If you have been sitting on the fence, haven’t purchased, been looking or collect Bronze watches, then our Diver IV aka Bronze Diver is the Bronze watch to get. The bronze diver is named Diver IV because it is actually the 4th model in our diver range. 2nd is a new stainless version and 3rd is a titanium version but both of these won’t be released until after the Bronze Diver. Instead of using Bronze from Europe, or risking some other forms of bronze and then having them turn out to be brass instead, we took the initiative to search out actual bronze material manufactured in China and tested it in the lab before we started production. Turns out the bronze we were using was CuSn6, a close relative to CuSn8 which is used in some bigger brand dive watches and heavily used in the marine fittings industry.
The difference between Diver 2/3/4 and Diver 1 is the refinement of the case shape. The lug- main chase junction has been carved out making the case more sculpted. This also makes the watch more comfortable to wear as it does not rest on the wrist bone. The curvature of the case now makes the watch appear more finished and refined. Adding to that is a much lowered bezel, reducing the height of the diver from 17mm to 15mm. This gives more prominence to the dial and makes the watch more wearable under a long sleeve shirt. Crown guard design has been improved and is more integrated to the case. The use of a double dome sapphire gives distortion-less view of the time, and coupled with the colour-less quality of the material really makes the dial and time more legible at all angles.
The dial is a departure from our regular sandwich dial construction but retains the ‘0’ at 12 o’clock. The applied numerals have a rose gold plated rim to match the pinkish gold colour of the CuSn6 Bronze and has hand applied C3 Superluminova Lume for added lume strength. The day/ date discs are now matched to the dial in background colour as well as printing and is run by the customised TY2100 made specially for us by Seagull Watch Co. The movement itself took 2 years to order. Instead of using a swiss made ETA 2824 or a Miyota which is seen in most other watches in this price bracket, we decided to take the bold step of commissioning Seagull Watch Co. to modify one of their standard movements based on our specifications. Day display is kept at 3H, date is moved to 6H and a customised day/ date disc with ’0′ printed for ’1′ on the date and ‘O’ bold filled on MON was done to match our philosophy of the start of the week/ month with the use of ’0′ at 12H on the dial. The Pièce de résistance being the skeleton rotor in CuSn6 Bronze. Something unseen in any other watch (we are claiming to be the first to do so).
The crown and caseback is made from titanium to reduce the chances of any reaction with the material as these are the two areas that are in contact with the skin the most.
Bezel action has been tightened with a new bezel ratchet, while retaining the 120 unidirectional click. A bezel insert is used and can be changed when we release future bezel insert colours. The entire bezel assembly is removable for future servicing or maintenance.
The watch comes supplied with our hypoallergenic anti-static nitrite rubber strap in dark brown and a vintage olive green buffalo grained leather strap with rose gold coloured thick stitching and our new tang buckle #03 in matching bronze.
A limited production of 50pc of this design has been produced and each watch is numbered on the etched titanium caseback. A 3mm domed sapphire crystal is used for the caseback to get a view of the bronze rotor.
With leather and rubber strap-
Price for pickup in SINGAPORE: SGD$2015
Total Price with worldwide shipping: USD1580
Our customers also normally purchase the following (only applicable together with watch purchase):
Leather strap- SGD120/ USD100 (1 pair)
Double clasp deployant buckle – SGD60/ USD50 (+SGD6/ USD5 for black)
Additional nitrite rubber strap- SGD60/ USD50
Additional Tang buckle- SGD35/ USD30 (1 pc) (+SGD6/ USD5 for black)
Additional 2pc hex screw and tube set- SGD25/ USD20 (1 set)
1) For local orders, send us an e-mail at email@example.com and inform us of the following:
– Model Name
– Accesories (if any)
We will check availability and advise earliest collection time. Payment is with cash or bank transfer.
2) For worldwide orders, send us an e-mail and inform us of the following additional information:
– Paypal account e-mail (for us to send you an invoice)
We will check availability and advise accordingly. If available immediately we will send a paypal invoice to the supplied e-mail.
Case: CuSn6 Marine Grade Bronze with brushed finish. Case is 45mm across excluding crown guards, 49mm with crown guard. 50mm lug hole- lug hole. 15mm height to top of bezel/ 16mm height including domed sapphire.
Caseback: Exhibition caseback in Grade 2 titanium and 3mm thick colourless sapphire with deep etching. Numbered 01-50 with 12 sided hex.
Crown: Grade 2 titanium Screwdown crown to set time and day/ date. First click to set day (clockwise) and date (anti-clockwise). Second click to set time.
Bezel: Unidirectional, 120 clicks with zero play. C3 Superluminova hand filled triangle lume pip.
Glass: 3mm thick double domed american sourced scratch resistant colourless sapphire. Single Anti Reflective coating applied internally. 3mm thick single domed american sourced scratch resistant colourless sapphire for caseback.
Movement: Cal 21 Produced by Tianjin Seagull Watch Co. Ltd. based on TY2100. 26 Jewels, beating at 28800bph, 45H Power Reserve, featuring customised date disc at 6H, customised day disc at 3H. Customised skeleton rotor in CuSn6 Bronze. Main plates perlaged. Antishock protection system on balance wheel. Hackable.
Dial: Applied index dial in matt deep green, with off- white printing. Hand applied C3 Superluminova lume on applied indexes with rose gold rim.
Hands: Brass hands plated rose gold and brushed with C3 Superluminova lume.
Strap/ Bracelet: Deep Brown anti-static Nitrite rubber strap with bronze tang buckle provided. Also included is a dark olive green buffalo grained leather strap with rose gold thick stitching. Watch accepts 24mm wide straps.
Buckle: 2pc Tang buckle with ‘V’ logo cutout, and “moVas” deep engraved on sides in CuSn6 Bronze.
Water Resistance: 30atm.
Power Reserve: 45 hours, fully wound.
Warranty: 2 year.