By TLex Okay, so there isn't much chance of going Dutch on new diver, but at 399euro, you couldn't go far wrong with this handsome vintage styled model from Dutch newcomer, Stuckx, the same company that wowed us with their ROCK concept diver (hopefully that will become a reality in the not too distant future).
Taking its name from the symbol for infinity, Stuckx's debut diver, the Infinite Eight with its clean and elegant retro styling will likely garner a fair amount of attention. Sure there’s a familiarity to it, as there are with many of these modern cushion cased divers, but at the end of the, they are of oh-so-appealing!
Its case is in 316L Stainless steel with vertically brushed sides and a polished finish on top. It has a diameter of 44mm (without crown), a thickness of 15.5mm and a lug-to-lug measurement of 48.7mm. Taking into account its dimension, the downwardly curved lugs and the overall curvature of the case, this promises to be a very wear-able watch.
Divers features include: a 120 click-type unidirectional rotational bezel with a dive-time scale and a 12hr luminous pearl, a screwdown crown and caseback with signed ‘Stuckx’ logo in relief and what Stuckx call, a boxed shaped ‘sexy plexi’ acrylic crystal. There is a 70euro option for a Sapphire crystal. Water-resistance is 20 bar / 200 meters.
The dial is available in either blue or grey with a sunburst effect and applied 3D hour markers and Infinite Eight logo. The hands and markers have been applied with C3 SuperLuminova. Under the hood is a reliable Seiko NH35 automatic movement with 24 jewels beating at at 21.600bph. Features of NH35 include: a hacking seconds hand, manual winding and quick day/date setting.
The Infinite Eight will come with either a black or a blue 22mm signature rubber divers strap and nylon Zulu strap as well as these there will be an optional steel bracelet, which is currently in development. All Stuckx watches have a 24 months warranty.
Stuckx have opened pre-orders for the Infinite Eight. They need 100 orders before they can start production. The Infinite Eight is priced at 399euro. If production goes ahead (likely it will), Stuckx expect delivery in the first quarter of 2015. For further inquiries please contact Stuckx HERE, or follow the link embedded in the Stuckx logo at the bottom of the post.
Follow the link to see the Stuckx's slick rendered video of the Infinite Eight on OceanicTimeTV and HERE to see images of the first prototype watches.