Hiren Kumar Bose on the three watches, all divers keeping in view the season, now available in stores
BREITLING Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition
The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition is distinguished by a caseback engraved with the Ocean Conservancy logo and the limited edition “1 OF 1000”. The chronograph, which is powered by a Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical movement, features an ultra-hard scratch- and shock-resistant unidirectional rotating bezel with a luminescent central dot at 12 o’clock, a particularly useful feature for divers. This dot, as well as the minute and hour hands, are coated with Super-LumiNova® and emit a blue light instead of the standard green. This colour variation complements the design of the watch, whose silver-coloured dial is enhanced by a blue “Superocean” inscription. There are also blue accents and a blue central second hand as well as tone-on-tone subdials with blue or nickel-plated accents. The 44mm stainless-steel chronometer is presented with a pair of NATO straps made of ECONYL® yarn, an innovative material repurposed from nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world. The straps are extremely durable, and the ECONYL® yarn material can be recycled indefinitely. The watch is presented on a blue-striped satin NATO strap and is delivered with an additional plain blue satin NATO strap. The packaging is also made from 100% recycled material.
LUMINOX Navy Seal 3603
The 45mm Luminox Navy Seal 3603 quartz watch shakes things up a bit with a new vertical arrangement of Luminox’s proprietary light technology. This results in a different look, opening up the dial while still guaranteeing up to 25 years of ultimate night visibility. Luminox’s LLT technology doesn’t rely on anything external to provide luminosity. In keeping with the needs of the Navy SEALs, the 3603 model comes with a case made of Carbonox™, a carbon-based material exclusive to Luminox, which is light, hypoallergenic and extremely durable and resistant. Due to the carbon fibres being visible on the surface of the case, it makes for a visually arresting texture. The 3603 watch is water-resistant to 200 m, using a stainless-steel screw-down crown and case back. Special gaskets and case design mean the watch can dive deep and continue performing flawlessly.
GUCCI’s Dive Collection
Gucci offers an exquisite collection of Gucci’s Dive watches which are slender, elegant and perfect to keep up to your style quotient these Monsoons! These watches are archetypal of Gucci’s contemporary, eclectic style and represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and exceptional quality. The Gucci Dive watch 40mm has a contemporary appeal with a black matte dial and a steel link bracelet. This watch is also available with an adjustable rubber strap The Gucci Dive watch 45 mm blends the casual look of a logo-embossed rubber strap with a symbolic motif of the House: the Kingsnake. The serpentine motif framed by a yellow gold PVD case is strikingly appealing.