By TLex If Angular Momentum's DIVE-TEC / 500 wasn't provocative of thought, captivating enough; if it didn't sufficiently stimulate the gray-matter and arouse the imagination; then perhaps their new Berylium Diver MAGNUS will. With its Steam-Punk-esque, pseudo-Victorian looks and charms it's about the closest thing to a 19th Century diving contraption as you'll ever get on your wrist, yet at the same time it's as a contemporary a dive watch as I've seen.
It's fantastic three piece (60.00mm x 21.00mm) case weighs a whopping 350g (that's just the case, no bracelet!). It has been crafted entirely from bronze, and if that wasn't already cool enough the interior components have been crafted from bronze and low-alloy Bronze-beryllium (for reference: actual beryllium, which is a great strengthener is a lightweight strong, steel-gray metal used in the aerospace industry and is toxic).
However only those interior parts of the MAGNUS, those which will never come into contact with the wearer use this special alloy. It also features a stunning exhibition caseback; despite this the watch still boasts a respectable 30atm / 300m depth rating. Other features include a rotatable divers bezel and 'Email Lumineuse' lume application.
The wristshot below speaks a thousands words, but if I had to use just one more . . . COOL! MSRP is 6800CHF!
From Angular Momentum Three-body case and fittings entirely made of Bronze, interior parts of Beryllium Bronze, sapphire crystal, screwed back with sapphire crystal, revolving bezel to set diving time with 11 Email Lumineuse Green hour/five minutes dots, fixing screw and „end-of-dive-time“ marker with Email Lumineuse dot Pale blue. Dial Email Lumineuse Champleve green, hour hand „Plique à Jour“ Email Lumineuse Blue, Minute hand „Plique à Jour“ Email Lumineuse Green, protection crown with Email Lumineuse Blue dot, Structured black rubber strap with Angular Momentum locking system, mechanical self-winding movement, case caliber 60.00 mm.