Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2014-10-30

MARCELLO C Lady NETTUNO

By TLex How pretty is this blue dial?! Here's something for the missus, a new divers model from German watchmaker, Marcello C.



The Lady Nettuno comes with 3 dial colors that include: black, blue or silver plus 5 ceramic bezel colors including black, blue, green, orange and silver. The watch can be configured in any number possibilities using an online configuration. The hands and markers are with SuperLuminova. It's a pity that the corn-dog markers aren't fully lumed. :(



The 34mm x 11mm case is in solid Stainless steel with brushed and polished finishing. Divers features include: an AR-coated Sapphire crystal with an optional date magnifier, a screw-down crown and Sapphire exhibition caseback. Water-resistance is 300 meters, 3 atm.



Powering this petite plongeur will be one of two Swiss made automatic movements, an ETA 2824-2 or SW 200. The lady Nettuno comes on a brushed solid Stainless steel bracelet with polished center links, a deployant buckle and a divers extensions. I think I know someone, who might like one of these!



I think I know someone, who might like one of these! Follow the link for the GENTS version . . .

2014-10-29

STUCKX the ROCK pre-order OPEN

By TLex The RocK's design is one that has intrigued since the very first sketches of it were drawn.



Its stout aesthetic is one that lends itself beautifully to the deep, but is one that will likely have us divided into camps of lovers and haters



- and that's just fine because watches like the RocK aren't for timid types.



The brawny 1000 meter bruiser with its chunky 6mm thick Sapphire crystal might just have well been designed for bare-knuckle fighters and bar-brawlers -



however thanks to its Titanium construction it ain't no heavy weight on the wrist.



And with a Swiss made ETA 2824 automatic mechanical movement beating away at its heart, it could never be accused of being uncivilized, either!



It is available in the three distinctive color combos that include yellow and gray, Pepsi blue and red and a gorgeous sunburst effect dial in a titanium-bronze color.



PRE-ORDERs for the RocK are now open - with a special pre-order price of 495€ (599 - including EU VAT).



If you pre-order the RocK, you will get a 20% 'friend of the brand' discount on one of Stuckx' Infinite Eight models as well.



Please contact Stuckx by email after you have received confirmation of your RocK pre order and include your order number and they will send you a coupon code for an Infinite Eight!

www.stuckx.com

2014-10-28

MAGRETTE Vantage 1stLOOK

By TLex Let's get straight to the nitty-gritty, this latest offering from New Zealand watchmaker, Magrette boasts a CuSn8 bronze alloy case with a water-resistance of 500 meters. The Miyota 9015 powered fixed bezel diver is called the Vantage - that's Vantage as in the Aston Martin, not vintage.



Further divers features of the Vantge include: a fully functional pressure escape valve, protecting the watch against pressure differences that can occur when using a decompression chamber i.e it is safe for SAT-diving. Also a highly scratch-resistant double-domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a Magrette signed screwdown crown positioned at 4 o'clock.



Special features of the Vantage include: a case constructed from CuSn8 Bronze alloy with a brushed finish, a Sapphire crystal exhibition caseback in DLC coated Stainless steel and a sandwich dial with partially cut out markers.



The black version's hands and dial are applied with C3 SuperLuminova. The brown variant is applied with 'Vintage Radium' colored lume on its hands and markers.



Under the hood of the Vantage is a 24-jewel Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement running at 28.800 BHP with a hacking seconds hand.



The regular price is 685USD, the pre-order price is 616USD with a 150USD deposit to secure your order from the first production batch. This will be deducted from the total price later on.



The watch is Limited to 500 pieces, Worldwide - divided between black and brown dial versions. The first deliveries are expected in May 2015.



Follow the link embedded below for more info. or HERE for those inside the EU. Liked this? Check out the hot new Regattare CARBON . . .



2014-10-27

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MAURICE LACROIX Pontos S Diver MOVEMBER

By TLex Maurice Lacroix will, for the second consecutive year, support Movember, a leading global men’s health charity which raises vital funds and awareness for the often-ignored issues of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.



The luxury Swiss watch brand will create an extensive network of Mo’rice Lacroix teams all around the world with its ambassadors leading the way and spreading the good word.



Maurice Lacroix have created two 14 piece Limited Editions of their popular Pontos S DIVER. The first 14 pieces will feature an orange Movember ‘stache on the dial and will reward the greatest fundraisers of each national Mo’rice Lacroix team.



The second series of 14 timepieces will feature a white tash on the dial and will be sold exclusively at mauricelacroix.com. Maurice Lacroix will donate all benefits of the sale to the Movember Foundation.



Well, if you’re gonna have dot 'a' dash (tash) on your on dive watch, it might as well be an orange one, so that one gets my vote. However there is a third alternative.



Each year one man, chosen from the combined list of winners all over the world, is crowned international Man of Movember, becoming the face of the campaign.



To reward this ultimate Movember ambassador, Maurice Lacroix has created an Electric Blue duo version of the Pontos S Diver. Only two pieces will be manufactured and the second piece will be gifted to Maurice Lacroix ambassador and Movember CEO, Adam Garone.



Facial hair and color aside the watches are in the same as the regular Pontos S Diver every respect - with a 43mm Stainless steel case featuring a sandblasted aluminum turning scale to match the dial finish, a vertically brushed mid-case and side lugs, with a polished bezel and facet on lugs.



Kicking off with an impressive 600 meters of water-resistance, divers features of the Pontos S Diver include: an automatic Helium Escape Valve positioned at 9 o'clock, an engraved screw-down caseback and a domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides.



They are powered by a mechanical automatic movement, the caliber ML115 with 26 jewels, 2628,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, and a power reserve of 38 hours. It has been adjusted to 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours. It is decorated with rhodium-plating. Functions include: hours, minutes, seconds indicated by central hands and as date (aperture at 6 o’clock)



The dials are clean and simple - no Arabic numerals, just well sized hour markers and easily distinguishable minute and second hands. The ‘Movember ‘stache’ motif can be seen in either orange or white at 6 o’clock.



The watches come with either a very cool ‘Movember’ embossed genuine leather NATO strap or a robust three-link Stainless steel bracelet.