Dievas, the German watchmaker with a Lithuanian name (in Baltic mythology Dievas is the supreme god) has recently uploaded a number of photos regarding its upcoming model: the new Dievas Timeattack automatic chronograph watch.
Judging by initial information that we possess, the timekeeper is going to be presented in a massive, even for a diving watch, stainless steel case that measures 43 millimeters in diameter and is about 15.5 millimeters thick.
Although the watch is rated for 300 meters of water resistance and can be used as a diving companion, its rotating bezel lacks the usual diving scale, but is graduated from 1 to 12, so it can be used to tell time in another time zone.
However, there is no usual day/night indicator so you will have to make necessary calculations yourself (which is not a problem if you stay in London and want to know what time it is now in Moscow before calling your business associate or a friend.)
As usual for many contemporary German timekeepers, the dial of the watch is quite laconic, but, judging by the photos, looks really good both in broad daylight and in total darkness.
The three chronograph hands are colored in the same acid-bright orange, while the small seconds indicator at 9 o’clock is painted with more subdued yellow, which is very nice from the point of view of ergonomics.
As you can see on the pictures, the dial of the Dievas Timeattack is also generously painted with some luminous substance, as is the glowing dot in the center of the triangle on the rotating bezel, so, again, reading the data won’t be a problem at all.
It is also nice to note that the watch is going to be powered by a natural-born chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic ebauche: a very pleasant surprise considering the fact that a great number of watches in this price range come equipped with less expensive simple calibers with third-party chronograph add-on modules.
Not only the legendary cal. 7750 is more robust and reliable, but it is also a lot easier to fix, if damaged.
According to preliminary info, the watch is going to be priced at less than $1900 and will be shipped on a nice-looking black NATO textile strap.
Dievas Timeattack Automatic Chronograph watch specification
Price: TBD, around $1900
Movement: ETA Valjoux 7750, automatic, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 25
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Case height: 15.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Hour markers: Luminous
Water resistance: 300 m
Strap: Black textile NATO strap
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: N/A