BLANCPAIN Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback GREEN

Black, meteor grey, blue and now green; Blancpain’s flagship retro diving chrono, the Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback is the latest member of the Fifty Fathoms family to go green.  You may or may not remember (how could you forget such a beauty) the Bathsycaphe MOKARRAN Limited Edition watch with its stunning green dial which was in a limited series of just 50 pieces as a tribute to a hammerhead shark study in Polynesia. Once again Blancpain have looked to the natural aquatic world for inspiration for this new green model; scroll…

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BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date DESERT

Blancpain have given one of their Bathyscaphe models a scorching hot new desert-colored look. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert is a 500-piece Limited Edition model inspired by a Blancpain diver’s watch from the 1970s. It is characterized by a gradient-colored sandy beige dial with a dazzling sunburst pattern, said to be evocative of Death Valley in the United States. This where Ernest H. Brooks II, pioneer of underwater photography and contributor to Blancpain’s Edition Fifty Fathoms project, made an amazing dive in 1962. The dive was to Devils…

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OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph in TANTALUM, TITANIUM & 18K SEDNA GOLD

Omega’s lab techs have been busy cooking up their latest creation! Q: What do you get when you take an SM 300 Chrono, a cup of Ti Grade 2, a pinch of Ta, a teaspoon of 18k Sedna Au and a sprinkle of ZrO2 (for good measure)?  A: One confused OceanicTime reader; and one very expensive, high-end diving chronograph that you wished you owned. Introducing the new Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph from Omega, a watch created using a highly sophisticated blend of aerospace-grade materials; Tantalum, Titanium, 18k Sedna Gold and…

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BREITLING Superocean Automatic 46 BLACK STEEL +18K RG

Since the demise of the Baselworld fair this year and the rise of you know what, Swiss watch releases have been a bit sporadic or at best staggered which actually isn’t such a bad thing. Breitling has been slowly drip feeding us new models and iterations all year; here’s one that combines black DLC-coated Stainless AKA Breitling’s Black Steel with 18k Red Gold, a winning combination. And the lucky model to get this sexy new look, the Superocean Automatic 46 which features a sturdy 46mm DLC-coated Stainless-steel case, water-resistant to…

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BREITLING Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 42 +18K RG

You see, I told your there was a lot of gold about recently. This is the new Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic in blue plus 18k red gold. While the SO Heritage B20 pays tribute to its forefather (the iconic 1957 Superocean) with its old school good looks, it is a high performing, high-tech diver’s watch. It features an ultra-hard, scratch-proof, high-tech ceramic bezel in blue to match its sun-brushed dial and is powered by an officially certified chronometer, Breitling’s Cal. B20. The B20 Caliber automatic mechanical movement is a high…

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER ORANGE

I think I might have unwittingly become a bit of fan of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver. Admittedly only coveting from afar thus but one might be on the cards!  Did you see their new FULL-LUM watch? Pretty damn nice, so is this Vitamin C-packed addition to BR 03-92 Diver, simply known as the BR 03-92 Diver Orange. The watch will only be available from Bell & Ross’ boutiques and e-boutiques. It is a Limited Edition of 250 pieces. Special features of the watch include: a bright lifeboat…

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E.C. ANDERSON Calypso Denise DATE

Introducing the new Calypso Denise Date from Gothenburg, Sweden-based, E.C. Anderson; a quirky yet ultimately charming Scandinavian diver. Despite the new Denise Date being more functionally complex than its predecessors, its design is said to be even more harmonious than they were. Although its design is largely utilitarian with: a large calendar display, power-reserve indictor, compass and time with – hours, mins and secs; it was designed so as not to be too eye boggling. Despite all of that, it does appear to have a remarkably balanced design. Certainly quirky…

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H2O KALMAR 2 RACING EDITION

Gentlemen, start your engines! H2O Watch might just have created the perfect crossover model, a new diver’s watch for drivers. The dial of the new Kalmar 2 Racing gets the same iconic powder blue and orange stripes once seen on Le Mans legends such as the Porsche 917 or Ford GT40. In addition to the racing livery, the blue and orange stripes are flanked by swirls of perlage reminiscent of that found on the aluminum dashboards of vintage racing cars such as the Bentley. One further racing feature is the…

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ZRC 1964 GRANDS FONDS 300 French Navy Re-issue MILITARIA

The new GF 3000 TITANIUM isn’t the only new model that ZRC has released for 2020; there’s a new GF 300 and it might just be the coolest one so far. In addition to the aforementioned GF 3000 which btw is available in 3x finishes (satin, sand-blasted and sand-blasted DLC) ZRC has released a new mil.-style diver; the 1964 Grands Fonds 300 French Navy Re-issue Militaria the special features of which include: a matte finished military green dial with stenciled Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12. This is…

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BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

Rugged, compact and light on its feet (thanks to its Titanium construction), this is the latest Ball NEDU diver, the Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU. The NEDU or Navy Experimental Diving Unit is a specialist unit of the United States Navy that is responsible for rolling out operational diving and decompression rules for the United States Armed Forces. It assesses the systems and procedures involved in surviving hyperbaric and diving environments. The NEDU’s research has enabled new procedures and new equipment to develop and increase diving safety, applying the Safety First principle…

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