Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2009-08-30

BaliHa'i Model 'Q' (first look)

By TLex The Model ‘Q” is another charming and quirky dive watch from BaliHa'i. I would assume the ‘Q’ stands for quartz as the case houses a Ronda Swiss quartz with a 10+ years battery life.



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The case is all 316L stainless steel and measures 42mm with 22mm lugs. Notice the crown positioning at 2 o'clock, this may even change to 8 o'clock. The bezel although attractive still needs a little fine tuning and will likely have some grooves or teeth added on the flat outside edges to add a little extra grip.




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The Model 'Q' will be rated to 500m, but the case back will not feature the traditional WR markings, but will instead tell the owner of its depth rating in a more fun way that will be revealed in time.




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BaliHa'i have three dial variants planned; Black Mother Of Pearl, Carbon Fiber, and a dark Sunray Brushed Blue Metallic.




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The overall run of watches will be limited to no more than 250 pieces of each, with the first batch being limited to only 50 of each. Of the 50 MOP and CF dials, several will be available in PVD.




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BaliHa'i expect the first assembled samples in about a month from now and if all goes as planned the watches should be ready to ship as early as Christmas.

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