Swiss Dive Watches
At the end of 2012, Girard-Perregaux relaunched the Sea Hawk dive watch collection. The 1,000-meter water-resistant diver was updated with a rather progressive case design whereas still managed to keep the DNA of its impressive predecessors, one of them being the first dive watch with two helium release valves.
Date back to 2014, IWC introduced the absolutely re-designed IWC Aquatimer collection, with the Aquatimer 2000 as its most performance-oriented representative: its 2,000-meter water-resistance, titanium case, in-house IWC 80110 caliber, and new “SafeDive” bezel system made it one of the most interesting dive watch releases of that year.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that Hublot is actively involved as a sponsor in the continuing exploration of the famous Antikythera shipwreck – in particular since the brand has already launched different watches in the light of the legendary, ancient mechanism.
There is no denying that Omega’s re-introduction of the original Omega Seamaster 300 from 1957 was one of the most anticipated releases of 2014 — and maybe also one of its most discussed. Here are my impressions on this vintage-styled dive watch.
If you are as much into dive watches as we are at DiveIntoWatches.com, last week’s WatchTime New York event offered at least 30 additional very good reasons to visit the show at Gotham Hall. And just in case you missed it, here is a comprehensive overview of what the sponsoring brands had on display (from A to Z):
Ball Watch Co. showed most of its current collection; among the brand’s comprehensive range of dive watches was the recently relaunched Skindiver II
It has been noticed that designer Niklas Bergenstjerna re-imagines some modern dive watches with a vintage bronzed look. Initially inspired by the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Dive Watch, Niklas imagined what some some contemporary divers would look like if bronze were the material of choice rather than steel.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea has a water-resistance level of 3,900 meters (approximately 13,000 feet), and it is more than 10 percent slimmer than it otherwise would have been on account of a special case construction developed by Rolex. It consists of three pressure-absorbing elements: a 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal, a 3.28-mm-thick caseback made of grade 5 titanium, and an inner ring made of Biodur-108 steel.