How Far Below Can They Go? 4 Deep-Sea Dive Watches

From the WatchTime archives: These four extreme divers’ watches — listed in ascending order of their water-resistance level — are reliable companions for adventurers who explore the darkness under the sea.

1. Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000 (2,000 Meters)

The Glashütte-based brand developed this watch in collaboration with research scientists from the University of Rostock, Germany. The 44-mm stainless-steel case has an easy-to-grasp rotatable bezel and an inner case of soft iron to protect the movement against magnetic fields. It is water-resistant to 2,000 meters. Mühle’s modified version of the Sellita self-winding Caliber SW 200 ticks behind a black, blue, or orange dial. Price: $4,099*.

2. Breitling Avenger II Seawolf (3,000 Meters)

The Avenger II Seawolf is water-resistant to 3,000 meters and has an attention-getting color scheme that calls to mind the unusual creatures that dwell at such depths. Self-winding Breitling Caliber 17, which is based on ETA’s 2824, is COSC-certified a..

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How Far Beneath Can They Go? Four Deep-Sea Dive Watches

From the WatchTime archives: These four extreme divers’ watches — listed in ascending order of their water-resistance level — are reliable companions for adventurers who explore the darkness under the sea.

1. Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000 (2,000 Meters)

The Glashütte-based brand developed this watch in collaboration with research scientists from the University of Rostock, Germany. The 44-mm stainless-steel case has an easy-to-grasp rotatable bezel and an inner case of soft iron to protect the movement against magnetic fields. It is water-resistant to 2,000 meters. Mühle’s modified version of the Sellita self-winding Caliber SW 200 ticks behind a black, blue, or orange dial. Price: $4,099*.

2. Breitling Avenger II Seawolf (3,000 Meters)

The Avenger II Seawolf is water-resistant to 3,000 meters and has an attention-getting color scheme that calls to mind the unusual creatures that dwell at such depths. Self-winding Breitling Caliber 17, which is based on ETA’s 2824, is COSC-certified a..

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Close-Up: The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual

In late 2018, Carl F. Bucherer revealed the Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition as the launch point for the new Heritage Collection meant to commemorate the company’s 130-year history of involvement in the watch industry as a jeweler and watchmaker. According to the brand, the Heritage Collection would function as a tentpole range of exclusively limited-edition timepieces that feature a variety of complications. At Baselworld this year, the Lucerne-based firm unveiled the BiCompax Annual Chronograph, a new watch that comes in two different case materials and dial treatments.

Combining an annual calendar with a chronograph, the 41-mm watch is available in either stainless steel with a silver dial and a panda-style dial orientation or in two-tone rose gold with a rose-and-champagne dial. The annual calendar indicator eschews a day of the week and leap year display and instead only features a big date indicator in the upper half of the dial and a month aperture tucked between 4..

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Shut-Up: The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual

In late 2018, Carl F. Bucherer revealed the Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition as the launch point for the new Heritage Collection meant to commemorate the company’s 130-year history of involvement in the watch industry as a jeweler and watchmaker. According to the brand, the Heritage Collection would function as a tentpole range of exclusively limited-edition timepieces that feature a variety of complications. At Baselworld this year, the Lucerne-based firm unveiled the BiCompax Annual Chronograph, a new watch that comes in two different case materials and dial treatments.

Combining an annual calendar with a chronograph, the 41-mm watch is available in either stainless steel with a silver dial and a panda-style dial orientation or in two-tone rose gold with a rose-and-champagne dial. The annual calendar indicator eschews a day of the week and leap year display and instead only features a big date indicator in the upper half of the dial and a month aperture tucked between 4..

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Kari Voutilainen Will Present the Voutilainen 28ti (Titanium Inverse) at WatchTime New York 2019

If you look too quickly at the latest release from Kari Voutilainen, you might be tricked into thinking its an entirely new timepiece for the Finnish watchmaking maestro. Given the name 28ti, the watch features a brand new execution for Voutilainen, yet it should feel quite familiar for the Kari faithful. If you haven’t guessed yet, that is because much of the watch’s movement — which is visible from the dial side, a first for Voutilainen — is taken from the Vingt-8 construction that is easily distinguishable due to the extra-large balance wheel found in the 28ti’s top-left corner.

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Voutilainen 28ti

The caseback of the Voutilainen 28ti features running seconds and a power reserve display.

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Compare the movement architecture of the 28ti with the typical Vingt-8 construction (pictured here).

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The Vingt-8 is likely the most well known Voutilainen timepiece and has been a part of the watchmaker’s catalog since 2011. When it was introduced eight years ..

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Kari Voutilainen Will Current the Voutilainen 28ti (Titanium Inverse) at WatchTime New York 2019

If you look too quickly at the latest release from Kari Voutilainen, you might be tricked into thinking its an entirely new timepiece for the Finnish watchmaking maestro. Given the name 28ti, the watch features a brand new execution for Voutilainen, yet it should feel quite familiar for the Kari faithful. If you haven’t guessed yet, that is because much of the watch’s movement — which is visible from the dial side, a first for Voutilainen — is taken from the Vingt-8 construction that is easily distinguishable due to the extra-large balance wheel found in the 28ti’s top-left corner.

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Voutilainen 28ti

The caseback of the Voutilainen 28ti features running seconds and a power reserve display.

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Compare the movement architecture of the 28ti with the typical Vingt-8 construction (pictured here).

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The Vingt-8 is likely the most well known Voutilainen timepiece and has been a part of the watchmaker’s catalog since 2011. When it was introduced eight years ..

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