By TLex The SHANGHAI TANG Scuba Class 888, a truly Chinese diver! It takes its inspiration from the PRC's Yuan Class Type 041, the newest diesel-electric submersible watercraft in the People's Liberation Army Navy and is the first dive watch to be inspired by China's innovations in underwater engineering. Sleek, robust and modern its features recall the black and white decals of the vessel's gauges and machinery.
Its stainless steel case measures 44mm in diameter and features an exhibition caseback with a view of its 22-jewel automatic mechanical movement. The Scuba Class 888's all-black watch face features strong white numerals and markers with luminescent minute and hour hands. Additional details, such as the second hand, are accented in bold orange or royal blue.
Other features include a unique screw down crown with engraved Shanghai Tang's star motif, and water-resistance up to a depth of 888 feet. Eight is the most auspicious of all numbers in Chinese culture and is said to bring wealth and fortune. This auspicious number is further highlighted by the Chinese character which has been used instead the Arabic '8' numeral on the dial.
The Scuba Class 888 is available in gunmetal with a royal blue or orange polyurethane strap, or in all black. MSRP 665USD. To find out more about the watch or the SHANGHAI TANG fashion brand follow the icon at the bottom of the post . . .