Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2016-02-09

BOREALIS Bull SHARK 1stLOOK

By TLex BOREALIS have a new model in the works! The Bull Shark unlike its namesake, which happens to one of if not the most aggressive of sharks,



AKA the Zambezi Shark in Africa or Nicaragua Shark in South America (as it is known to swim many miles up said rivers) - pays tribute to the 1953 Rolex Submariner Ref. 6204.



The Bull Shark has a 42mm by 14.05mm x 50mm 316L Stainless steel case.



Its dial comes in 4 colors (black, blue, red and green) boasts gilt hands with Swiss Made BGW9 SuperLuminova which has also been applied to the hour markers.



Divers features include: a 120 click-type unidirectional divers bezel with a glossy ceramic inlay with a BGW9 lumed dive-time scale,



a screwdown crown and caseback, a double domed Sapphire Crystal with AR-coating on its inside and a Helium Escape valve at 9 o'clock.



Viton gaskets have been used for the caseback while Tefzel gasket have been used to secure the glass. Water-resistance is a respectable 2000 meters.



The caseback has been engraved with Borealis’ signature mermaid motif. Protected behind the mermaid is Miyota 9015 automatic movement.



The Bull Shark will come on 22mm 316L Stainless steel bracelet with a precision adjustable divers safety clasp.



It is expected to be ready in November 2016. More details about pre-ordering the new BOREALIS Bull Shark can be found HERE.

BOREALIS Seafarer II 4000M prototypes

By TLex Here are a few prototype shots of the new Borealis SEAFARER II, which is deepest divers model yet with a whopping 4000 meters of water-resistance, double that of the first SEAFARER model.



The Seafarer II has a 44mm in diameter by 15.7mm thick 316L Stainless steel case which is home to a reliable Japanese made automatic movement, the Citizen Miyota 9015 caliber. Its lug-to-lug measurement is 53mm, while lug width is 24mm.



The dial, which can be had in; black, blue or grey has Swiss Made BGW9 and C3 SuperLuminova applied hands and markers.



Divers features of the watch include: solid color or two-tone 120-click unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a Sapphire inlay and either BGW9 or C3 lume applied dive-time scale -



a slightly domed Sapphire crystal with AR-coating on its inside and a thickness of 6mm, an automatic Helium Escape Valve and a screwdown crown and caseback with engraved mermaid and 3 Viton Gaskets.



The bezel has a special turbine-style grip that was inspired by Japy Watches. A style also taken up by the H2O Orca, wonder if this will be the start of a turbine trend?.



The Seafarer II 400M will come on a 316L Stainless steel bracelet with precision adjustable divers safety buckle.



If 4000M of water-resistance isn't high deep for you; why not check out some other extreme divers: 5000M, 6000M, 8000M, 12000M, 15000M (?)!



Follow the link HERE to order the BOREALIS Seafarer II 4000M . . .

2016-02-08

SEIKO Prospex DIVERSCUBA Transocean TV SPOT

By TLex Here’s the TV Spot for the new divers model from Seiko Japan, the Prospex DiverScuba TransOcean – pretty cool!



Follow the link HERE for more details (in Japanese) . . .



https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

SEIKO Prospex DiverScuba TRANSOCEAN

By TLex Here’s a new divers model from Seiko Japan, the Prospex Diverscuba TransOcean Ref. SBDC039, Ref. SBDC037 and Ref. SBDC041.



Its case comes in either in Stainless steel or Stainless steel and Rose Gold IP or Black PVD treated Stainless with RG IP treatment - measuring 45.5mm in diameter by 13.8mm thick.



Divers features include: a screwdown crown and caseback, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black or white ceramic inlay with dive-time scale, an AR-coated Sapphire crystal and a water resistant to 200 meters.



Power comes from a Japanese made, Seiko in-house movement, the caliber 6R15 with 23 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power-reserve of 50 hours.



The dial comes in either black or white with rose gold plating. It has Seiko Lumibrite applied hands and hour markers.



The new SEIKO Prospex DiverScuba TransOcean comes presented on a either Stainless steel or Stainless steel with black PVD coated bracelet. MSRP is 1072USD.



Follow the link HERE for more details (in Japanese) . . .

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

2016-02-03

CHRISTOPHER WARD C60 Trident Chronograph PRO 600

By TLex This is the new C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 from Christopher Ward. Last year CW re-engineered the Trident collection delivering one or two new technical advances. This year, a young Swiss watch designer named, Adrian Buchmann has joined the British brand - his first major brief was to give the Trident a radical new look; so what do we think; has he achieved it?



The design clearly shares the instantly recognizable Trident DNA, however your eye is immediately drawn to the bold deep navy and metallic yellow dial in particular, the 60 seconds sub-dial at the 9-o’clock position – a design inspired by a scuba divers regulator - which 'breathes' via a rotating disc behind a cut-out display!



Last year’s technical advances were specifically developed with the needs of the professional diver in mind, the unidirectional ceramic bezel has been enhanced by the addition of a full minute-track and a more robustly defined font for the numerals, which are filled with high-grade Swiss SuperLuminova™ for greater luminosity.



