stamped into its Stainless steel case-back.



Powering the Ombré is a chronometer-certified version of Sellita's SW200-1 automatic movement which has been tested by the Swiss institute Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.

It is accurate to within -4/+6 seconds per day in a number of positions and temperatures, the SW200-1 also features an Incabloc shock system and 38-hours of power reserve.



The C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 Ombré collection includes eight styles allowing you to mix ‘n’ match between raw or patinated bronze in combination with either distressed or original leather, webbing or rubber straps.
The watches have an MSRP of £995 which extends right across the range.



Thoughts? The patinated bronze case, distressed dial and aged leather strap should appeal greatly to fans of wabi sabi but even with the raw bronze on rubber there is still no escaping the dial which is an acquired taste at best.

2018-11-07

DAVOSA Argonautic BRONZE Ltd. EDITION

So this is how you properly pimp a watch! This is Davosa’s debut bronze diver, a model which we previewed HERE and that we now know is available as two versions.



You could say that Davosa are a little late to the BRONZE party, a party which some say was just a passing fad but in fact appears to be a growing (albeit niche) trend that is here to stay.



The Argonautic Bronze hasn’t just taken the regular steel (42mm x 13.5 mm) Argonautic and given it a new bronze case; it has dialed up the whole aesthetic of the watch a good few notches.



The Limited Edition of just 300 pieces boasts special features such as: a ceramic bezel inlay and a texturized dial with massive old radium-style SLN markers and matching handset and date-frame.



Then there’re the contrasting black PVD case components which include; bezel, screw-down crown, case-back and serial number pate.



The case-back sports a familiar dive watch motif, à la old school deep sea diver’s helmet which is apt considering these were historically made from bronze.



Divers features include: an AR-treated Sapphire crystal, a ceramic diver’s bezel, a manual Helium Escape Valve (10 o’clock) and 300m of water-resistance.



The DAVOSA Argonautic Bronze LE is powered by a Swiss made Sellita SW200 precision automatic movement.



The Argo Bronze LE comes on a specially coated strap for use in water. The 22mm strap is made from a combination of black leather and fabric and comes on a black PVD steel buckle.



The DAVOSA Argonautic Bronze Limited Edition comes in a presentation case made from varnished wood with a really cool matching bronze tag and a not so cool price-tag of 1200 euros!



Thoughts? While the base Argonautic is a little generic, Davosa have gone someway to making the watch look special, the bronze edition imo takes this to the next level. It's pricey, though.