Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-05-01

DIEVAS Maya MK2

Introducing the new Dievas Maya Mk2, a face-lifted version of their already good-looking, Maya dive watch.

The biggest changes come from the dial and hand designs with the new Maya dial featuring a more premium look with white hour markers and ghost minute markers that only appear when they catch the light.



This effect cleans up the dial giving it a greater sense of space resulting in a visually bigger watch as compared to the original.

The hands are also redesigned with the new minute hand now outlined in red for easy time-reading.



The case has also been re-engineered for a slimmer profile which allows the watch to sit flatter on the wrist.

There is now up to 36% more contact on the wrist as compared to the original. The new slimmer profile together with the curved lugs allows the watch to flow and wrap around the wrist.



This results in a better and more comfortable fit. Last but not least, the crown has also been redesigned for a smoother crown operation and it is now engraved with the Dievas logo.

Powering the Maya Mk2 is a reliable Swiss Made ETA2824-2, customized to Dievas’ specifications. Each watch is adjusted to its maximum efficiency for accuracy.



Made entirely in Germany, the 6Steel multi-pieced watch cases are firstly CNC in Germany using the best modern equipment and then finished and polished by an expert.

Dievas partnered with one of Europe’s most established materials engineering companies to implement 6Steel hardening for watchmaking.



For around 20 days, the steel will undergo high tech heating procedures that will amplify the hardness of the watch case to 1300Hv, approximately 6 times the hardness of Stainless steel.

This greatly improves scratch and abrasion resistance. This process is executed to every part including the crown and caseback.



With a thick extra clear Swiss Sapphire crystal (VisTec Anti-Reflective coating on the underside) on top and multiple gasket case back, the watch is water-resistant and individually tested to at least 1888 meters.

Another significant attribute of the 6Steel Maya Mk2 is its anti-magnetic feature. The watch case is designed to include a Faraday cage.



This meant that the watch movement is completely encased in a separate compartment made out of a highly permeable material (soft iron).

Even the watch dial is made of 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 Mk2 will continue to operate flawlessly even if one needs work done in a high radiation environment even to the extent of a nuclear uranium enrichment facility.

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