By TLex INTRODUCING the new deLaCour Promess Reef Saver Diver. Sorry if that was a bit of a mouthful! My apologies, too for the piddly images and the somewhat sketchy technical info, deLaCour aren't too forthcoming in that department, but we did manage to get a cool VIDEO of the Promess Reef Saver in action with Pierre Frolla and Prince Albert of Monaco for 'Peace & Sport' and the 69th F1 Grand Prix de Monaco.
The Reef Saver, which we saw a PROTOTYPE of last year has a large Titanium PVD case with a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It has a water-resistance of 500m and measures 48.5mm in diameter - although its dimensions are actually listed as 50 x 55.5 x 12.5mm in its technical data, maybe that's inc. crown. If you watch the vid later, you'll see for yourself that it looks humungous on P.F's wrist, so it could be the latter.
The watch actually has two bezels; an outer with lots of tiny circular depressions on its face and some nicely pronounced grip on the sides that is not talked about in its technical data, and an internal rotational divers bezel for measuring dive-time. This bezel is operable via the large crown at 2 o'clock. I'm not sure what the external bezel does or even if it moves, but apparently it's 18K Rose Gold (an option possibly).
The watch is powered by a Swiss made deLaCour Cal. DC261 (ETA 2892-A2 base) with 21 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 40hrs. It is presented on a rubber divers starp with a PVD Titanium buckle. It is a Limited Edition of 88 pieces. I don't think it's going to win many beauty awards, but it is certainly evocative of a diving instrument and in that respect is pretty cool!
Check out the cute little interactive diver graphic on the deLaCour website.