LeJOUR Heritage Model

07/01/2021 5:00 pm LeJOUR Heritage Model LeJOUR embrace the World’s architectural heritage as well as their own with this new artdeco inspired model which comes right of the left field. While this new Heritage model is named as such; I don’t believe it is based on any one particular model form LeJOUR’s highly eclectic historic portfolio. If like me you have taken the opportunity to even vaguely research LeJOUR’s past models, you’ll discover more than a couple of old school oddities. The closest thing I found was the Jourvac –…

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DEEP BLUE Master 1000 Vintage ARROW

07/01/2021 5:00 pm DEEP BLUE Master 1000 Vintage ARROW Deep Blue is on a retro roll – here’s another vintage inspired diver from the NY, USA based dive watch specialists.  Introducing the Master 1000 Vintage Arrow collection taking its name from its prominent arrow-head hours hand. In addition to the striking handset, the watch’s enamel dial is punctuated by three oversized triangular markers which imo gives the watch a really cool retro look. Measuring 44mm in diameter and a height of 15mm, the Master 1000 Vintage Arrow’s case is in…

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DEEP BLUE Alpha Marine 500

07/01/2021 5:00 pm DEEP BLUE Alpha Marine 500 There are some lovely vintage touches on this new diver from Deep Blue Watches.  This is the new Alpha Marine 500, a 500 meter water-resistant diver powered by a trusted Japanese auto. Measuring 44mm in diameter with a lug-to-lug measurement of 52mm and a height of 15mm, the Alpha Marine 500’s case is in Stainless steel. The case is equipped with a Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional diver’s bezel as well as an automatic Helium Escape Valve. The dial which comes in a…

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EDOX North Sea 1978 Automatic Historical SPECIAL EDITION

06/01/2021 5:00 pm EDOX North Sea 1978 Automatic Historical SPECIAL EDITION Nicknamed the watch of The Inverse Moon Landing, this is Edox’s second North Sea collection watch, the North Sea 1978 which joins the 1967. While the moon landings that spanned from 1961 to 1972 attracted the world’s attention, an equally daring landing of a different kind took place deep underwater. In 1978 the North Sea divers entered the record books with a 320 meter deep dive into the icy waters of the Skånevik Fjord off the Norwegian coast. The…

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EDOX North Sea 1967 Automatic Historical LIMITED EDITION

06/01/2021 5:00 pm EDOX North Sea 1967 Automatic Historical LIMITED EDITION Imagine working from 70 to more than 300 meters down in the frigid, pitch-black waters of the North Sea. Brrr! It’s an unforgiving environment and one in which the pioneers of the offshore commercial diving world working in the North Sea oil industry had to brave daily. The earliest oil discovery made on the Norwegian continental shelf was Balder in the North Sea in 1967. Huge oil reserves were discovered beneath the North Sea paving the way for Norway…

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OCEANICTIME’s 25 most notable DIVERs of 2020

04/01/2021 5:00 pm OCEANICTIME’s 25 most notable DIVERs of 2020 I would imagine that many of you reading this were pretty happy to put 2020 behind you; it has certainly been a memorable year and for all the wrong reasons.  However the wheels of industry have just about kept on turning; even in the watch industry which is a surprise because God only knows why anyone would need a new diver’s watch in the midst of a global pandemic.  Perhaps because you’ve decide that the best place to sit out…

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Squale x AWCo SUBINO & NO RADIOBINO Limited Editions

20/12/2020 5:00 pm Squale x AWCo SUBINO & NO RADIOBINO Limited Editions You know how they say “don’t shoot the messenger”? Well in this case the messenger is me and yeah, you should go right ahead and blimmin’ shoot me cos’ I’m as late to this party as a very late man who’s missed the boat heading to his own funeral – actually I should probably just shoot myself.  But they also say that you shouldn’t cry over spilt milk either, so chin up and let’s see what the heck…

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OLLECH & WAJS Navichron RESERVE YOURS NOW

18/12/2020 5:00 pm OLLECH & WAJS Navichron RESERVE YOURS NOW Ollech & Wajs has just announced the release of their highly anticipated diving chronograph model, the Navichron, named so after a long line of OW specialty chronographs.  The new Navichron has been designed as the consummate sports chronograph; well suited to the elements and more than capable handling the rigors of daily life as seen by aquatic sportsmen.  It boasts a Valjoux based two counter chronograph with a 12-hour sliding bezel, enabling travelers to determine time across different zones. However…

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BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC Limited Edition for HODINKEE

16/12/2020 5:00 pm BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC Limited Edition for HODINKEE The Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC 1 is back as a Limited Edition with no date (just like the OG model) for Hodinkee! Blancpain has released a new Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC model in a limited edition produced in collaboration with Hodinkee. Much like the 500-pice Tribute to the MIL-SPEC 1 and one-off piece for ONLY WATCH from 2017, this watch draws inspiration from early Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC diver’s watches that were created in the late 50s.  As a Fifty Fathoms the…

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RALF TECH Académie PIRATES SHADOW

16/12/2020 5:00 pm RALF TECH Académie PIRATES SHADOW Ralf Tech’s Académie field watch goes gangster – 18th Century gangster! The ACADÉMIE (or Academy in English) is Ralf Tech’s military field watch; it first went into service last year –  for 2020 Ralf Tech has given the Académie their famous “pirates shadow” treatment which sees the humble field watch taking on a whole new marauder’s motif thanks to some cosmetic enhancements. Following in the footsteps of the WRX and the WRV, it’s now the Académie’s turn to fly the iconic Jolly…

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