Last March I was very intrigued by the marketing images of this new Roger Dubuis Easy Diver SED Tourbillon watch with its intense level of skeletonization, in carbon fiber, that looked like tree branches. If you look closely, you can tell that the movement is barley even there. The biggest parts are the one minute flying tourbillon and the mainspring. Surprisingly, the manually wound Roger Dubuis caliber RD 02 SQ3 movement has a 60 hour power reserve (movement bears the Seal of Geneva).
Swiss Seiko debuted its (and Japan’s) first dive watch – the ref. 6217 or ‘62Mas’ as you may know it – back in 1965, some ten years after most of the major Swiss players had introduced their dive watches. Designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions, it was first used on polar expeditions by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969 before finding commercial success as a recreational dive watch.
This Pacific watch is the world first waterproof wooden one.
The Pacific Standard Time Co. started by a group of friends with diverse backgrounds from Palau, Philippines, Japan, Samoa, and Hawaii. They wanted to create a watch out of locally source materials in various regions around the Pacific Ocean, the largest body of water in the world. The watches are 100% original in design made from woods, stones, and metals. This their way of showing what the Pacific has to offer.
With the Superocean 44 Special, luxury watch brand Breitling introduces their second timepiece which uses a ceramic bezel. If you recall, last year in 2015 Breitling released the well-priced and good-looking Chronoliner (hands-on here) that has a solid black ceramic bezel. Competing watch brands such as Rolex and Omega had introduced ceramic as a material into their lineup years previously, hence it was about time Breitling offered their own take on the use of the material.