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DIEVAS Maya 1888M

By TLex Introducing the new MAYA from Dievas, named so after the ancient Mayan civilization. Its main case and components have been constructed using Dievas' 6Steel that has undergone a 20 day hardening process making it approximately 6 times the harder than Stainless steel, greatly enhancing its scratch and abrasion resistance.

CNC machined in Germany, the watch has a recognizable German character. There are are some nicely blended notes of Sinn and Mühle-Glashütte without it being too derivative. Its chunky bezel and crown guard set-up are particular good looking; the dial and bezel markings lovely and bold. The MAYA has some pretty cool features, too such as its Faraday cage.

Its also has an impressive level of water-resistance, too; thanks to a thick extra clear Swiss Sapphire crystal with a VisTec anti-reflective coating on its underside, multiple gasket, screwdown caseback and crown. Each watch is individually tested to at least 1888 metres / 6000feet.

Another significant attribute of the 6Steel MAYA is its anti-magnetic movement case made out of a highly permeable material (soft iron) combined with the dial also made from a special material to complete the perfect sealant.

Fully operational, the soft iron chamber shields the movement from electric fields by distributing static and magnetic radiation only along its exterior while canceling out electric charges or radiation within its interior, good for protection up to 1000 gauss or 80,000 A/m.

This is almost 17 times more than a standard issued Anti-Magnetic watch rated to DIN 8309 (Deutsche Industrie Norm - German Industry Norm) standards. Armed with this feature, the MAYA will continue to operate flawlessly if one needs work done in a high radiation environment even to the extent of a nuclear uranium enrichment facility. Let's hope we don't ever need to test the effectiveness this feature!

Under the hood is a Swiss automatic 28,000bhp mechanical automatic movement, ETA2824-2, modded to Dievas' specifications which includes better watch parts and a Dievas custom DLC-treated CNC rotor. Each watch is adjusted to its maximum efficiency for the most accurate time telling by our experienced watchmakers.

The MAYA’s watch dial and hands are coated with Grade A Swiss SuperLuminova. Multiple layers have been applied for visibility in low-light environments. The divers bezel with its 60 precise clicks is individually marked for accurate tracking of dive time.

The MAYA is presented on a unique handmade Italian alligator leather and rubber combination strap (the first of its kind). A genuine Italian rubber mould is fabricated with cavity ready for leather transplant. The prefect alligator leather piece is chosen and cut into exact mm dimensions before meticulously hand stitched onto the rubber.

Follow the link HERE to order the MAYA from Gnomon Watches or click on the icon below for more info.

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