By TLex I have been meaning to post something up about the CORVUS Bradley for a while now, my apologies for leaving it so late.
A tribute to US Navy dive watches of the late 50's and one that has put a huge smile on the faces of collectors of this genre. Finally they have the looks and charm of the an early military diver with the dependability and functionality of a modern diver that has been built to the highest standards and specifications that are available with today's technologies.
'' The Bradley Dive Watch is named to commemorate U.S. Army General Omar Bradley, who was CEO of the Bulova Watch Company Research and Development Department when the watch design was created. Performance and durability are enhanced by the latest wristwatch technology, including extreme case hardening through the exclusive Kolsterising™ process, and our exclusive Satellite Black™ dial. The Bradley Dive Watch represents the best in classic wristwatch design together with the latest aerospace technology. There is no tougher or better functioning wristwatch made. ''
The Swiss-made Bradley Dive Watch is built strictly to the military specification of the classic U.S. Navy Diving Watches from the late 1950s: MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 from 1958 (the rare Bulova UDT prototype). MIL-SHIPS- W-22176A from 1961 (the legendary Tornek-Rayville TR-900, made by Blancpain).
1000 feet/300 meters. Double gasket caseback.
Satellite Black™ coated. Our exclusive Satellite Black coating is the toughest, darkest coating commercially available, and was designed for use in satellites where extreme toughness and light absorption are essential. Much darker than other dial coatings, Satellite Black™ provides outstanding contrast with the dial markings and unsurpassed readability.
Double-domed AR coated (underside) sapphire, 3.5 mm thick
Unidirectional 60 click dive timer with luminous acrylic insert
White BG W9 SuperLuminova hour markers on the hands, and white C1 SuperLuminova on the dial and on the acrylic bezel insert. Hidden black stealth SuperLuminova minute markers on first 15 minutes of bezel insert.
Microblasted gunmetal-grey matt finish on 316L Stainless Steel, with surface case hardening to 1076 HV through the Kolsterizing™ process. This exclusive treatment provides exceptional scratch-resistance due to a surface hardness five times that of standard 316L stainless steel (200-240 HV). Precision fabricated by the master craftsmen at Fricker, Gmbh of Pforzheim Germany.
MOVEMENT Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 automatic mechanical movement
DRILLED LUGS for easy strap changes
CROWN Double gasket screw-down crown