Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2015-07-29

Angelo Del Mare ROYAL MASTER

By TLex Here's a new brand from Belgium; Angelo Del Mare dive watches have been handcrafted and engineered by master watchmakers, Angelo Del Mare in their Swiss workshops.



There is one base model at the moment called the Royal Master, which is available with 3 different dial types.



Divers features include: a 46mm diameter, 316L Stainless steel case with; a unidirectional 60-minute graduated rotational bezel, an 8mm screw-down crown with unique triple-lock system, a screw-down caseback



a 5mm thick, highly raised vintage style Sapphire crystal with 5 layers of transparent anti-reflective coating on its inside, and a water-resistance to 300 meters / 1000 feet.



The Royal Master is powered by an automatic mechanical movement called the ADM caliber 6022, based on an ETA 2824.



The watches come on 26mm, 316L Stainless steel mesh bracelet with an adjustable folding lock safety clasp plus a 26mm, ADM personalized black shark strap with a 26mm ADM steel buckle.



Each watch is numbered in a Limited Edition, with and comes with a certificate of authenticity, testifying to its uniqueness.



These are some pretty good looking watches with plenty of nice details and a recognizable vintage style that reminds me a little of the Breitling Superocean Heritage.



I especially like the Ref. 6543 as it lacks the minute markers, so is the cleanest-looking of the three.



The AD branding on the dials might be a little too much, though. I would also like to see some different finishes offered other than polished.



MSRP is 2530€ - however ADM are offering an introductory price of 1250€ for a limited time period



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2015-07-27

VintageVDB 2014 Carbon for KISS

By TLex These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights! If you ever doubted that VintageVDB were the Rock 'n' Roll brand of the dive watch world, here's all the proof you'll ever need!
 


They just recently had a private meet with the members of one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with over a 100 million records - heavy metal band, KISS



The meeting took place in their recording studio in LA, where members;



Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and drummer, Eric Singer were each presented with a VDB 2014 CARBON.



Each of the rockers have their own custom engraved casebacks that are based on their own signature makeup designs. You can see Gene Simmons', The Demon and -



Paul Stanley's, The Starchild among others caseback engravings. Rock on! ;)



Other celebrities rocking VDB hardware include: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ralf Möller, check out their bespoke VDB divers, HERE and HERE



Liked this? Check out my life pics of the VDB 2014 GMT Steel BLASTED and 2015, VDB No Limit BRONZE.