By TLex RALF TECH go back to genesis, day one, with a reissue of the WR1, which on the 5th of July 2005, broke the scuba diving world record with an immersion lasting 10 hours at minus 330 meters. On that day, the diver was equipped the very first RALF TECH dive watch, the WR1.
The 2015 reissue is a faithful reproduction of that legendary dive watch and has received little in the way of cosmetic changes. It does however come in a new 6 model series with a selection of 3 different case finishes and 2 movements types to suit. Its 42.5mm in diameter 316L surgical grade Stainless steel case is
available with either a brushed, polished or matte black PVD finish.
The WR1 ''C'' Automatic versions are equipped with an automatic winding mechanical movement, the RTA002 based on ETA 2824-2 with 25 jewels, 28,800 a / h, 4Hz, incabloc, and a power reserve of 44 hours. It is limited to just 10 pieces.
The WR1 ''A'' Hybrid versions are equipped with the Hybrid RTH002, an
exclusive quartz system with an automatic accumulator recharge and an
ultra-fast rotor with a power reserve of 150 days. It comes in a limited
series of 100 pieces.
The WR1 features a
slew of divers features: a 3.5mm domed AR-treated
Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with
black and red aluminum inserts, a reinforced and
protected screwdown crown and caseback, professional-style SuperLuminova C1 hands and
hour markers and a tested water-resistance up to 300 meters. The WR1 complies with ISO 6425 dive watches standard.
Of the 6 versions, the
one that is most similar to the 2005 model, is the version with a
polished case that is equipped with a Swiss automatic movement: the
RT002. This is then the model that is more closely related to the
original model that smashed the World Record for the deepest unassisted