Dive Watch Releases / Articles



By TLex Here's a small American watch brand that you may or may not have come across before. I have only recently discovered them myself and was quite impressed with the spec. and value that was offered by a new model that they have coming out for 2013. Read on . . .

Introducing the new Hager Professional. Hager have taken what was a fairly rudimentary 100m diver, the Commando and re-designed and re-engineered it so that it is now a modern classic good-looking divers model in the same vein as, say, a Sub or PO.

It now also has the required water-resistance of 200 meters or 660 feet, so that it is recognized as proper dive watch. The new Professional, which measures 42mm x 14.5mm is made from Stainless steel. It is available in two finishes, brushed steel or black DLC coated.

Features include: a solid steel screwed caseback, opened only with a Hager proprietary tool, a Hager signed screw-down crown, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside, a dial with double flange with applied outlined indexes and a rotational divers bezel with a black ceramic inlay. The watch sports black outlined sword hands with blue BGW9 Superluminova.

The new Commando is powered by a HAGER calibre HR 24 Swiss made automatic movement. I am not sure what it based on? It is, say Hager, built to function reliably under a range of extraordinary conditions and environments, such as; extreme air or water pressure, extreme temperatures, magnetic interference and impacts. Sounds impressive!

The HAGER Commando PROFESSIONAL is available on pre-order from Hager priced just 600USD, which imo is excellent value for money considering its spec. and that it is also Swiss made. I have no affiliation with Hager nor have I had any hands-on experience with any of their watches before.

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1 comment:

  1. Is it just me, but somehow this reminds me of Stolas Harbormaster series (especially Gennaker). Ofcourse nothing wrong with taking best parts from where they find it most suitable like Rolex and Stolas ;)