By TLex Here’s a preview of an upcoming dive watch brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds, right in the very heart of the Swiss watchmaking territories.
The idea behind the RISTOLA Plongeur UTC was to build a professional divers watch that could be every bit as appealing to the casual scuba or offshore deep sea diver as it is the traveling executive or company director sat in his board meeting.
Specifications of the Plongeur UTC include: a 43mm Stainless steel watch case with 300 meters of water-resistance.
The Plongeur UTC is an ISO 6425 certified divers watch. Its special divers features include: a 120 click rotational divers bezel, an automatic Helium Escape Valve, a 3.8mm domed Sapphire crystal with AR-coating on its inside.
The Plongeur UTC will be powered by an ETA 2893-2 UTC (24 hour time) with a COSC certification. 24 hour time, date and dive-time can all be checked on its stepped black dial.
The Plongeur UTC will be presented on a tapered Stainless steel engraved bracelet with fine adjustments. It will also come with the NATO band, a 2 year international warranty, a spring bar tool and an option for a leather band with a steel clasp.
RISTOLA are currently in the tooling stage of the Plongeur UTC and plan to have a prototype ready by the end of January / beginning of February. Just 300 production pieces will be made.
RISTOLA do have a website, which you can find by following the link embedded, below but I believe it is a work in progress.