July 16th, 2013

Eberhad & Co. Scafodat 500 (Ref. 41025) Professional Diver

The Eberhad & Co. Scafodat 500, a professional diving watch that (if memory serves me well) was first introduced back in 2006 or 2005, was slightly updated for this year. Although, to be frank, I fail to see any noticeable differences between the ref. 41025 2013 model and previous iterations of the watch, the timekeeper still deserves a mention now, when thousands of recreational divers still sits on the fence trying to choose among dozens of great mechanical diving watches that are available both online, and an numerous boutiques.

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July 12th, 2013

Archimede Pilot 42 R (Red) Automatic in Titanium

I first planned to write this article back in December, 2012, but soon found out that a refreshed model was in the works and decided to postpone this small review for some later date. Last week, the German watchmaking brand has made me aware about the 2013 Archimede Pilot 42 R Red model together with its two siblings: versions in blue (Pilot 42 B) and white (Pilot 42 W). I still hope to get my hands on one of them sometime, but so far I can only use their official images. So, here we go.

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February 12th, 2013

Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar & Moonphase

Like most blues songs that use the omnipresent 12-bar chord progression can be either extremely boring or delightfully original, so can be watches that feature the classic combo of complete calendar and moon phase display. Although the new Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar & Moonphase automatic watch that was presented back in January at the last SIHH 2013 event features the excruciatingly tiresome layout that we have already seen thousands of times, it somehow manages to be a real treat for the eye of an enthusiast.

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November 28th, 2012

Deep Blue Daynight Recon T100 White 500M

Here comes another good one from the young American watchmakers. Called Deep Blue Daynight Recon T100 White, the new semi-professional diver gives you an easily recognizable design with elegant dial sporting luminous tritium tubes and a pretty much impressive water resistance rating of 500 meters.

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November 6th, 2012

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel Code Yellow Limited Edition

The Swiss brand has recently reintroduced its Avenger Seawolf “professional” diver as a limited edition model. While normally available only in polished stainless steel, this new watch comes in a special, hardened steel body that, thanks to high concentration of carbon within its surface, looks almost black. Aptly named Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel Code Yellow, the watch features a winning combination of colors and textures that make it an almost ideal watch for a person looking for a military-styled diver with a character.

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November 5th, 2012

Eterna 1948 Evolution Automatic

The new Eterna 1948 Evolution three-hander offers an extremely boring, generic design, which may in fact be a good thing if you happen to work in a company with a ridiculously strict dress code.

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November 1st, 2012

Dievas Shadow Stealth 500M Automatic Diver

The new Dievas Shadow Stealth automatic diving watch looks like a product of a very successful crossbreeding between their Focal and Reaper tactical timekeepers. Featuring a highly contrast black-and-yellow color scheme, the watch also offers an extremely scratch-resistant black finish, since its stainless steel body is hardened in a sort of carbon bath and then treated with plasma, which forms a very thin, but also very hard coating on its surface.

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October 26th, 2012

Frederique Constant Amour Pavee Heart Beat Limited Edition

The last year’s Frederique Constant Amour Heart Beat automatic ladies watch has been reissued for this year as a limited edition model. Now called Frederique Constant Amour Pavee Heart Beat, the timekeeper features more than a hundred of diamonds adorning its bezel and the mother-of-pearl dial.

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September 21st, 2012

Deep Blue Daynight Recon 500M Automatic Diver

The new Deep Blue Daynight Recon 500M automatic diver looks like one of the most attractive tool watches on the market. Rated for 500 meters of water resistance, the watch features a case, which is not only robust, but also dressy, and a unidirectional 120-click rotating bezel that, thanks to its ceramic bezel inlay and Superluminova-painted indices, is not just easily readable, but also a real pleasure to look at!

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September 17th, 2012

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic 500M

The new Luminox Deep Dive 500M automatic diving watch looks like a minor facelift of their last year’s Luminox Deep Dive LLT military diver with a less tactical, more civilian touch to it. Instead of the stealthy black body, the latest version of the timekeeper sports a satin-finished steel body and a more traditional rotating bezel that now sports a painted aluminum insert. Still, the watch keeps the signature features of the earlier model with its patent pending bezel locking system that also acts as a crown protector and sports the same impressive power reserve rating of whole 50 ATM.

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