When it comes to diving, the choice of the equipment is very important. The timekeeper must adhere to the diver’s watch stipulated criteria, because the individual’s life can really depend on it in the course of exploration of the sub-aquatic world.
The horological company Davosa has recently delivered its new Argonautic watch. The name of the model was a natural choice: it mirrors a high level of the model’s reliability. The name is borrowed from the Greek mythology, where the Argo was a ship on which the hero Jason and the Argonauts, his fellow adventurers, sailed to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
The new Davosa watch is equipped with an impressive array of professional diving features.
It should be noted that professional divers spend days in the pressurized chambers where they breathe a chemical mix of gas, including helium.
Helium is made of very small and lightweight atoms that can penetrate into the watches and make an overpressure. When the pressure is reduced, the helium atoms will distend and won’t be able to escape the watch.
To allow the gas to safely escape during the resurface time, the brand’s craftsmen have fitted the model with a helium escape valve, revealed at 10 o’clock. The devise can be opened by means of a screwed crown.
The aforementioned crown is featured on an imposing stainless steel case. Its measurements are 42,5 mm x 14 mm: diameter and height indicated respectively. The water-resistance of the model is ensured down to 330 meters.
The case carries a bezel, made of scratch-resistant ceramic. Marked with large white-painted Arabic numerals, it is intended for safe dive time regulation.
The bezel of the new Argonautic watch makes a noble frame around a black dial, which strikes a light-and-dark contrast. The display comprises oversized white hour-markers as well as minute graduation, performed in the same color.
Pointing to the hours, minutes and seconds are centralized hands, clothed in black and white. The dial also offers a date indication, which appears in the exhibition window at 3 o’clock. Driving the functions mentioned is a self-winding mechanical ETA 2824-2 movement.
The new Davosa watch is coupled with a steel bracelet, equipped with a diver’s extension system. Alternatively, it can be presented on a rubber strap. The model will surely appeal to avid divers, who appreciate impeccable quality.