Created for extreme conditions of submarine use, the technology here demanded high performance with parameters of safety, reliability, durability and ergonomics. The bridges are made of Grade 5 Titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and rigid alloy composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. The combination increases the material’s mechanical properties, that’s why it is used in the aerospace and automobile industries.
The baseplate is made of carbon nanofiber, a material with high mechanical, physical and chemical stability in all directions. The model also features unidirectional rotational bezel, 50-hour power reserve, chronograph and torque indicator. It’s water resistant to 300m.
PATEK PHILIPPE AQUANAUT 5968A
The Swiss brand continues to push forward in making watches for younger customers and now we have an Aquanaut version with travel time, time/date and a self-winding chronograph. Available in two color options (black and orange), it’s one of the most casual Pateks ever released. The watch caliber is the same as used in 5980 Nautilus and it has a 45-hour power reserve. It’s water resistant to 120m.
OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M TITANIUM TANTALUM LIMITED EDITION
To mark the 25th anniversary of the legendary model, Omega released the new 42mm Seamaster Diver 300m Titanium Tantalum Limited Edition. Certifying its durability and reliability, the watch houses the brand’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806. It has a silicon balance spring and a sapphire crystal caseback. Omega redesigned the helium-scape valve, making it conical, and has developed a technology that enables it to be operated underwater. The watch was created with titanium, tantalum and Omega’s 18k Sedna gold. It features a dial in polished ceramic with a wave pattern laser-engraved on it. The transparent caseback brings the iconic seahorse medallion and the patented Omega Naiad Lock system. Limited to 2,500 pieces.
ULYSSES NARDIN DIVER BLUE SHARK LIMITED EDITION 42MM
In stainless steel with PVD blue bezel and a blue dial and strap enhanced with bright orange touches, this limited-edition of 300 pieces brings the blue-shark stamped on the case back and 42-hour power reserve. It’s water resistant to 300m.
BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS BATHYSCAPHE
Blancpain is credited with creating the blueprint for the dive watch in 1953, with the historic Fifty Fathoms developed for the French Navy. The Bathyscaphe joined the Fifty Fathoms in 1956 as a civilian version. The new case design is the least altered when compared to prior Bathyscaphe models. Completely brushed in finish the 43mm steel case now features a pair of corrector pushers placed on the case barrel around the 2 and 4 o’clock position.
Blancpain kept the traditional triple calendar moonphase configuration on its dial, a unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic insert and self-winding movement. The integrating bracelet in matching satin-brushed steel looks good on the wrist and ensures a comfortable fit. There’s also the option of a sail canvas or NATO strap. The watch is water resistant to 300m and has a 72-hour power reserve.