Aquadive, well known for the classic dive watches they produced during the 60`s and 70`s recently relaunched themselves after a period of inactivity.
Pictured is their new Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300 model, a substantial piece that takes design cues from their original 70`s models and uses the exact same case from the 1970s Model 50 Depth gauge Aquadive with identical dimensions. Rated to 3000m (10000 feet) Aquadive recently successfully tested it to a depth of 5000m.
The internal workings have been updated and the Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300 uses an ETA automatic movement( ETA 2824-2) with a special movement supsension system that employs an iron cage. This not only serves to isolate the movement from the case but also functions as an antimagnetic shield and provides shock protection. Providing added safety for extreme diving conditions is a Helium Release valve (HRV) .
The substantial 47mm by 20mm stainless steel case is machined with satin brushed and polished surfaces,has a ceramic bezel and sports a 24mm wide Isofrane strap.
Preorder pricing for the Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300 is $1990 and full retail is $2990. Shipping starts mid December 2011.
More information at Aquadive.
Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300 TECH SPECS from the Aquadive site.
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock
Case: Tested to the depth of 5000 Meters
Solid Stainless steel with a brushed/polished finish (also available with TiAcN coating). 53mm from lug to lug, 47mm diameter, 20mm height, 7mm crown diameter, 24mm lugs, 5mm crystal, 5mm Stainless steel screw down case back. Limited edition number engraved 001/500., Water – resistant to 3000 meters (10000 feet). Integrated automatic Helium Release Valve (HRV) at 6 o’clock. Limited Edition of 500 pieces
45mm stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel, 120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free Ceramic insert, engraved with elapsed time markings. 33mm Sapphire crystal.
genuine ISOfrane 24mm strap with solid stainless steel signed (AQUADIVE) buckle. Coming in January 2012, an Optional Aquadive stainless steel bracelet based on a vintage Aquadive design, with automatic ratcheting dive suit extension; or an available stainless steel Mesh bracelet. Bracelet availability, cost, and photos to come. .
Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective 5mm flat sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating.
ETA 2824-2 self-winding 25 jewel Swiss movement, Incabloc shock protection, tested and rergulated in 5 positions with an individual certificate that accompanies each watch.
202 grams excluding bracelet
2 year limited warranty