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H2O Watch TIBURON Prototype

Here’s a tease of something totally unexpected from H2O, a new model that they have been working on with an articulated lug and 12 o’clock crown.

The Tiburon has height of just 11mm, is water-resistant to 500m, has a what looks to be a cambered bezel and is powered by a custom decorated ETA 2892.

Cant't wait to see the dial!


DOXA’s sister brand, JENNY Watches have a special Holiday Season Offer on the Caribbean 300.

Simply use the use coupon code “BFJENNY’” to get the Caribbean’s price slashed from 990USD to 590USD + 29USD (shipping).

JENNY has a history dating back more than 50 years. Gustav Jenny started out manufacturing, assembling and finishing watches and watch components for established Swiss watch brands.

In 1963, his son Paul G. Jenny established JENNY & Cie S.A. in Lengnau , Switzerland, and introduced their first line of dive watches.

The JENNY Caribbean was soon to become the world's first 1000 meter water-resistant dive watch, patented in Switzerland under Brev. 5292/68 Triple safe.

The new JENNY Caribbean 300 combines the all the historic looks of the original JENNY Caribbean 700, which made the brand so distinctive and sought-after.

If you were ever on the fence, this might be the perfect opportunity to jump on a JENNY. 590USD for a Doxa - that’s a bloody good deal imo. What do you think?




Since we saw a PREVIEW of the new Le Jour Vintage Diver collection, two new references have been added.

Joining the Vintage Diver collection is a stunning new Rose Gold variant, LJ-VD-006 as well as one with a Sunburst Grey dial, LJ-VD-005.

These two new additions will be available for shipping at the end of this month. All other models are available already.

The Le Jour Vintage Diver collection has six models on offer, of those the blue dial / blue bezel variant has already SOLD OUT.

This might come as bad news for folks that love blue, but the good news is – despite their wonderful heritage and impeccable Swiss manufacture, the Vintage Diver has a very far price-tag of just 800USD.

In addition to the attractive price-point (which is the same across the entire collection), the Le Jour Vintage Diver comes with a 40mm case diameter.

The Vintage Diver references, brand’s Superman dive watch of the 1960s with one obvious trait absent – the unique 12hr bezel indicator, which is still currently still in use and specific to Yema.

Diver’s features include: screw-down case-backs and crowns, unidirectional diver’s bezels and anti-reflective treated domed Sapphire crystals.

The Vintage Diver has a water-resistance of 300 meters. It is powered by a Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement.




First introduced in 2014, Gruppo Gamma's Vanguard collection works off of a retro-inspired design with contemporary touches.

Perhaps you could say that they are re-imagination of what those famous diver’s watches worn by Italian frogmen in the 1940s could have evolved into.

Gruppo Gamma’s new Vanguard has a case diameter of 44mm allowing for plenty of presence on the wrist; however with a sleeker side profile than its predecessor.

The watch case is made from one of two materials: surgical grade Stainless steel or marine grade phosphor bronze AKA CuSn8.

It is fitted with a double-domed Sapphire crystal, a screw-down case-back and crown – allowing for a depth of 200 meters.
Gruppo Gamma have built their new Vanguard & Vanguard Retro watches to a new higher standard that includes the use of a Swiss mechanical movement.

The new watches are now equipped with a Swiss made ETA 2824-2, a self-winding caliber – a true workhorse, ubiquitous in the Swiss sports watch segment and for good reason.

The markers on the Vanguard’s dials now are filled generously with the highest-quality Swiss SuperLumiNova, providing excellent visibility in the darkness.

While Gruppo Gamma’s new Vanguard inherits many of its predecessor’s design cues of its predecessor it has more distinctive character.

Signature styling cues include the extractable crown guard and case side guard. The timepiece is fitted with a premium Italian leather strap, handmade in Florence, by Simona Di Stefano.

The Vanguard can be had in stainless steel, aged steel finish and CuSn8 bronze.

For those who prefer a more old-school look there's the Vanguard Retro, which has stayed faithful to the minimalist design of the earliest Gruppo Gamma timepieces.

Intended to hark back to Gruppo Gamma’s formative years, the dial design and layout are reminiscent of the discontinued Genesis and Ascent as well as the earliest Vanguard models.

The Vanguard Retro is available also available in either Stainless steel or CuSn8 Bronze. Follow the link embedded, below for more on the new Vanguard & Vanguard Retro collections.


DEEP BLUE Master 500 GMT

Deep Blue have a new release, a 42mm GMT automatic named the Master 500 Auto Diver GMT which is equipped with a Swiss made ETA 2893-2 automatic movement.

Delivered in three actually quite similar looks, the Master 500m GMT has a 42mm in dimeter by 50mm lug-lug by 13mm thick 316L Stainless steel case.

