Dive watches are getting colourful, and we’re all for it. The most recent instance is Glashütte’s SeaQ, a newly up to date dive watch launched this summer time that includes a placing inexperienced dial and bezel. Whereas the colour is indicative of a bigger development in watches this 12 months, the watch borrows closely from the previous. It’s impressed by Glashütte’s first-ever dive watch, which was launched in 1969. Up to date with a contemporary automated motion and a good-looking colorway, the brand new SeaQ is succesful, modern, and constructed to maintain up with an adventurous way of life.
Glashütte SeaQ takes type cues from the Spezimatic Typ RP TS 200, the corporate’s first dive watch. The form of SeaQ’s case and its polished floor are primarily based on particulars discovered on the Spezimatic from the late Nineteen Sixties.
Historical past apart, the brand new SeaQ has loads of updates for the modern-day outdoorsman. The 39.5mm case is constituted of chrome steel and includes a unidirectional rotating bezel with a shiny “reed inexperienced” ceramic inlay. That inexperienced coloration is mirrored on the dial, which additionally options daring numerals, a date window at 3 o’ clock, and a white Tremendous-LumiNova coating on the palms and indices for glorious legibility in all circumstances. True to its sporty heritage, the watch will be paired with gray nylon or black rubber straps, which it give it a laid-back look; you may as well outfit it with a stainless-steel bracelet if you wish to gown it up a bit.
Nonetheless you put on it, the SeaQ is constructed to take a beating: It’s designed to satisfy the rigorous ISO 6425 customary. Dive watches should embody a rotating bezel and legible minute markers, and go a complete battery of checks to make sure it’ll hold ticking precisely even when submerged in deep water, uncovered to magnetic fields, and hit with a hammer. The checks additionally make sure the straps gained’t tear or deform when pulled, so if it will get caught on one thing (like a rock underwater, for instance), it gained’t fly off your wrist and sink. No diver needs to fret about dropping their watch whereas swimming 100 ft beneath the floor. These checks make sure the watch is lots powerful for on a regular basis put on, too.
The SeaQ does all that with an automated motion and a 40-hour energy reserve, and it’s rated for water resistance all the way down to 669 ft. It’s a real instrument watch, however it doesn’t matter what you stand up to, it’ll look nice in your wrist. What extra are you able to ask for?
[Starting at $9,000; glashuette-original.com]
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