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2010-02-26

AZIMUTH Xtreme-1SEA-HUM

From AZIMUTH The Xtreme-1 collection, which consists of the Sea Hum GMT, the Sea Hum 3TZ (short for 3 Time Zone) and the Deep Diver, is a joint collaboration between Azimuth and Fernando. Dubbed ‘The Explorer’s Watch’; the Xtreme-1 is specially created for extreme sports enthusiasts.

The Sea Hum 3TZ allows the simultaneous display of time for up to 3 different continents and is waterproof to 500m while the Sea Hum GMT allows the quick reading of up to 2 different time zones while enabling the wearer to dive to a depth of 1500m.

The “crème de la crème” of this Xtreme-1 range is the Deep Diver which comes in a seldom seen and attempted; square titanium case. What is ground breaking in this design is the fact that a square case is traditionally extremely difficult to waterproof. However, Azimuth managed to tackle this problem by ingeniously creating a separate capsule to house the ETA 2826 Big Date movement which is then inserted into the square case housing and held securely by 6 screws.

Both the Sea Hum GMT and the Deep Diver are also equipped with a Helium Escape Valve (HEV) which allows the wearer to dive to a depth of 1500m and 2000m respectively without the dangers of the crystal popping off due to atmospheric pressures building up inside the watch case. In order to be able to withstand pressures at this depth, Azimuth created the crystal in both watches to be double domed to give it added strength.

All 3 watches in the Xteme-1 range come equipped with 46 hours of long lasting power reserve, big hands applied with Super Luminova as well as Luminova filled hour markers for easy time-reading and is created specifically for the purpose of deep sea-diving and mountain climbing with water resistance of up to 500, 1,500 or 2,000m, depending on the model.

Xtreme-1 Sea-Hum GMT




Movement: Automatic ETA 2836 protected by an anti magnetic dust cover.
Beat: High beat 28,800 A/h
Function: Automatic with 46 hour power reserve.
GMT function set independently via winding crown.

Case Width: 45mm.
Height from case back to tip of crystal: 18.2mm
Material: High grade 316L stainless steel case equipped with Helium Gas Escapement Valve.
Crystal: Double domed Sapphire, double coated.
Sapphire thickness: 4.00mm.
Winding Crown: Screw down waterproof stainless steel crown.
Bezel: Single directional ratcheting bezel with Super Luminova depth markings.
Dial/Hand Set: Super Luminova filled markers and Hands with Red minute hand for better clarity under water.
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet with Deployant buckle.
Waterproof: 1,500m / 4,921ft.

Xtreme-1 Sea-Hum 3TZ




Movement: Automatic ETA 2836 protected by an anti magnetic dust cover.
Beat: High beat 28,800 A/h
Function: Automatic with 46 hour power reserve.
3 Time Zone function set independently via winding crown.

Case Width: 45mm.
Height from case back to tip of crystal: 12mm
Material: High grade 316L stainless steel case.
Crystal: Flat Sapphire, double coated.
Sapphire thickness: 2.50mm.
Winding Crown: Screw down waterproof stainless steel crown.
Bezel: Bi-directional ratcheting bezel with Super Luminova 24Hr markings.
Dial/Hand Set: Super Luminova filled markers and Hands.
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet with Deployant buckle.
Waterproof: 500m / 1,640ft.

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