By TLex El Buzo is a project, which I have been following with some interest over the last few months. Simply translated from Spanish to English, ‘El Buzo’ means ‘The Diver'.
This is an exclusive CREPAS project for and by the members of the Spanish watch forum, Relojes Especiales. CREPAS, who are overseeing the production, is small start-up Watch Company specializing in vintage inspired dive watches.
They are based in Torremolinos, Spain. Their first project, Le Grand was huge success with most of the first series of 99 being sold even before production had begun. I was lucky enough to snag #8 and will be posting about it in the following weeks.
The vintage inspired El Buzo will be produced in a limited series of just 300 pieces (there is talk though of the possibility of few more with a black finished case). The watch is a triple-timezone diver thanks to its ETA SA 2893-2 engine with integrated GMT indicator, and thanks also to an inner rotatable bezel with a 24hr time scale.
El Buzo also features a convex sapphire crystal and sapphire crystal inlay-ed external 120-click unidirectional divers bezel with elapsed dive-time scale.
Other features include dual screwdown crowns (one of which operates the movement and one the inner bezel), anti-magnetic inner case and super cool caseback engraving of a shark bursting through the CREPAS' ship propeller logo.
Its specially finished 316L stainless steel case, which measures 44mm x 49mm in diameter is water-resistant to 500 meters or, as indicated on its dial in Spanish ‘300 Brazaz’ (300 Fathoms).
The watch is available in either orange or black. I would like to reiterate that this is an exclusively designed diver only for the members of the Spanish watch forum ‘Relojes Especiales'.