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It’s certainly a heavenly match hailing from Germany, and is the coming together of H2O Watch’s handsome retro diver the TIBURON –
with the russet tones of Copper-Bronze alloy; the result arguably one of the H2O’s best looking diver’s watches to date.
Taking its name from the Spanish for shark, the Tiburon is inspired by one or two vintage dive watches that were in existence during the 1960s.
It is characterized by its unusual but not unheard of 6 o’clock crown placement that was historically chosen for diver’s watches and other such military timepieces as its potion allowed the crown to not only be protected between the lugs but also kept out of the way of the wrists movements.
Constructed from Copper Bronze, the case of the Tiburon measures 42.4mm in diameter with a variable length of 48 - 52.7mm (owing to its turnable lug-plate).
Thickness is just over 11.4mm – 11.9mm depending on case-back.
The water-resistance of the Tiburon Bronze is also dependent on which case-back you choose.
Opt for the close polished solid steel case-back with its tribal shark motif and you get 500m; option the Sapphire crystal display case-back with its window on the Tiburon Bronze’s Swiss ETA 2892, automatic movement and this is reduced to 300m.
Like any H2O Watch model, the Tiburon Bronze allows for several different configurations. Choose from 4x dial colors, 2x dial layouts, 2x bezel inlays and 2x case-backs.
Thoughts? Did you know that there is a large species of shark known as the Bronze Whaler AKA Copper Shark? Just a fun shark fact for ya' ;)
As a self-confessed shark nerd and dive watch geek, this has loads of appeal. My choice would be a green dial with triangular indexes. How bout’ you?
The Tiburon Bronze is available from H2O Watch’s online STORE priced 750euro. It comes with an accessories pack that includes several strap and bracelet options.
If you’re anything like me, you probably need to hear about another Divers Sixty-Five like you need a whole in the head; however this one happens to be rather special.
First of all it was commissioned by the guys at HODINKEE, purist vintage watch nerds that they are they have soberly yet tastefully tweaked the Divers Sixty-Five in such a way that it outshines all LEs!
It gets a slimmer 40mm case, a hand-wound movement, a no-date soft black dial, a faded grey bezel, and a tapered rivet-style steel bracelet.
The Divers Sixty Five HODINKEE has been produced in a Limited Edition of just 250 individually numbered pieces. Thoughts?
While I’m not a huge fan of hand-cranked movements, in this instance the inclusion of a special version of Oris’ caliber 730 (Sellita 210-1 base) further adds to the vintage charm and appeal of the Divers Sixty-Five.
All are currently SOLD OUT however there is a waiting list for more. Plus HODINKEE have an upcoming BLANCPAIN Diver colab’ coming out any day now.
This newly released Seastar 1000 Chrono Bronze has it all – all except the bronze that is!
Here’s another bronze-colored diver for fans of the look; and this one even has a faux patina.
Ref. T1204173705101 is one of 9 versions of the Seastar 1000 Chrono, Tissot’s watersport watch, with its water-resistance up to 300m, Sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and case-back and unidirectional ceramic diver’s bezel.
Its 316L Stainless steel case is with an ‘’antique’’ bronze PVD coating. Power comes from a Swiss Swiss quartz ETA G10.212 Quartz cal.
One of Panerai’s most historic old school diver’s goes high-tech for 2019!
That’s right the new Radiomir 48MM AKA PAM 00997 is based on one of the brand’s most historic diver’s watches, the Radiomir, a prototype of which was created at the dawn of WWII –
for use by the frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy whose historical archives show that just ten prototypes were produced in 1936.
For the uninitiated, the Radiomir with its lack of diver’s bezel and mere 100 meters of water-resistance mightn’t appear to be a diver per se but make no mistake; this has more diving pedigree than most.
The Radiomir 48MM not only gets a new high-tech matte black ceramic case but also a more than fitting new military green dial – given the watch’s military heritage.
The stunning military green dial is with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers as well as a sub-seconds at 9 o'clock.
While on the reverse side of the watch is a Titanium case-back with a smoked Sapphire crystal affording views of the P. 3000 caliber.
Choose between hand-stitched Italian leather or textile straps. MSRP is 13,300 USD excl. sales tax or 12900€. Smoking hot!
Squale are celebrating their 60th Anniversary with the launch of a special edition dive watch.
Known as the ‘’Anniversaire’’, this model is based on their classic 50atm case, the same one that made a name for Squale and Charles Von Büren.
Squale have only produced 60 watches, all of them with their individual serial number engraved on their case-back. Housed inside the 500m water-resistant case is an ETA 2824-2 Élaboré automatic moment.
Special features include a black dial which has been hand-crafted with the sixtieth anniversary logo with ‘’Milano 60° ANNIVERSAIRE’’, above and 1959 Neuchâtel 2019, below.
This version is also said to have amore refined 120 click-type bezel rather than a simple 60 click version. MSRP is 860€.
Thoughts? Can’t say I’m blown away –seems a little restrained for a 60year watch. Most people won’t dig the massive dial logo either, but it's still a classic Squale.
Citizen is celebrating none other than its 50th Year Anniversary of sales in the EU with the release of two Limited Edition Promaster divers.
This is the Promaster Marine Super Titanium ref. NY0076-10EE; the other being NY0087-13EE. What could be better than a Diver constructed from Titanium? >
Try Super Titanium; as well as being lightweight and particularly seawater corrosion-resistant, watches boasting Citizen’s Super Titanium™ Technology possess up to 5 times the hardness of their Stainless steel counterparts.
Its Super Titanium case measures 44.3 by 13.4mm and is equipped with a diver’s bezel, a mineral crystal glass and 200m of water-resistance. The watch is ISO6425 certified.
Power comes from a Citizen cal. 8203 AKA Miyota automatic with 21 jewels and a beat-rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. It has a European MSRP of 399€.