Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-12-13

HELBERG CH8 DLC Special Edition

The Helberg CH8 is back and this time it’s in the form a (dare I say) sexy new black and bronze Special Edition.

The combination of the deep glossy Black DLC and a golden Bronze Alloy might prove irresistible to many but if it isn’t you cup of tea, perhaps an all-black edition of black and orange version might be more to your liking.



The CH8 DLC has been released in limited numbers of 8 different configurations. All watches are paired with a rarely seen DLC mesh bracelet.

Apart from the obvious aesthetic enhancements, the CH8 spec. remains as the original. So expect a 9015 caliber and 1000 meters of water-resistance.



Follow the link HERE for more.

CX Swiss Military Watch NAUTILUS

Here’s sneak peek at a new diver from CX Swiss Military Watches. The Nautilus has a Stainless steel case with a Sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and a water-resistance of 20atm.



The Nautilus comes on a Stainless steel bracelet, priced 1290CHF. It will be released in 2018.

It looks suspiciously like a quartz model. Otherwise I'm pretty underwhelmed.

CX Swiss Military Watch NEPTUNE

Here’s sneak peek at a new diver from CX Swiss Military Watch. The Neptune has a Stainless steel case with a Sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and a water-resistance of 20atm.



The Neptune comes on a red Silicone diver’s strap, priced 1215CHF. It will be released in 2018.

It seems very far removed from any of CX Swiss Mil. Watch’s great diver’s models such as 12’000FT, 20’000FT or Argonaut. Thumbs down! :(

2017-12-12

AQUATICO Nautilus 3000M

This is the new Nautilus 3000M form Aquatico. Its 44mm x 53mm x 15.7mm 316L Stainless steel case boasts a water-resistance of 3000 meters and is endowed with all the typical divers’ features:



a screw-down crown and case-back, a dome AR-coated Sapphire crystal and 120-click unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with a ceramic inlay.



Power comes from a Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic movement. Shown here is the sunray blue and green – black, orange and silver are also available. Hands and markers are with C3 SLN.

http://www.aquaticowatch.com/

2017-12-07

SEIKO Prospex Solar Diver SCUBA 200M SNE493P1

This new Prospex reference is the Solar Diver Scuba 200M Ref. SNE493P1. It features an all-black case, orange-colored Seiko LumiBrite and comes on black rubber.

The Propex Solar Divers Scuba 200M is powered by SEIKO’s Caliber V157 Solar movement. The movement has an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and an operating time approx. 10 months from fully charged. It also features an Overcharge prevention function and quick-start function.



Its case is in Stainless steel with a diameter of 43.5mm, a lug-lug measurement of 49.8mm and a height of 11.5mm. It is fitted with a crystal with a cyclops or magnifying lens.

Divers features include: a screw-down crown and caseback, anti-magnetic-resistance and 200 meters of water-resistance.

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

SEIKO Prospex Divers PADI [NEW]

Here are four new PADI Edition Divers from Seiko Prospex. Starting with the most special, Ref. SPB071J1 with its 42.6mm Stainless steel case, 200m and automatic 6R15 caliber. The watch has a special graduated blue wave-pattern dial and blue anodized bezel and blue rubber.



Next up we have the Prospex Baby Turtle PADI Ref. SRPC41K1 with its 42.3mm Stainless steel case, 200m and automatic 4R35 caliber.



Below is the Prospex Samuari PADI Ref. SRPB99J1 with its 43.8mm Stainless steel case, 200m and automatic 4R35 caliber.



And lastly the Prospex Divers Solar Chrono PADI Ref. SSC663P1 with its 43.5mm Stainless steel case and V175 Solar Caliber with chrono.



We've seen a slew of PADI edition Seiko Prospex Divers since they cerebrated their 50th Anniversary last year. Click HERE to see them all.

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

SEIKO Prospex SOLAR Chrono Diver SSC673P1

Here’s another new version of the Seiko Prospex Solar Chrono Diver. Ref. SSC673P1 which comes with an all-black case and vintage-style orange lume.

Powering the watch is a Japan Seiko V175 Solar caliber with an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and an operating time of approx. 6 months from fully charged.

Its functions include: an overcharge prevention function, 24-hour hand and a chronograph up to 1 hour in 1/5 second increments.



Diver’s features include a unidirectional diver’s bezel, a Hardlex crystal, Seiko orange LumiBrite applied hands and indexes, screw-down chrono-pushers, crown and case-back, magnetic-resistance, a water-resistance of 200m and a rubber divers strap.

