Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2016-09-22

BREITLING Chronomat 44 Blacksteel SE

They say you can’t get enough of a good thing – and whoever they are were absolutely right. They’d probably say exactly the same of yellow and black – and you know what, they’d be right again!

Breitling have delivered us another stunning Special Edition watch in a sexy combination of black and yellow – last time we saw the very cool, very deep über-diver, the 3000m water-resistant Avenger II Seawolf BLACKSTEEL,



today Breitling have turned their attention to their flagship model, the CHRONOMAT which not only gets a new black carbon-based high-resistance treatment for its sturdy satin-brushed steel case,

but also a whole new face in Breitling’s signature colour, yellow which has been beautifully contrasted with black counters and red hands.



That new black case is endowed with: a Sapphire crystal with AR-coating on both sides, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with B’lings hallmark 4 rider-tabs in a polished finish and rubber-inlaid markers plus a large vintage–orange coloured luminous pip at 12 o’clock.



A screw-down caseback, crown and chrono-pushers - protected against shocks by substantial lateral reinforcements and a water-resistant to 200 m/660 ft nicely round up the watch’s diving features –

while a Sapphire crystal caseback provides the visuals, affording a view of the precise COSC chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 with its black rotor.



A further touch of style is leant to the overall ensemble by a sporty two-tone rubber TwinPro divers strap combining a black exterior with a yellow lining – very nice indeed!

2016-09-21

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SEIKO Prospex DIVER Chronograph DIA-SHIELD

This is the new SEIKO Prospex Diver Chronograph Ref. SBEC001 which is basically the same high-end divers watch as the RISINGWAVE Ref. SBEC003 that we saw last month.

Its case is made for Stainless steel and has a Dia-Shield coating which is kinda like Citizen’s Dura-Tec so it’s super scratch-resistant and basically ultra-tough.

It is fitted with: a screwdown crown, chrono-pushers and caseback, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black ceramic inlay.



Further divers features include: anti-magnetic, 200m of water-resistance so that it is suitable for scuba diving and DLC coated steel bracelet with a double-locking divers clasp with push button release and divers extension.

Dimensions of the case are as follows: 46.5mm x 16mm x 53mm lug-to-lug. It has a total weight of 242g.

Its dial is in a deep black and is fitted with Seiko Lumibright applied hands and markers. Power comes from a Japanese Seiko in-house calibre 8R49 with 34 jewels and an accuracy of -15 to +25 seconds per day. Its functions include: a chronograph up to 30 minutes, 12 hours and sub-seconds.

SEIKO Prospex Diver Chronograph Ref. SBEC002 retails for 320,000¥ exe. VAT, the equivalent of 3185USD.

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

SEIKO Prospex DIVER Chronograph DLC

This is the new SEIKO Prospex Diver Chronograph Ref. SBEC002 which is basically the same high-end divers watch as the RISINGWAVE Ref. SBEC003 that we saw last month.

Its case is made for Stainless steel and has a lovely black DLC coating with Gold PVD-coated elements. It is fitted with: a screwdown crown, chrono-pushers and caseback, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black ceramic inlay.

Further divers features include: anti-magnetic, 200m of water-resistance so that it is suitable for scuba diving and DLC coated steel bracelet with a double-locking divers clasp with push button release and divers extension.



Dimensions of the case are as follows: 46.5mm x 16mm x 53mm lug-to-lug. It has a total weight of 242g.

Its dial is in a deep black and is fitted with Seiko Lumibright applied hands and markers. Power comes from a Japanese Seiko in-house calibre 8R49 with 34 jewels and an accuracy of -15 to +25 seconds per day. Its functions include: a chronograph up to 30 minutes, 12 hours and sub-seconds.

SEIKO Prospex Diver Chronograph Ref. SBEC002 retails for 320,000¥ exe. VAT, the equivalent of 3185USD.

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

2016-09-20

HAIGH & HASTINGS Australian 1st Military Police Battalion M2 DIVER

Here’s a cool military dive watch collaborative project - Haigh & Hastings and the Australian 1st Military Police Battalion have teamed up to make a special edition of the M2 DIVER.

The 1st Military Police Battalion perform a key role by providing deployable Military Police elements and policing services to the Australian Army.



Constructed from high quality 316L marine‑grade Stainless steel and measuring 44mm in diameter by 13mm thick and with a lug-to-lug length of 53mm, the M2 Diver –

features: a scratch‑resistant Sapphire crystal, a 7mm screw-down crown and caseback, a unidirectional divers bezel in either black or olive, highly legible markers and is water-resistant rating of 300 meters.



SuperLumiNova has been used on all hands and hour markers. Providing accurate time is a Japanese SEIKO NH35A automatic mechanical movement with: a quick-set date, hacking seconds, manual winding and with a power-reserve of 40 hrs.

The M2 Lifestyle Watch for the Australian 1st Military Police Battalion comes on a 22mm Italian natural Italian rubber divers strap and is available for pre-order – HERE.

http://www.haighandhastings.com/

2016-09-19

RESCO Instruments x Prometheus Design Werx UDT SPD EDITION

Abbreviations a plenty in this cool new RESCO dive watch collaboration!

Coronado, CA based RESCO Instruments have partnered with Prometheus Design Werx to produce a Special Edition of UDT Watch called the SPD Edition.



SDP, in case you’re wondering is Resco’s Special Projects Division label. PDW’s Special Projects Division is tasked with handling special product collaborations, Limited Editions and other experimental projects.

The SPD Edition RESCO UDT is a precision instrument that has a purely utilitarian driven design capable of handling everything that the sea and elements can throw it.



Inside its sturdy 316L Stainless steel billet case is Swiss ETA 2824 self-winding mechanical movement.

Divers features include: a screw-down caseback and crown, a domed Sapphire crystal with an inner anti-reflection coating, and a depth rating to 300 meters.



The SPD Edition RESCO UDT Dive Watch comes presented in an Underwater Kinetics case with a NATO-style nylon strap, test certs, and individually serial numbered.

Unique to this edition is the PDW Underwater Exploration Team (UET) Kraken with Trident logo on the dial and exclusive orange sweep.



The SPD Edition RESCO UDT Dive Watch retails for 2195USD. Only a limited quantity will be available for purchase from Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 @ 3:00pm PST via prometheusdesignwerx.com

Any additional pieces will be built and completed in about 10-15 business days after the first initial release.

2016-09-14

ZRC Grands Fonds 300 1964 FRENCH NAVY Reedition for FOST

ZRC have been commissioned by the Oceanic Strategic Forces (FOST) to develop a Limited Edition of their legendary dive watch, the GF300 1964 French Navy Reedition.



The FOST have placed an order for 29 pieces with their insignia printed on the GF300’s dial as well as an inscription on its caseback.



The Oceanic Strategic Force was created on the 1st of March 1972. It is the Strategic Oceanic underwater arm of the French nuclear forces that arose from General De Gaulle’s desire to possess nuclear weapons.



It consists of 4000 sailors, servicemen as well as civilians, whom operate 4 next generation missile launcher nuclear submarines (SNG) –



6 nuclear attack submarines (SNA) as well as units assuring their command and support. The submarines represent a staff of 2000 highly qualified men.



The operational basis of the Strategic Oceanic Strength is located at “l’île Longue”: it assures the support and coordination of the armament system’s maintenance –



and SNLE (SNG). The SNA is situated in Toulon where the 1st model of the next generation attack submarines (SNA) of the barracuda type: the SUFFREN is scheduled to be released in 2017.



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