NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Aquadive Bathysphere 300 Model 51 is a high end modern update of the classic patented Time-Depth Model 50, produced with the exact same case as the original and powered by a highly refined all Swiss manufactured and assembled automatic movement.
"This limited production Model was developed for collectors, purists and aficionados who love the style of the original iconic 1972 watch and desire a showpiece movement to accompany their investment," says Rick Marei of Aquadive.
The original Aquadive Model 50 debuted in 1973 with a design so revolutionary it was patented (US Patent No.337 78 60). A professional dive watch from lens to caseback, the Model 50 incorporated the industry's first mechanical depth gauge. The new technology required a 47mm case to accommodate the oil filled bronze depth gauge. The big, bold Model 50 became an instant "must have" amongst the diving elite.
The Classic Reissue Model 51 utilizes the same case as the original. It is CNC machined in Germany out of a 60mm solid steel disc cut from a 316L surgical grade 3meter rod. Each case is then polished and brushed by hand in Germany. The remaining components including the dial, hands and crystal are all made in Switzerland.
"The original Model 50 is a collector's item. The Model 51 is the first in our series of classic updates with the goal of providing discriminating consumers with a true heritage Swiss watch that exceeds its original reputation," adds Marei.
The new Aquadive Classic Reissue line makes watches like the original Model 50 available with highly updated movements typically found in famous high end luxury watch brands.
Bathysphere 300: Model 51
1000 meter water resistance
47mm diameter, 53mm from lug to lug, 15mm height, See through case back
35 jewels, 28800 Bph Swiss manufacture automatic movement featuring a twin barrel, 5 day power reserve
German manufactured, Swiss finished case
Entire watch is manufactured in Europe of all European parts
About Aquadive Watches
Aquadive watches are a modern update of the famous Aquadive dive watch brand of the 1960's, designed by a team of divers and engineers and handmade in Switzerland of German and Swiss materials. www.aquadive.com
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