You can see a load of other versions of this watch: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. So what do you think?

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

ORIS Aquis CLIPPERTON Limited EDITION

The remote French-owned Clipperton Island is considered the world’s most isolated landmass. Sitting in a zone known as the ETP, or the Eastern Tropical Zone, approximately 1,100km south of the tip of the Baja Peninsula, on the west coast of Mexico, the uninhabited atoll’s nearest neighbor is 945km away.


Clipperton and its unique ecosystem are under threat from illegal commercial fishing and pollution. Its once pristine waters are a critical migration corridor for a number of threatened species of pelagic sharks.



Following on from their sponsorship of The Clipperton Expedition, which was announced earlier this year, ORIS has launched the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition, a diver’s watch based on thr Aquis diver’s series.


In tribute to the atoll and the work of Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, the Cliperton LE has a gradient blue dial designed to reflect the color of the water around the atoll, which drops to 60 meters deep just offshore.



Its 43.5mm multi-piece Stainless steel case, however is water-resistant to 300 meters and has a screwed case back embossed with an outline of Clipperton Island and its coordinates. Oris Clipperton is a registered trade mark.



Additional diver’s features include: a screw-down crown with integrated guard, a Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with black ceramic insert with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with SuperLumiNova.



The Clipperton LE is powered by an automatic movement, the Oris Cal. 733, which based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock and a sweep-seconds indicator, which Oris has finished with a lollipop filled with luminescent SuperLumiNova.



The Clipperton comes on either a black rubber divers strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp with extension or on a Stainless steel bracelet with a quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp with a diver’s extension.



The Oris Clipperton Limited Edition’s comes in a special presentation box made using environmentally friendly regenerative algae. Inside it has a Clipperton Island insignia.



Limited to 2,000 pieces, the new ORIS Clipperton Limited Edition has a Swiss retail price 1950CHF on rubber or 2150CHF on Stainless steel. A percentage of funds raised by sales of the 2,000 pieces produced will go towards the protection of our ocean in upcoming initiatives.

2017-12-06

HALDOR Armis DLC

In addition to the ARMIS HHC, a second Limited Edition DLC version has also been made available in a small series of just 50 pieces, worldwide.



The gloss-black, DLC-coated 316L Marine Grade, Stainless steel case of the Armis DLC not only benefits from a protective outer skin –



but its solid design and the use of double gaskets for its case-back provide up 2000 meters of water-resistance. This has been officially certified by an independent Swiss testing laboratory.



The Armis DLC is also shock-resistant, and thanks to a Faraday Cage surrounding its movement has Magnetic Field Resistance up to 4.800 ampere per meter (A/m).



Securely housed inside the DLC-coated case of the Armis is a Swiss Made 25 jewel, ETA 2824-2 with Top Grade accuracy beating 28.800 vibrations per hour.



As well as its 200atm of pressure-resistance, further divers features of the Armis DLC include: a 7mm in diameter screw-down crown,



a screw-down case-back with Armis Shield design, a 4.5mm thick, (inner) AR-coated anti-scratch, Sapphire crystal and an automatic Helium Escape Valve located at 9 o’clock on the case.



BGW9 Swiss SuperLuminova has been generously applied to the hands and dial markings of the Armis DLC as well as the 12hr marker of its 120-click unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel.



Dimensions include: a diameter of 42mm (excl. crown), a lug-to-lug of 50mm, a thickness of 14.9mm and 22mm wide drilled lugs.



In addition to the DLC-coated Stainless steel bracelet, the Armis is supplied with an additional Italian made black rubber diver’s strap.



Please follow the link HERE or the one embedded, below for more info. on the HALDOR Armis DLC.

BULOVA Devil Diver COMING 2018

Following the results of a Facebook poll, Bulova have announced that the next release in their Archive Series will be the Devil Diver.

The Devil Diver will be a reissue of Bulova’s 1972 Oceanographer AKA the Devil Diver and will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

The Devil Diver gets its name from its 666 FEET of water-resistance which is printed on its dial. Unsurprisingly the Devil Diver will be released in a Limited Edition of (you guessed it) 666 pieces.



The 2018 Bulova Devil will come with a black dial and black and red bezel – however an orange dial is also planned. The watches will come on specially designed NATOs.

If you haven’t heard of Bulova’s Archive Series, I can recommend taking a look at their replica of a 1970s Chronograph. It isn’t a diver but it’s one sexy-mofo. Unfortunately it isn’t an auto.

If the 2018 Devil Diver also ends up being a quartz, it will be a bloody crime.