The German watchmaking specialist has recently expanded its “Tactical” collection of extreme divers with a new model. Dievas Tactical Maya offers all the usual stuff, like an oversized, ruggedized body, extra-bold hands and numerals, as well as impressive water resistance rating.
The 2013 Citizen Eco-Drive AP4000 offers a nice combo of a high-grade, solar-powered quartz caliber packed inside a well-designed, comfortable-looking body that will probably fit just about any wrist even despite its generous size.
IWC has revealed a nice addition to its splendid Portofino range of oversized timekeepers. Always conservative in its approach, extremely reluctant when it comes to evolving its design language, the Swiss watchmaker again brings us a watch that features all the elements that we loved so much in their 2011 IWC Portofino Eight Days that was equipped with the hand-wound Cal. 59210 (Ref. 5101) with only ones mall change: the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Boutique Edition (Refs. IW516102 / IW516101) has the original simple calendar display replaced with a lot more appealing Big Date indicator.
The limited edition Oris WilliamsF1 Team (Ref. 01 773 7685 4184-Set RS) may not only be an ultimate present for just about any F1 fan around the world, but is also a nice choice if you simply look for a sporty chronograph with modern design that doesn’t look like yet another Omega Speedmaster or a Rolex Daytona “homage”.
Already having a vast collection of divers on offer, Deep Blue has recently expanded its product range with a new Depthmeter Professional chronograph that also happens to be equipped with a functional depth gauge.
Previously restricted to their ultra-weird Defy Xtreme series, a lightweight carbon-fiber body is finally available for a more serene El Primero family. The 2013 Zenith El Primero Lightweight (Ref. 10.2260.4052W/98.R573) justifies its name not only with the high-tech material, which is usually reserved for the aerospace industry and motorsports but also with lots of titanium, as well as with extensive use of skeletonization techniques.
Panerai has refreshed its 1940 collection. Comprising six new models, the range was officially introduced at the 2013 Watches&Wonders exhibition that has just opened at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on September 25th and will close on September 28th. The elegant and inconspicuous (well, at least as inconspicuous as a Panerai can be) the new Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Oro Bianco (PAM 503) was among those six beautiful timekeepers. So far, thanks to a winning combination of an in-house manually-wound mechanism and surprisingly useful functionality, it looks the most interesting among them.
Limited to just 250 units, the new Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow automatic chronograph (Ref. 24.2063.405/21.R515) pays homage to the legendary 1997 Rainbow Flyback that was officially supplied to the French Air Force pilots. The 1997 model stayed in production for around four years and was limited to some four thousands units, give or take. In fact, the old model proved to be so popular among true connoisseurs that even now it is often offered at around $4000 for a piece, which is obviously far from “mint” condition. Now, tell me about synchronicities.
The 2013 Deep Blue Daynight 32 T100 brings you all features that you may expect from the American brand: impressive water resistance that makes suitable for real diving, sturdy body that was probably inspired by a sledge hammer, a reliable self-winding movement made in another country, and the usual set of tritium tubes that glow brightly virtually for decades without needing any recharging.
Presented in a lightweight titanium body, the Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate features a highly reliable automatic movement and is adorned with whole 54 precious stones covering its unidirectionally rotating bezel. In case you wonder, yes: those clear white, jet-black, and shiny yellow crystals are in fact real baguette-cut diamonds that also happen to work as markers on the diving scale. And, yes: with its water resistance rating of 50 ATM, this is an actual diver although using it as such would be utterly crazy. And, yes: so far, this is the most bizarre diver that we have seen among this year’s premieres.