Italian watchmaker Meccaniche Veneziane has launched its first Swiss Made GMT watch, Nereide GMT Dive Watch, featuring the watchmaker’s characteristic design and a new complication powered by ETA 2893-2 Swiss Movement. Yup. It’s GMT and it is a dive watch! So freaking cool! Clearly, it is the timepiece both watch aficionados and avid divers love because, the watch’s 15,000 euro campaign goal on Kickstarter is met in 30 seconds! Holy mother… that was super fast and it shows no sign of stopping; it is 2,000 percent funded in under 180 minutes. Continue reading How The Heck This Dive Watch Got 2,000 Percent Funded In 180 Minutes?
Action cameras for land action are a dime a dozen, but when it comes to below the water surface, it is really far and few between. That is not say there aren’t any. There are, but most of them are not design from the ground up to deal with underwater conditions and the optics aren’t optimized for underwater imaging. To be fair, they still get the job done, but maybe just not the way divers may have liked. Then ParaLenz came along. What makes ParaLenz stands out is, it actually involved no less 250 divers from around the world in the design process, addressing aspects like size, mounts, placement of buttons, and also digging into the wants of divers with regards to a diving camera. And the result is what you see here, a Red Dot 2017 award-winning ParaLenz. Continue reading ParaLenz Is The First Action Camera Built From The Ground Up For Divers
There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!
Bear with me for a while for I maybe a little biased here. You see, like many modern homo sapiens, I have a penchant for wrist worn timepiece – particularly, those big-ass wrist watches and although I may not take to the deep blue as much (say hi to the sharks for me), I do appreciate quality diving timepieces as much as any regular diver. While divers love them for its practical intents, I just love the fact that it is huge and uncomplicated (unlike aviation examples). So, naturally, when a hat tip on a big, chunky diving watch called Heavy Armor from Hong Kong-based watchmaker, DELTAt (pronounced as ‘delta’ ’t’) dropped in our inbox, I knew I have to talk about it here. Continue reading This Gorgeous Chunky Diver Watch Has A Big-ass Interchangeable Bezel
Remember how Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), led by Jar Jar Binks, dive underwater to reach Otoh Gunga in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace? In that scene, the Jedis used futuristic tiny breathing apparatus on their mouths to survive underwater. Well, the AirBuddy you see here is not that, but I’d say it is pretty damn close without endangering your life. The idea behind AirBuddy is to let avid divers explore shallow water without being bogged down by heavy and clunky dive equipment. It bridges the gap between snorkeling, which you literally just scratch the surface of the ocean, and scuba diving. Continue reading This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down
If you scuba dive, you will probably understand the pain trying to put on the flippers after you have fully geared up. I mean, slipping on the flippers isn’t that hard; it’s those gears on you that hinders the process – more so, if the boat is tiny, but not for long, cos’ an Italy startup has came up with a brilliant solution that will make donning and doffing of fins a walk in the park. Called Finclip, this solely mechanical device is designed to be retrofitted to your flippers and once fitted, all you have to do is to slip in and step down, and voila, the flipper is secured to your foot. Just think ski bindings and it will give you an idea how awesome this is. Continue reading This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree
You grandpa’s dive watch may look cool (and it was), but it probably can’t dive 900 feet. So, instead of putting your family heirloom at the mercy of 400 psi of waterbody, the Dutch Harbor Watches would be your best bet in looking good and going deep – like, really, really deep. New from Filson, the Dutch Harbor Watch collection is built by Detroit-based watchmaker, Shinola, which drew its inspiration from dive watches of the 50s with emphasis on functionality and dependability when and where time is matter of life and death. Each watch is presented with an aesthetic that is straight-to-the-point without distraction, which is really what you need when you are 990 feet deep in the water – a depth that this watch is designed survived in. Continue reading Dutch Harbor Watch Is Shinola’s Take Of 50s Dive Watches That Do 900 Feet
Unless you are a pro diver who dives really deep, then we suppose a pro dive watch is out of the question. Not everyone can afford a dive watch that cost thousands, much less one that cost tens of thousands. This is where Chronologia, a startup watchmaker, comes in. The outfit wants average folks to own one such watches without breaking the bank while being a trusty companion to their everyday active lifestyle, be it working out, running, swimming, or scuba diving, day or night. But will Chronologia Trigalight Dive Watch lives up to its promises? We will find out as we dive into the details of the product sitting right here on our desk. Continue reading Chronologia Trigalight Dive Watch Could Be The Best Bang for the Buck Dive Watch Ever [Review]
I have experience with a luxury timepiece, which I was fortunate enough to ‘observe’ for an extended period and let me tell you this, at the end of day, I was crying out for illumination and that’s coming from a very well known luxe watchmaker. Now, that is something a diver won’t want at a depth of say, 330 feet. This is where Chronologia Dive Watches want to fill in. This handsome dive watch features Trigalight illumination technology, which is a self-contained illumination technology using Tritium (H3 gas tubes) trigalight. Continue reading Finally, a Dive Watch with Top-line Spec That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet
Audemars Piguet has recently re-launched their Royal Oak collection. The re-launch comes with six new timepieces to add to the collection including the very stylish Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Blue Men’s Watch. This particular piece comes with a selection of high quality features including an automatic movement with a ‘Monobloc’ oscillating weight in 22-carat gold containing 50 jewels. Continue reading Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Blue Mens Watch