Diver’s features include: a ceramic two-tone diver’s bezel with 24-scale, a 4mm-thick Sapphire crystal with inner AR-coating, a screw down crown and case-back and – you guessed 500m of WR.

Basic spec. of the 2893-2 includes 21 jewels and a beat-rate of 28,880 VPH. Thanks to its GMT bezel, and its GMT hand the Master 500 GMT is capable of reading up to 3x time-zones.

All hands and markers are generously applied with Swiss Superluminova. The GMT hand is available in blue, orange or white – each with matching inner-scale.

The watch comes on a Stainless steel bracelet with a push-button diver’s clasp, full and half links.

DEEP BLUE have had a number of new releases this month one of which was their 1st Bronze Diver, follow this LINK to see it, or the one embedded, below to be taken to DB’s site.



SEIKO Prospex Scuba 300M SBDX023

Remember the recently released DEEP FORREST? How could you forget; it’s not so often that we are treated to some green from Seiko and who doesn’t like a bit of green, eh!?

This is the same watch – not sure what it’s been dubbed but for the sake of simplicity, the Deep Forest was SBX021 and this Black Beauty – SBDX023.

SBDX023 has Seiko Dia Shield hardened Stainless steel case measuring 44.3mm in diameter with a lug-to-lug measurement of 50.5mm and a thickness of 15.4mm.

Divers features include: an inner-AR treated Sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and case-back, anti-magnetic resistance and a water-resistance to 300m. It is also suitable for SAT-diving.

It is powered by a Seiko 26 jewel automatic mechanical 8L35 caliber with a power-reserve of 50hrs. It has a water-resistance of 300 meters and is suitable for SAT-diving.

SBDX023 comes on a full Stainless steel bracelet with a double-locking divers clasp with a single-push-button release diver’s extension system. MSRP is 320,000 JPY+TAX. It isn’t limited.


SEIKO Prospex Diver SAMURAI Save the Ocean BLACK EDITION

SEIKO have created three new Black Editions which will join their SAVE the OCEAN family that is currently four members strong thanks the recent addition of TUNA, SBDJ045.

This is the Sammy Save the Ocean Black ref. SBDY025. Its steel brother is ref. SBDY019 or SRPC93K1 (US). It has an MSRP of 63,000JPY + tax. So, no extra cost for its DLC coating.

Basic spec. includes: a H48.4mm x W43.8mm x D13.4mm Stainless steel case with Hardlex, 200m and a 4R35 Auto.

Thoughts? These are gonna’ be super popular! Like 'em?


SEIKO Prospex Diver TURTLE Save the Ocean BLACK EDITION

SEIKO have created three new Black Editions which will join their SAVE the OCEAN family that is currently four members strong thanks the recent addition of TUNA, SBDJ045.

This is the Turtle Save the Ocean Black ref. SBDY027. Its steel brother is ref. SBDY019 or SRPC93K1 (US). It has an MSRP of 69,000JPY + tax.

Basic spec. includes: a H48.4mm x W43.8mm x D13.4mm Stainless steel case with black DLC coating, Hardlex, 200m and a 4R36 Auto.

Thoughts? My favorite of the bunch!


SEIKO Prospex Solar CHRONO Save the Ocean BLACK EDITION

SEIKO have created three new Black Editions which will join their SAVE the OCEAN family that is currently four members strong thanks the recent addition of TUNA, SBDJ045.

This is the Solar Diving Chrono Save the Ocean Black ref. SBDL057 which has an MSRP of 52,000JPY + tax. Its steel brother is ref. SBDL055 or SSC675P1 (US).

Basic spec. includes: a H50mm x W43.5mm x D13.8mm Stainless steel case with black DLC coating, Hardlex, 200m and V175 Solar.

Thoughts? Prefer the other two, a lot more. How bout’ you?




What’s bigger and badder than a Mako but belongs to the same family? That might depend on whether we’re taking dive watches or sharks, right?

Carcharodon Carcharias AKA the Great White shark is certainly bigger and badder than a Mako, also belonging to the family of Mackerel Sharks.

By no happy coincidence, the latest diver from Zelos, the Great White has been designed to be a bigger and badder version of their popular MAKO dive watch.

With a case offering increased size and thickness, the Great White also goes deeper; its 44mm case is water-resistant to 1000 meters, double that of the Mako.

Like its smaller brother, the Mako, the Great White’s dial features a spiral 3D pattern that is punctuated by double markers with shark teeth at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock.

A generous amount of SLN has been applied to the hands and markers of the Great White in a mix of C3 and BGW9, so perhaps it not only bigger and badder but possibly brighter, too.

A sapphire crystal and ceramic bezels provide provides the Great White with excellent scratch resistance while a Swiss Sellita SW200 automatic reliability an accuracy.

The ZELOS Great White has been released in collection of 8 variants (4 x CuSn8 bronze and 4x 316L steel) priced from 499USD. Follow the link HERE for more on the Great White.