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 diver: the new Dievas Timeattack Chronograph.
Judging by the initial information that we possess, the timekeeper is going to be presented in a massive, even for a diving watch, stainless steel (well, it is actually a hardened stainless steel that is marketed as “6STEEL” alloy with, as far as I understand, a higher percentage of carbon molecules that makes the alloy harder to scratch: something that you may find handy if you plan to use this luxury diver as a real diving companion) 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 the 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 is quite laconic, but, judging by the photos, looks 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 good 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: a 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 waterproof Nytech leather strap and an extra NATO textile strap that comes included in the package. What’s NOT included is a spring bar tool that you’d need to safely replace the strap, but that problem is easily solved: all you need is about ten bucks, access to eBay, and ten minutes of your time to make an order.
See also: Dievas Focal 500M Automatic Diver
Dievas Timeattack Chronograph specification
Price: $2300 (MSRP)
Movement: Caliber ETA Valjoux 7750, automatic, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 25
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Movement decoration: Standard decor, branded oscillating weight
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case: Stainless steel (hardened, 6STEEL)
Size: 43.00 mm
Case height: 15.50 mm
Hour markers: Luminous
Water resistance: 300 meters
Strap: Black waterproof Nytech leather strap; complimentary nylon NATO strap
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective