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Here’s another look at Damasko’s debut divers watch, the DSUB1 which is exclusively available from Gnomon Watches. This special diver is made in-house by Damasko and produced in limited quantities.

Its 300m water-resistant case, too is made in-house by Damasko and is the first model to be use what Damasko calls Deutscher U-Boat-Stahl or German Submarine Steel. Its measures 42mm x 11.8mm.

U-Boat Steel is a high strength steel alloy used extensively in the construction of German submarines and naval ships. It offers significant corrosion resistance compared to 316L Stainless steel.

All of the DSub1’s components: the bezel, caseback and crown machined from the same U-Boat steel as its case. While its unidirectional divers bezel uses precision ceramic ball bearing ratcheting system.

Its black insert has been treated with Damest for added strength and scratch-resistance. Besides its increased strength and corrosion-resistance, another characteristics of U-Boat Steel which is a dark titanium grey color.

Further features of the watch include: a double domed Sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective treatment and a special screw-down equipped with Damasko’s patented lubrication. This has been engineered, to screw directly into the case and is sealed with Viton gaskets.

Powering the DSub1 is an ETA2824-2 which has been tuned and tested by Damasko to higher level of precision. It comes on a Hirsch made cartouche strap. Follow the link HERE to order.


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