The 2011 Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M Diver (ref. 01 733 7646 7184-Set) arrived as a limited edition model. With its sturdy, chunky titanium case, as well as a choice of either a black rubber strap or a titanium bracelet with a handy wet-suit extension, it was one of the most interesting diving tools of the year.
Doxa has finally presented its limited-edition SUB 4000T Professional 10th Anniversary diving tool. Sporting a traditionally oversized, cushion-shaped stainless steel body, the 10th Anniversary edition offers you everything that a professional diver can expect from this kind of device: a highly legible dial, an impressive water resistance rating, and a highly dependable Swiss-made automatic movement that will last for years. All that comes at a pretty affordable price.
Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel SuperQuartz is the world’s first chronograph that was built to operate at depth up to 1000 meters, if need be. Delivered in an imposing carbon-reinforced stainless steel case, the new ahem technically limited edition timekeeper justifies its impressive price with bold styling and one of the most accurate quartz mechanisms out there. After all, there are not so many divers that are officially certified as chronometers.
The 2009 Oris ProDiver Chronograph (ref. 01 674 7630 7154-Set) is one of those intimidatingly large beasts that are supposed to be more than a luxury accessory for a successful person.
To mark its 10th anniversary, UTS Watches created a special-edition version of its deliberately minimalistic 1000M Diver. Still offered in a slightly oversized 43-mm stainless steel case and powered by the same time-proven ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, the 10th Anniversary edition offers a rugged, simple design of its exterior that, together with its impressive water resistance rating and quality movement, makes this new device an almost perfect “tool” (of course, only if you are ready to pay for this “tool” a price of a slightly used Omega Seamaster.)
CX Swiss Military -a brand that people often mistake with Victorinox Swiss Army- has recently revealed its new Argonaut 1000 TQ diving tool. Combining a bold, testosterone-dripping exterior with an impressive water resistance rating, it is a bit too expensive for a chronograph powered by an average quartz movement (you will have to go for the Argonaut 1000 COSC if you want an automatic ETA 7750-based caliber, but that one is even more expensive.) Still, I have an impression that the watch will be not particularly hard to sell since it literally (well, actually it is ‘figuratively’) screams quality and sturdiness, and what else do you need from a professional-grade diving timekeeper?