By TLex Proudly introducing the new AQUADIVE Bathyscaphe 100 GMT, an original 70s design combined with today's dive watch technologies. The 70s gave us arguably some of the most iconic divers watches ever made. OK, it's true to say that I was a just a bouncing baby in the 70s, but we only have to flick through the pages of a vintage watch magazine and you'll find any number legends there. Collectors and aficionados have referred to Aquadive as the '70s design company' and it's not difficult to see why, when they produce work like this!
Still with the current trends in retro and vintage re-releases and reinterpretations the new BS100 GMT is as current as anything else these days. It takes a design that dates back to 1972 and combines it with Aquadive's deftly applied manufacturing technologies and high-tech materials. High-end German CNC-machining, scratch resistant Sapphire crystal, ceramic, Viton seals, and an ISOfrane rubber divers strap. The look of the watch with its oversized yellow skeltonized GMT pointer and yellow 24hr ring brings the new BS 1000 GMT alive in ways that I had never dreamt was possible - wow!
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o'clock and 24 hour display on the inner bezel
CASE Every Aquadive case is turned and CNC machined in Germany out of 1 solid block of German 316L surgical grade stainless steel, screw down case back. Limited edition of 500 pieces engraved ***/500. 43 mm diameter excluding crown, 49 mm from lug to lug, 15mm height. Water – resistant to 1000 meters (3300 feet). Integrated automatic Helium Release Valve (HRV) at 6 o'clock.
MOVEMENT Swiss Made ETA 2893-2 , Hours, minutes, sweep second, Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing rotor, Date, corrector, Stop second device Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector, Size 11.5 ligne, 21 jewels, Shock protection, 51 degree lift angle, Automatic, unidirectional winding, Rate: 28,800 vph, Power reserve: 42 hours, hacking Seconds, Hour, minute, central seconds, quickset date, 24-hour hand, Accuracy, adjusted in 5 positions with an individual certificate that accompanies each watch.
BEZEL 43mm stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel, 120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free Ceramic insert, engraved with elapsed time markings. 31mm Sapphire crystal
STRAP /Bracelet Aquadive stainless steel bracelet based on a vintage Aquadive design, with automatic ratcheting dive suit extension; or an optional stainless steel Mesh bracelet
WEIGHT 130 grams excluding strap/bracelet
WARRANTY 2 year limited warranty