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Davosa has some black on black for fans of stealth. They have taken their popular Ternos Professional diver and have –

(for want of a better word) tarted it up with a luxurious black texturized dial with black: text, markers, and a satin-ised handset for that desirable black on black look.

The hands and markers of the Black Suit have been applied with black SuperLuminova and going by the images, below still have a good glow to them.

Working off of a 42mm in diameter, surgical-grade Stainless steel case with height of 15.5mm, the Black Suit is delivered in two variants. Choose from a traditional brushed steel finish or go full stealth with black DLC.

Powering the Black Suit is a Swiss made automatic movement, the DAV 3021, based on a Sellita SW200 which is on par with an ETA 2824.

Divers features included: a screw-down crown and case-back, a flat Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a matte black ceramic inlay, an HEV and 500 meters of water-resistance.

The case-back of the Black Suit has offers one final unique feature, a carbon-look engraving with etched carbon-fiber weave – not too sure what inspired this?

Limited to 500 pieces, the Ternos Pro Black Suit has an MSRP of 898euro (STEEL) / 948 euro (DLC). Both variants are presented on full Stainless bracelets with: screwed links, a safety clasp and a diver’s extension. They are available from specialist retailers, Worldwide.

Thoughts? There’s no escaping the derivate style of the Ternos; it’s one of those Rolex Sub-styled divers that Germanic Swiss watchmakers, Davosa and Steinhart do so well.

However unlike their competitor, Davosa would be appear to be a little out of touch when it comes to pricing.

In my mind, a sub clone with an SW200 does not equate to neigh on 1000euro, stealthed-out or not. They’re nice looking watches, but are lacking in originality are a little pricey for what they are.

Davosa can do original, they can do well-priced – check out their APNEA Diver, a favorite of mine.

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