The C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 has also been engineered to resist water at up to depths of 600 meters (2000 feet) the fluid contours of the Trident’s 43mm case, which also incorporates an automatic Helium Escape Valve, surround one of the most reliable and robust of chronograph movements, the automatic ETA Valjoux 7750.



Further incremental enhancements include a new ergonomically designed caseback, with the edges of its flowing contours now chamfered and softened, blending elegantly with the redesigned rotating ceramic bezel – while giving a far more comfortable ride against your wrist.



The C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is offered with the option of a stainless steel bracelet (£1455) or a newly-designed, color-matched rubber strap (£1395) with embossed wave pattern and is available on Pre-order for delivery in early March, exclusively from CHRISTOPHER WARD

2016-01-30

Dievas MG-1 inSUPERALLOY

By TLex Not just a pretty face! With its dark chestnut brown sandwich dial, and enigmatic vintage design echoing what was arguably the coolest experimental wristwatch ever made, the new DIEVAS MG-1 has been 3 years in the making.



Each of its components including the case, bezel, inner cage, crown tube, crown and 20 other inner components have been CNC milled in Germany from a high strength German marine grade Superalloy that is 250% stronger, 400% more anti-magnetic and 500% more corrosion resistant compared to SS316L or Grade 5 Titanium!



The perfect material then for a dive watch, as long term exposure to saltwater in extreme conditions can lead to corrosion. This though is completely resistant to prolonged contact with saltwater and is also known for its extreme resistance to cracking and pitting thereby further increasing its reliability.



The Mg-1’s exceptionally sturdy high strength marine grade Superalloy case has been produced by ThyssenKrupp and is unparalleled in its remarkable seawater and anti-magnetic resistance. It is water-resistant to 1000 meters.



Measuring 45mm in diameter with a thickness of 14mm, the MG-1’s hand-finished watch case is fitted with a domed scratch resistant and unblemished Swiss Sapphire crystal with an inner anti-reflection coating and a massive solid screwdown caseback.



A dark chestnut brown dual-layered dial with a top dial consisting of numbers and indices cut out to reveal a lower second SLN luminous dial, beneath with a set of fully luminous skeleton hands ensure excellent readability of time in even the poorest of lighting conditions.



Beating away at the heart of the MG-1 is the Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 modified by Dievas Uhren Technik, each movement is regulated to the utmost accuracy before leaving the watchmakers bench.



A choice of a Tan or Black distressed leather strap made from the softest, Italian sourced calfskin completes its look!



The Dievas MG-1 is limited just 99 pieces Worldwide and is made exclusively for GNOMON Watches. Its price is 990USD.

HAMILTON Khaki Navy FROGMAN 2016

By TLex Introducing the HAMILTON Khaki Navy Frogman 2016 – lightweight, rugged and with a bit of an aggressive edge! Fronted by world-renowned free diver, Pierre Frolla, each model in the collection is equipped with a chunky crown-protection system, inspired by its 1951 ancestor with its military canteen design.

A tough and sturdy 46mm Titanium case with a water-resistance to 1000 meters/100 bar and a Helium Valve to equal out internal and external pressures during Saturation Diving conditions are sure indicator that the Khaki Navy Frogman 2016 is a serious piece of diving kit.



While the red unidirectional rotational divers bezel that frames the black dial with its luminescent triple-facetted hands ensure excellent readability of dive-time; the red-trimmed tip of the seconds hand highlights its role as an operating indicator - a vital feature of any dive watch!

A solid caseback with a scuba diver motif is a further indication of the watch’s diving intent. A rubber divers strap featuring a special tone-on-tone central section and ribbed exterior ensures a great look and feel!



And last but not least, an H-10 caliber automatic movement with 80-hours of power reserve proves just as useful on land as below the sea.

The 2016 Khaki Navy Frogman watch comes with a dedicated packaging inspired by a typical navy porthole. MSRP is CHF 1395CHF.



In addition, the collection has a 42mm Stainless steel version that can be fitted with a triple-row bracelet secured by a smart adjustment folding clasp, featuring a convenient and stylish diving extension. This model is available in two colors with either a blue or black bezel and color-matching dial and strap. Its MSRP is 1050CHF.

2016-01-29

LIMES Endurance II NEW

By TLex Introducing the NEW Endurance II from LIMES presented in two traditional colorways with either a black dial and bezel or a blue dial and bezel!



While its robust ICKLER constructed divers case remains unchanged, design-wise the Endurance II has received one or two new aesthetic enhancements –



such as its new polished handset designed with a large SuperLuminova area creating even greater contrast against its matte black dial with its signature “1TAUSAND” logo in German indicating its 1000 meters of water-resistance.



Cutting a more distinct profile is the newly polished divers bezel creating further contrast against the main divers case and the screwdown caseback which have a brushed finish. The screwdown crown signed with the Ickler logo has also been polished.



The new Endurance II models are available with either a black rubberized leather strap or a Stainless steel bracelet with a divers security clasp and divers extension.



Beating away inside the rugged ICKLER divers case is a reliable Swiss made automatic movement, the Selita SW200 which is protected by a solid screwdown caseback.



Prices for the new Endurance II start at EUR 860 (including VAT), EUR 722.69 (without VAT) and can be ordered on the LIMES directly HERE.



Orders will be shipped within 1-2 weeks after receipt of payment. For customers outside the EU the VAT will be deducted.