By TLex The EXTático DIVER is a collaborative effort between the philosophical watch brand, EXTático, whose name symbolizes the detonation of time and the perception of movement, and micromechanics specialist, Moragas Technologie also of Spain, who are co-developing the DIVER with EXTático.
The first thing to say about this watch apart from the obvious amount of thought and attention to detail that has gone into it; is that the EXTático DIVER has not just been developed in Spain, but a number of its key components such the case, crown, bezel and hands have all been made in Spain.
The design of the watch whilst robust and functional is quite unlike anything else I have come across. It is futuristic yet evokes a feeling of deep sea exploration. Perhaps a diver for exploring the oceans of a distant planet?! There’s an exaggerated buzz-saw bezel, a laterally positioned lug attachment system and a massive custom rubber divers strap.
The watch looks like it would be most at home on the wrist of a scuba diver and probably not suitable for dress attire, but I would hazard a guess that EXTático had always indented that this dive watch unlike many others would actually fulfill its destiny as a diver, which would explain why the EXTático DIVER complies NIHS Swiss watch industry norms for divers watch.
Specifications include: a 316L Stainless steel case, a 120-click unidirectional rotational divers bezel, a water-resistance of 400m or 40ATM, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (both sides), SuperLuminova applied hands and markers, a Swiss polished and engraved screwdown caseback, dual locking screwdown crown, a choice of two Swiss made mechanical movements; the ETA 2824 or an ESQUEMA ST 21 based caliber and a choice of two dials, a conventional printed dial or a specialized sintered dial.
For those of you, who recognize the design from the RLJ Forum's S80 project, this design is now fully owned by EXTático, who have no affiliation with the RLJ Forum. The watches are available to order direct from EXTático priced at 550€ for the ESQUEM and 660€ for the 2824. For further details on the watch and ordering information please contact EXTático directly. I will be posting some prototype images shortly, stay tuned for lots more . . .