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2019-02-18

ORIS x STAR WARS ProDiver DARTH VADER

ORIS and Star Wars have joined forces to create two Limited Edition divers watches; the ProDiver Darth Vader and Aquis Stormtrooper,



which (I am sorry to say, folks) are ONLY on sale in mainland China, Hong Kong and my adopted home of Taiwan. There are no plans for the EU or US markets.



This is the 1000m water-resistant PRODIVER Darth Vader whose massive 49mm Black Titanium case comes on a black Oris divers strap.



Special features of the ProDiver Darth Vader include: a grey Galactic Empire sub-dial, a special embossed;



Death Star x X-Wing x TIE Fighter motif on the dial, a grey TIE Fighter 12hr bezel marker and Darth Vader engraved case-back.



The watches are limited to 250 pieces, and will be sold in dual-sets. Thoughts? The colliding of two fantastic worlds; dive watches and Star Wars – epic!



Not a impressed? “I find your lack of faith disturbing!’’

ORIS x STAR WARS Aquis STORMTROOPER

ORIS and Star Wars have joined forces to create two Limited Edition divers watches; the ProDiver Darth Vader and Aquis Stormtrooper,



which (I am sorry to say, folks) are ONLY on sale in mainland China, Hong Kong and my adopted home of Taiwan. There are no plans for EU or US market releases.



This is the 300m water-resistant AQUIS Stormtrooper which is available on either a Stainless steel bracelet or with a black Oris divers strap.



Special features of the Aquis Stormtrooper include: a white Galactic Empire sub-dial, a special embossed;



Death Star x X-Wing x TIE Fighter motif on the dial, a white TIE Fighter 12hr bezel marker and Stormtrooper engraved case-back. The watch is a Limited Edition of 1,300 pieces.



Thoughts? The colliding of two fantastic worlds; dive watches and Star Wars – epic!



Not a fan? Then maybe ‘’these aren't the droids divers you're looking for’’!

IWC Aquatimer CHRONO Edition LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD

A beautiful watch for a beautiful cause - water-resistant to 300m, this Aquatimer Chronograph is powered by IWC’s in-house cal. 89365, a chronograph movement with a flyback function.

It displays stopped minutes in a sub-dial at 12 o'clock. Its external/internal rotating bezel guarantees safe setting of dive-time.



While its Stainless steel case is clad in a durable black rubber, its dial is in a distinctive Laureus blue, featuring black hands.

Over on the case-back is a charming engraving of 15-year-old Melan's drawing on the subject of, Time to Learn.



It was the young Sri Lankan boy's winning entry to IWC’s annual painting competition for the Laureus projects.

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” is delivered on a blue rubber divers strap. It is a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces and has an MSRP of 11700USD.

CITIZEN Promaster Aqualand 30th ANNIVERSARY

This year CITIZEN is celebrating 30 years of their Promaster sports watch family with the release of a new Aqualand.

The new Aqualand will be officially unveiled at Baselworld next month, so until then I just have these few details.



Its case is in Stainless steel, measuring 47mm in diameter. It is fitted with a mineral crystal and is water-resistant to 200 meters. Diver’s features include a Helium Escape Valve and depth-meter.

Power comes from Citizen’s in-house, solar quartz Eco-Drive caliber with a maximum depth memory, a rapid ascent alarm, an auto-start dive mode, and a power-reserve indicator.



There are two variants: BN2038-01L with its blue dial and Pepsi bezel and BN2039 with its texturized matte black with a red bezel.

MSRP should be just shy of 700USD. Stay tuned for more info. How old were you 1989?

CITIZEN Promaster Eco-Drive DIVER CHRONO

This handsome duo is Citizen’s new ISO-compliant Citizen Promaster Chrono Diver.

It features Citizen’s light-powered Eco-Drive technology, in the form of a Caliber B612 with a 1/5th-second chronograph, 12/24-hour time and date.



Diver’s features of its 46mm Stainless steel case include: a unidirectional bezel with elapsed dive-time, a screw-down case-back and crown and 200 meters of water-resistance.



Choose from the emerald green of CA0715-03E with its black rubber diver’s strap or CA0719-53E with its blue 15-min scale, delivered on a Stainless steel diver’s bracelet.

MSRP is 450USD – 495USD, respectively.

CITIZEN Eco-Driver BRYCEN

Here’s a throwback from Citizen, a redesign of their vintage sport watch, the Brycen with its 43mm, 333ft water-resistant case which is fitted with a mineral crystal.

The watches feature Citizen’s Eco-Drive, light-powered technology in the form of a J810 caliber.



Ref. AW1598-70X with its silver-tone Stainless steel case and pine green bezel and dial, comes on a Stainless steel bracelet and has an MSRP of 325USD.



Ref. AW1591-01L with its silver-tone Stainless steel case and indigo blue bezel and dial, comes on a matching indigo blue leather strap and has an MSRP of 295USD.



