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Here’s a pretty great looking new diver from Louis Erard, released as part of the Swiss brands’ new Sportive collection.

I’ve heard of the Louis Erard name before but honestly I have a little or no experience with them, so if you have, I’d love to hear from you.

The Sportive Diver has a pretty familiar spec. A satin-finished Stainless steel case measuring 44mm which is fitted with all the typical diver’s features: a high-domed Sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and case-back and 200 meters of water-resistance.

I’ve said this a thousand times before; the difference in production costs between 200 and 300m is negligible so why do brands so often just plonk 200m on their first attempt at a diver?

Powering the Sportive Diver is a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. There are 5 variants on offer of which 2 are with black PVD.

All steel versions are offered with the choice of either a leather band with contrast stitching or 20mm – 18mm tapering steel bracelet.

I am not convinced that this a typical brand that a collector would aspire to owning but if the price is right then the Sportive Diver is a good a looking dive watch as I’ve seen of late and I’m sure the quality would be on par with any other big Swiss brand.

What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. The quality of LE watches is on par with other Swiss brands in the segment. What I don't like is the logo: the font looks so ubiquitous like found on any newspaper... "Verdana" or "Times New Roman"?