I have wanted to try out one of the new Aquadive watches for a while now. I became aware of a DLC model that came up for sale at an excellent price, so I jumped on it!
I picked it up this morning from FedEx. Here are some quick shots as well as the specifications:
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o'clock
German made and CNC cut Solid Stainless steel case, scratch free DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated with microhardness of over 3500 Vickers. Stainless steel screw down case back. Limited edition of 500 pieces engraved. 43 mm diameter excluding crown, 49 mm from lug to lug, 15mm height. Water – resistant to 1000 meters (3300 feet). Integrated automatic Helium Release Valve (HRV) at 6 o'clock.
Swiss Made ETA 2836-2 , Hours, minutes, sweep second, Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing rotor, Stop second device Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector, Novodiac Incabloc shock protection, 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz.25 Jewel, tested and regulated in 5 positions after assembly with an individual certificate that accompanies each watch.
43mm stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel, 120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free Ceramic insert, engraved with elapsed time markings. 31mm Sapphire crystal
genuine ISOfrane 22mm strap with DLC coated solid stainless signed (AQUADIVE) buckle. An Optional Aquadive stainless steel bracelet based on a vintage Aquadive design, with automatic ratcheting dive suit extension will be available in February 2012; or an available stainless steel Mesh bracelet. Bracelet availability, cost to be announced soon.
130 grams excluding strap/bracelet
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