First announced in January 2019 days before SIHH 2019 show, the limited-edition Oris Dive Control Chronograph (ref. 01 774 7727 7784-Set) offers a blend of great caliber, interesting exterior, and an overall flamboyant attitude of a heavy-weight boxing champion delivered in a single -albeit slightly overpriced- package.
First revealed in its current form in 2011 (its signature shape, however, was introduced in 2002) and slightly refreshed in all the right places back in December 2012, the Sea Hawk family has been expanded with a new variation. Called Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Cobalt Blue and available either on a blue rubber strap (ref. 49960-19-431-FK4A) or a bit less flashy, but a lot more practical stainless steel bracelet (ref. 49960-19-431-11A), the diver makes an even stronger impression. In fact, it radiates such a strong presence that you would probably need to wear Dr. Freeman’s hazmat suit just to walk into your nearest Girard-Perregaux boutique to see the watch in person.
Available at MSRP of $499 -and currently offered on their official website at just $400- this new Deep Blue Master Diver 1000 automatic diving tool doesn’t look particularly flashy. On the contrary, the new Master Diver 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 to!” Well, it looks like it tells the truth.
Sharing its lightweight titanium body with the 2012 ProDiver Kittiwake, the 2013 Oris Hirondelle Diver comes in a lot more appealing black-and-grey color scheme.
Girard-Perregaux enters the year 2013 with a radically redesigned version of its 2012 Sea Hawk “professional” diver. Rated for pretty much impressive water resistance of whole 1000 meters, the refreshed Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000M gives you, perhaps, the best possible combination of impressive reliability, superb build quality, and great exterior.
Similar in styling to the limited edition Edox Chronodakar Chronograph (ref. 10305 37N1 NRO) that was unveiled earlier this month, the new Edox Iceman II brings you a trendy black body with delicious red accents on the matt black dial as well as on the ceramic bezel with an inevitable diving scale.
The heavy-duty Doxa SUB 4000T Professional line has finally received a new rotating bezel that features a scratch-resistant sapphire insert. As the name implies, the watch is still rated for impressive 4000 feet of water resistance that can be roughly converted into 1220 meters of bone-crushing depth.
Sporting a pair of screw-down chronograph push-pieces, solid bubble case back, and a helium release valve, this inexpensive Deep Blue Sea Chrono 1K quartz-powered diver is rated for whole 1000 meters of water resistance!
The American brand keeps churning out new tool watches designed with professional divers in mind. Their new Deep Blue Master Explorer automatic diver is rated for whole 1000 meters, which makes it suitable for just about any submersion that you can accomplish without the use of heavy gear. It is especially nice to see that -while the great majority of professional-grade divers are usually issued in deliberately dull, rugged look- this new collection features a bunch of bright colors and can, in fact, be worn with more or less casual outfit: you don’t need heavy boots to match one of these oversized beauties.
The new Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M Diver is presented as a limited edition model that offers you a sturdy, chunky titanium case, as well as a black rubber strap or a titanium bracelet with a handy wet-suit extension to choose from.