Ref. AW1593-06X with its rose gold-tone Stainless steel case and dark brown bezel and dial, comes on a matching dark brown leather strap and has an MSRP of 295USD.

Thoughts? Pretty nice looking watches, sapphire crystals and another few meters of WR and these would be perfect.



2019-02-13

ANONIMO Nautilo & NENDAZ FREERIDE 4*

Swiss Anonimo have partnered with the 4-star-rated, Nendaz Freeride, one of the world’s largest freeride meetings and, one the most famous of the Freeride World Qualifiers (FWQ).



Some of the biggest names from the international freeride scene will be at the launch of the Nendaz Freeride along with their newest sponsor, Anonimo. 



Both the qualification rounds and the finals of this extreme sporting event will be held on the 16th and 17th of March 2019.



Equipped with skis, snowboards, and perhaps one of these Nautilo BIANCOs with their snow white dials competitors will take a single run on the legendary slopes of Mont-Gond to show off their freestyling skills.



I don’t know about you but it’s a balmy 27 °,  here but I can think of few things more fun than putting on a white dial and going out carve up the white stuff. Wishing a happy winter wherever you are!

http://www.anonimo.com/

2019-02-12

ANDERSMANN Chronograph 300M

Andersmann have just released a brand new sports chrono – simply known as the Andersmann Chronograph 300M, it offers many of the same popular design features that can be found on their previous models in the form of a stylish sports chronograph.



Working off of a triple-layer case construction of bead-blasted Titanium and DLC, the Chrono 300M measures 44mm in diameter with a height of 16mm. This is fitted with sapphire crystals top and bottom – 3.8mm AR-treated double domed crystal on top and 1.7mm tinted grey at the bottom.



Powering the watches is a reliable Swiss ETA caliber A07.211 self-winding movement with decorated elements which can be viewed through the exhibition case-back. The chronograph function is operable via the two knurled chrono-pushers on the case-side.



The new Andersmann Chronograph 300M collection is offered in 4 colors (Limited 80 pieces of each): red, orange, blue and yellow. The watches are delivered on FKM rubber straps with Titanium buckles, priced 1580USD which includes FREE shipping and are available to order, now. Thoughts?



Something that I personally appreciate about the Andersmann brand besides the meticulous level of detail that their timepieces offer, is their ability to produce fresh new designs that retain all those key design elements that we love about them –



such as their: texturized sandwich dials, knurled crowns, multi-layer case construction and now case engraving which they carry over to each new release; creating a cohesive portfolio that tells its own story while offering some level of familiarity – something that a lot of brands fail to do.

http://www.andersmann.com/

2019-02-11

DELMA Newcastle

Here’s a great looking ocean racer from Delma that you might just have overlooked, it’s called the Newcastle and it’s a member of the Swiss brand’s racing family.



And while it isn't a dedicated diver (Delma have plenty of those), it does have the looks and many of the attributes that we expect from our dive watches.



Blending polished and brushed surfaces in combination with a brushed Stainless steel Milanese shark-mesh bracelet also gives -

the Newcastle that desired premium look and feel that we expect from any top tier Swiss sport watch brand.



This has been paired with a fluted PVD diver’s bezel and a vintage dial that perfectly illustrates the Newcastle’s sporty intent with -

3 sub-dials, a red-tipped seconds hand and a rehaut with racy checkered black and white indications.



The Newcastle’s robust Marine-Grade Stainless steel case measures 43.5mm in diameter with a height of 12.8mm. It is fitted with a scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 100m.



Powering the Delma Newcastle is Swiss made Ronda Quartz caliber 5030.D with battery lifetime of 54 months. Follow the link below for more info. on this and other models from Delma.

https://www.delma.ch/

Vintage VDB MARITIME Diver 2019

It’s the beginning of a new year which can mean only one thing, the introduction of the new VDB serial diver.



Now into their ninth consecutive year of serial model production, German watchmaker VDB who are primarily a producer of handcrafted watches are about to drop the VDB 2019.

Produced as is typical of the brand in a modest run of just 130 pieces, the new VDB Maritime Diver 2019 will be available in 3 distinct finishes.



From the mirror finish of the Maritime Polished, the utilitarian style of the Maritime Blasted, the stealthy style of the Maritime Black and the golden hues of the Maritime Bronze –

and not forgetting the wildcard, the Maritime Historic, the final look of which is yet to be revealed but includes and aged case and dial finish.



The Maritime Diver 2019 is based on watch case that measures 44mm in diameter by 20mm high with a lug-to-lug distance of 53mm.



The case has a water-resistance of 200m and is equipped with: a diver’s bezel, sapphire crystal, screw-down case-back and crown.



Powering VDB’s Maritime Diver 2019 collection is an ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Prices start from 1200euro – 2250euro.

PRE-ORDER, now with shipping in Sept of 2019.