Introduced to celebrate the brand's tenth anniversary, the new Deep Blue Master 2000 10 Year Anniversary collection of self-winding diving wristwatches is currently offered in a choice of three color schemes including two versions in black and blue that feature a combination of white and orange accents. However, the version in black and orange (ref. M2KILBLKORGBLKORG,) which is reviewed in this article, seems to be the most interesting -or at least the most striking- among them. Delivering an impressive level of legibility in basically all lighting scenarios that I can imagine and combining good build quality of the case and bracelet with dependability of a time-proven Swiss made movement, the watch may be a bit expensive compared to their earlier models of similar design, but still seems to offer good value for money if you can afford one.
The upcoming premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens blockbuster is just a couple of months away and the American watchmaker has already unveiled a number of Star Wars-themed timekeepers that, if I understand correctly, will be sort of 'official' watches of the series. Besides the inevitable "Stormtrooper", and "Imperial Pilot", there is also a full-black Nixon 51-30 Darth Vader: a model that pays homage to the most iconic character of the series. And, yes: as you may have already noticed, all three models are dedicated to agents of the dark side of the Force. Ah, that irresistible attractiveness of Evil!
Just wanted to give you a brief heads up regarding a new offering from a small American watchmaker Deep Blue Watches. It looks like they have just updated their Daynight range with a Deep Blue Daynight T100 GMT Chronograph model. Still capable of withstanding water pressure of up to 50ATM, it can now be used by especially busy combat divers and other special forces operators featuring not one or two, but whole three time zones. Well, sort of.
If you plan to spend the upcoming holidays at a sea resort, there is good news for you from the American brand Deep Blue Watches. As prolific as they are (well, in a good meaning of the adjective), the guys have recently introduced a very affordable Deep Blue Sea Ram 500 diving watch that also combines an impressive water resistance rating with a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel: a rare mix in its price range.
Can you imagine a shoe polish company turning into a watchmaker that sells its "Built in Detroit" quartz-powered watches for $500-$1000? Well, Shinola, previously a maker of "America's Largest-Selling Shoe Polish", is just that company. After their brand was acquired by an investment group, the famous trade mark suddenly appeared not only on watches, but also on bikes, all sort of premium-priced leather goods and even soft drinks. With this Shinola Wright Brothers limited edition watch (ref. S0100052), the Detroit-based brand starts a whole series of timekeepers paying homage to famous Americans who gave humanity the wings to fly.
Available at MSRP of $499 -and currently offered on their official web-site at just $400- this new Deep Blue Master Diver 1000 automatic diving watch doesn't look particularly flashy. On the contrary, the new watch is deliberately dull, almost as dull as a wrench or a hammer can be. With every brushed surface, with every massive part it declares: Look at me! I am a professional instrument! I am a beater that you can take every place you go! Well, it looks like it tells the truth.
Assembled in the United States, powered by a high-grade Swiss made movement, and bearing a price tag close to $2000 USD, the new Mk. II Fulcrum automatic diver is a little bit too expensive to my taste, but it still looks great. Also, I really dig their decision to make the timekeeper ahem less similar to the original that the previous version paid homage to.
Already having a pretty vast collection of divers on offer, the American watchmaking brand has recently expanded its product range with a new Deep Blue Depthmeter Professional chronograph that, as the name implies, also happens to be equipped with a functional depth gauge.