I hope all had a very happy holidays and new year – now that 2016 is behind us; here’ a quick recap of some of the more interesting divers models that were released (in no particular order) – what were your favorites?
ORIS Carl Brashear LIMITED EDITION
A good indication that BRONZE has gone mainstream was the adoption of the material by ORIS this year for a the CARL BRASHEAR Limited Edition.
AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak Offshore Diver CHRONOGRAPH
AP added a Chronograph to their ROO Diver collection.
BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms BATHYSCAPHE Grey Plasma CERAMIC
BLANCPAIN really knocked this one straight outta the park! This version of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe has a Grey Plasma CERAMIC case.
HAMILTON Khaki Navy FROGMAN 2016 42MM
There’s been very little from HAMILTON in the way of a dedicated diver in almost a decade – the Khaki Navy FROGMAN with its muscular styling made for a solid return.
OMEGA Seamaster PLOPROF 1200M Master CHRONOMETER
The Seamaster Poloprof 1200 has been around a while, now – for 2016 OMEGA took their uber tool-diver to the next level with this stunning Titanium and Gold version powered by a the Master CHRONOMETER Caliber 8912.
ORIS Divers SIXTY-FIVE 42MM
The success of the Divers Sixty-Five cannot be ignored but if you had felt it was just a tad too small, here’s the 42MM version. ORIS also brought out the Divers Sixty-Five GREEN.
OMEGA Seamaster PLANET OCEAN 600M Master Chronometer DEEP BLACK
OMEGA finally did something interesting with the PLANET OCEAN!
BREITLING Avenger II Seawolf BLACKSTEEL
Breitling’s Flagship 3000M diver is still going strong after more than a decade. For 2016, Breitling gave the latest generation ASW a Black Steel case and a traditional yellow dial.
Casio G-SHOCK Frogman GWF-D1000
It’s been years since a G-SHOCK got me hot and bothered – the new Frogman GWF-D1000 takes the humble G-SHOCK to new heights with a DLC and Carbon Fiber case and Sapphire crystal.
TUTIMA M2 Seven SEAS
It's such an understated diver but oh so very nice – this TUTIMA’s M2 SEVEN SEAS.
SEIKO Prospex Professional 300M PADI Ref. SBBN039
SEIKO Prospex treated us to several new divers made in celebration of PADI’s 50th anniversary, Ref. SBBNO39 with its blue highlights would be my pick – what’s yours?
TUDOR Pelagos LHD
You don’t actually have to be a lefty to rock one of these – the new TUDOR Pelagos LHD is guaranteed to look good on either wrist.
DOXA SUB 300 50th Anniversary EDITION
One of the most important releases of 2016 came right at the end of the year, the DOXA SUB 300 50th Anniversary Edition.
ENZO MECHANA Mare Nero LE for WATCH OBSESSION
Does this Limited Edition MARE NERO mark a possible comeback from one of the most shy boutique brands, Enzo Mechanna!
MARK GOLD The GAMECHANGER 3000 GMT
Is this really the game changer that it says it is? Find out in my upcoming review of the GAMECHANGER 3000 GMT by Mark Gold
A fantastic new premium micro-brand - the Monta OCEANKING powered by an Eterna 3909.
And the award for the comedy diver of the year goes to the – MUFF Diver – all the proof you need that a good dive watch is necessary for all types of diving!
FAVRE-LEUBA Raider HARPOON
OceanicTime got the scoop on the Favre-Leuba’s COMEBACK – this is the Harpoon which utilizes a brand-new way of telling the time with just one hand!
There still hasn’t been any official press on the new Raider Collection – stay tuned for something soon.
SQUALE Squalematic 60 ATM PROFESSIONAL
Squale’s most drool-worthy model to-date, the SQUALEMATIC 60 ATM Professional
Andersmann DEEP OCEAN 3000M
The latest deep sea offering, the Andermann DEEP OCEAN 3000M comes from Hong Kong via Switzerland where it was lovingly assembled using the very best Swiss made components and then rigorously tested!