Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-07-07

DAEDALUS Dae-Diver

The flight of Icarus is probably one of the most well-known and fascinating stories in Greek mythology – a story in which a skilled artist and craftsman, Daedalus and his son defied the laws of gravity.



Unfortunately Icarus did not heed his father’s warnings about flying too close to the sun, which resulted in a tragic end at the bottom of the sea.



The guiding principles of Daedalus have inspired a brand-new Swiss watch company, Daedalus Watches whose debut model the Dae-Diver embodies all of the artistry and craftsmanship of the father with the adventurous spirit of the son.



This is the Dae-Diver, obsessively designed from the ground up, two years in the making, a new Swiss made divers watch with a contemporary style that is literally brimming with details and exuding that premium quality that one expects to find in a Swiss timepiece of its caliber.



Details such as the knurling on the crowns, the beveled edges on the fixed bezel and the beautifully sculpted lugs that combine with the brushed facets of the case to create a look that is both elegant and sporty.



Its Stainless steel case measures 43mm in diameter with a height of 14mm. It comes equipped with dual screw-down crowns, a screw-down case-back, a domed anti-reflective treated Sapphire crystal, luminous hands and markers and 500 meters of water resistance.



In addition to the above divers features, the Dae-Diver also processes an automatic Helium Escape Valve and an internal bidirectional rotating divers bezel with ‘’floating dive-time marker’’– operable via the crown at 2 o’clock.



If we turn our attention towards the multi-layered dial of the Dae-Diver we are treated to beautifully contrasting polished and matte surfaces, applied markers and a striking blue seconds indictor with a large counterweight.



While on the case-back we are once again reminded of the Dae-Diver’s inspiration with a depiction of the deadly sun that melted the wax of Icarus’s wings and the sea in which he drowned.



Finally the beating heart of the Dae-Dive is a reliable Swiss Made ETA 2892 automatic movement.



Daedalus Watches is launching an initial limited pre-order campaign, through August 31st. The initial preorders will be recognized as “Founder’s Edition” orders, and additionally will receive a limited edition and signed “First Flight” screen print.



The print will be personally signed by the artist and the Daedalus team, and will be numbered with the same serial number as each watch.



The Dae-Diver is priced at 1550USD, and is available now. Please follow the link embedded in the Daedalus logo, below for more info.

https://daed-time.com/

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