OceanArc takes the plunge with luxury watch

OceanArc has launched its first luxury divers’ watch, which features large luminous hands in the shape of tridents and cresting waves for a truly aquatic look.

New British watch company OceanArc, which exhibited at the London Watch Show last week, has introduced the limited edition Series One, a luxury diver’s watch. The timepiece was created near the maritime city of Bristol and has all the features expected of a water sports watch, as well as some quirky design elements.

Designer Kevin Lambert has created a dive watch that he would be happy wearing. The Swiss automatic ETA 2824 movement is housed in a black diamond-like coating, stainless steel case fitted with tough anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. The watch is intended not just for experienced divers but for lovers of all water sports.

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Talking about the product, Lambert said: “I have been a watch enthusiast for many years. I decided to combine my love of watches with my skills, and design from scratch the dive watch I would want to wear. My design premise was simple, the watch must be complex in its design, with many fine details. It must stand out from the crowd and be instantly recognisable. I decided to use various colours of the super luminova compound on these main features, so that even in the dark the Series One will shine out. I think we have created something truly special.”

The Series One has large luminous hands that conform to a mythical, aquatic theme, with tridents and cresting waves signifying the time. The OceanArc logo, super luminova-coated markings and the black stingray-look leather strap make the watch easily identifiable and easy to read, even when at its maximum level of water resistance, 500m. Screw-in strap lugs also offer increased protection and security for divers.

As part of their product launch, OceanArc is providing a Ted Su rubber diving strap with the Series One watch. A respected name within the diving community, Ted Su straps have won numerous awards for their durability and hardwearing design.

Oceanarc has produced just 500 of the Series One. Each will have its own serial number engraved into the back.

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