Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2018-01-10

XICORR Garfish READY to DIVE

It’s been almost 4 years since we last looked at the Polish diver, the GARFISH, a project by Xicorr. The Garfish dive watch project has finally reached completion and is available, now for PRE-ORDER.



If you haven’t heard of Xicorr or the Garfish before, Xicorr are watch brand from Poland who work in close collaboration with Polish technical diver, Darek Wilamowski.



Darek not only co-develops for Xicorr but also field tests all of Xicorr’s diver’s models which include the latest Garfish model.



Darek has even taken a Xicorr diver on an epic 243m deep scuba dive into the depths of Italy’s lake Garda.



Named after the North Atlantic fish of the same name, the Garfish was designed to be a diver first and foremost. Yes, it’s a pretty cool looking watch but, Xicorr and Darek Wilamowski have the belief that a dive watch should do exactly what it says on the tin (so to speak).



Technical specification of the Garfish includes: a generous 52mm Stainless case with a lug-to-lug measurement 54mm and a thickness of 17mm. The large case diameter should be evocative of a diving instrument.



Divers features of the Garfish include: a combination brushed and sand-blasted, Stainless steel rotational diver bezel with black DLC coating and engraved and painted white dive-time scale.



Its water-resistance is 1000 meters/ 100atm. Further divers features include: S Sapphire crystal, an automatic Helium Valve, and screw-down crown.



Special features of the Grafish include: engraved dials, sub-dials with snailing, bezel, lugs and case-back all secured with hex-bolts and a Garfish depicted on the watch’s case-back.



Powering the Garfish is a reliable, Japanese made Miyota 8218 automatic mechanical movement with a beat-rate of 21600 vph, a power reserve and a power-reserve of 40 hours.


The Xicorr Garfish comes in four variations that include: a turquoise green, an orange and two dark grey dial variants.



The turquoise and orange dials come with black handsets while the grey dials can be chosen with either a blue or orange handset.



Please follow the link HERE or the one embedded below for details on the Garfish including all PRE-ORDER information.

ORIS Carl Brashear CHRONOGRAPH Ltd. 1stLOOK

ORIS have released, their first new model of 2018, a new chronograph version of their debut bronze model, the Carl BRASHEAR. It is the second limited edition watch made in his memory, a bronze-cased, two-counter chronograph.



Carl Brashear was one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century, defying not only racial tensions and disability to become the U.S. Navy’s first African American and first amputee Master Diver.



The new Carl Brashear Chronograph has a solid Bronze case measuring 43m in diameter, a blue dial and of course an automatic chronograph movement with two chrono-counters. Water-resistance is 100M.

It comes presented on a leather strap inside a Special Luxury Wooden Box in a Limited Edition of 2000 pieces, Worldwide.

2018-01-09

STROM Nethuns II Diving TOURBILLON

There is no escaping the bonkers nature of this diver nor the obscene price tag that it must surely have but that’s because it not only belongs to an elite group of divers watches known as the diving tourbillons, but also because it comes from the mind of designer, philosopher, watchmaker, Daniel Strom of Strom Agonium.



We’ve seen the Jules Verne-esque, Strom Nethuns II before, a dive watch named after the Etruscans god of water and styled in a way that would not look out of place on the wrist of a Victorian fantasy hero. However, this time around the Nethuns II has been handmade in 18 Ct Red Gold and boasts a Flying Tourbillon.



The Calibre AGO-3024 which is equipped with a 60-second automatic flying tourbillon with a frequency of 4 Hz. It beats 28’800 times an hour in a Titanium cage. Accurate and lightweight, it has a rapid-rotation double-barrel in series and a variable inertia balance and a depth of just 4mm. The automatic movement also has an 18 Ct gold oscillation weight.



The intricately sculpted case is matched only by the Silver handmade dial with guilloche pattern with luminous treatment; a sight to behold. Basic diver specs. Include: 200 meters of water-resistance, a Sapphire crystal and screw-down crown.

The watch is presented on either a custom black rubber divers strap or brown handmade Alligator strap – both with 18 Ct. Rose Gold buckle. Price: unknown.

So what do you think? Bit of a marvel me thinks but not really anything I would ever aspire to owning.

http://www.stromwatch.ch/

2018-01-08

SEIKO Prospex Divers BLACK SERIES Limited Editions

Here’s another super quick look at the models of the Limited Edition Black Series from Seiko Propex in their entirety.



You can follow the links to see full specifications and pricing on each of the models. The collection includes three diver’s models.



The Solar Scuba Ref. SNE493P1,the Solar Chrono Diver Ref. SSC673P1 and the Turtle Diver Ref. SRPC49K1.



Hopefully I haven’t messed up the ref. numbers  this time around ( I tend to get a bit dyslexic with them for some reason) ;)

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

Cavenago DON GIOVANNI

Here’s something new from Italian Swiss brand, Cavenago – the Don Giovanni which takes its name from the famous opera with music by Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.



The opera is based on the legends of Don Juan – like him the new Cavengo Don Giovanni is well versed in the art of seduction with its unique bezel configuration and brightly burning blue hands and markers.



Basic specifications of the watch include: a 316L Stainless steel case measuring 46mm in diameter with a brushed, black PVD finish.



Divers features include: a dome Sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and case-back and 1000 meters of water-resistance.



Power comes from a 25 jewel, Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement – the functions of which include: hours, minutes, seconds and date display in window. The 2824-2 has a beat-rate of 4/28.800 vibrations per hour.



The Cavenago Don Gionanni Ref. CAV-1022 has been hand-assembled in Switzerland. It is Limited Production piece of 100 examples per year.



Please follow the link embedded, below for information on the new Don Giovanni and OTHER diver’s models from Cavenago.

https://www.w3.cavenagowatch.com/