First announced in January 2019 days before SIHH 2019 show, the new 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 Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M, the new Oris Hirondelle Diver not only comes in a lot more appealing black-and-grey color scheme but also features a complication that may come handy if you already have a collection of timekeepers and don't plan to wear this dark beauty on a daily basis. I, of course, am talking about the power reserve display.
Girard-Perregaux enters the year 2013 with a radically redesigned version of its Sea Hawk "professional" diving watch. Rated for pretty much impressive water resistance of whole 1000 meters, the refreshed Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000M watch gives you probably the best possible combination of reliability, build quality, and design.
Quartz / Swiss
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.
It has been 10 years already that the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) service started using MG's Rescue-Timer watch as its official timekeeper. Celebrating this milestone, the German watchmaker has prepared two limited edition versions of the device. Renamed as Mühle Glashütte S.A.R. Anniversary-Timer, the watch now comes with a bi-color ceramic bezel and even features an extremely scratch-resistant DLC coating on one of its two versions.
For the next Christie's Annual Green Auction charity event scheduled for April 11, 2012, the Swiss watchmaking brand plans to present its new Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Green Auction 1000 automatic diver. Limited to just one unique piece, it sports all the features of the last year's Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Pro 1000M, but, predictably, comes with a different color scheme with the jovial, billiard-table-style, green dominating the visual scene.
The heavy-duty Doxa SUB 4000T Professional line of diving watches has finally received a new rotating bezel that features a scratch-resistant sapphire insert. As the name implies, the watch is still rated for pretty much impressive 4000 feet of water resistance that can be roughly converted into 1220 meters of bone-crushing depth.
American / Quartz
The American watchmaker Deep Blue has recently started selling its new Deep Blue Sea Chrono 1K quartz-powered diver. Sporting screw-down chronograph push-pieces, solid bubble case back and a helium release valve, this inexpensive gadget is rated for whole 1000 meters of water resistance!