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DIEVAS Vortex (new)

By TLex No, Christmas hasn't come early this year, although for 'Fricker Freaks' it may just as well have! The new DIEVAS Vortex features a CNC machined, German made case. Made from micro-blasted aerospace grade titanium, it measure 44mm X 14mm and comes equipped with an automatic HEV (10 o'clock) and 500 meter depth rating.

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It houses a rock solid Swiss made ETA-2824-2 automatic movement and huge doomed, AR coated sapphire crystal. Oh, did I mention that the case is made by Fricker?! Soarway step aside, the Vortex has landed and in more ways than one, and it means business.

The new flieger styled diver from DIEVAS will set you back a mere 780USD for pre-orders or 880USD after its release. I would be surprised if the odd feather or two hadn't been ruffled, but DIEVAS are a company who work on very low margins, producing beautifully made, high quality products which offer exceptional value to their customers.

The Vortex will ship in October and will come on a premium quality waterproof leather strap. The Vortex is available at GnomonWatches.Com

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' The Vortex Story
' Springing from extremely positive reception the original Dievas Flieger Timer pilot watch received, Dievas Watch Company went on the exact route of cumulating the highest engineering specifications and product design to present the Vortex, a term synonymous with aero and fluid dynamics consummating an integral part of flight and aircraft design. On a quick glace, allowances should be made for casual onlookers to be exonerated for assuming the multi purpose Dievas Vortex to be merely another pilot watch.

In actual fact this is much more. This is a watch designed as a precise time keeping instrument for currently active military, security and rescue personnel, overbuilt to withstand harsh conditions on land, sea and air. Focusing primarily on attention to detail, the watch is powered by the ever so reliable and proven Swiss automatic 28,000bhp mechanical automatic movement, ETA-2824-2, each adjusted to its maximum efficiency for the most accurate time by our experienced watchmakers.

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The watch case is manufactured using aerospace grade titanium, fabricated entirely in Germany, utilizing modern advanced CNC technology. The unsurpassed superlative quality is evidently portrayed by the well defined, clean lines and perfectly finished edges throughout the case. Measuring a 44mm wide and 15mm thick, it adheres to a compromise between the demands of a traditional watch aficionados and the military man on his specialized job.

Complying with the designation of a robust utility watch, we supplemented the case with a sturdy, precise, exact 60-click timing bezel, increased the water resistant to withstand a professional dive watch worthy 500metres and in excess, added an automatic Helium Release Valve (HEV) just in case the task ahead requires one to undergo saturation diving. A double O-ring 8mm screw down crown occupies the lower left hand corner for easy time adjustments.

The surface is sealed with a 4mm thick blemish-free Swiss grade dome sapphire crystal that is treated with military grade anti-reflective coating for improved readability. On the opposite end, twin gaskets screw down solid caseback watertight the watch from the underside. The caseback engraving displays an artistic interpretation of turbulent spiral motion in a vortex.

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Undoubtedly, the watch dial accentuate the pilot theme of the Dievas Vortex. Early in the design stage it was decided that since the watch will be preferred and put to use as accurate timing instrument by military personnel, only a less unorthodox, no-nonsense, uncluttered and highly legible design is deem fitting. As such, large, oversized Arabic alphabets 1-12 are set with 60 minute increments meticulously marked. The 3 and 9o’clock exaggerated markers together with the upright triangle at 12 shows design traits symbolizing the artificial horizon, an essential cockpit flight instrument.

Quality vintage pilot watch style watch hands are chosen to complete the look. Copious amount of Swiss super luminous are applied over all the minute markers and hands enabling them to glow to a consistent bright greenish blue lume in low light conditions.

Accompanying the watch is a matching luxurious Dievas waterproof genuine leather strap. All the straps are made using the best Italian leather and tested for water resistance suitable for use in all conditions.

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Movement Swiss Made ETA2824-2 automatic movement / 42 hrs Pwr-Res

Dial Black dial. Arabic numbers.
Luminance SuperLuminova.

Micro-blasted aerospace grade titanium. Automatic helium release valve.

Case Back Dievas signed polished screwdown titanium.
Bezel Micro-blasted titanium.
Crown 5mm screwdown crown
Lug 22mm.

Domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Strap Thick waterproof calf leather strap with Dievas signed buckle
Water-resistance 500m
Dimensions 44mm in diameter, 54mm lug to lug, 14mm thick
Warranty Guaranteed 1 year

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