Audaz Scuba Master Watches

Audaz Scuba Master Watches


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases



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Audaz Watches is releasing their third line of watches, the new Scuba Master watch which aims to combine serious dive watch traits with a unique dial that doesn’t sacrifice function for form. Built for and by dive watch enthusiasts, this line of dive watches has a 500-meter water resistance, putting them on par with some of the most expensive and renowned divers out there but at a price that we believe allows any watch lover to access. Inspired by (what else?) the ocean, we decided to have each of the 6 Scuba Master watches feature a mother–of–pearl dial that lends a character to the watches that you don’t often see.


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases



Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases


If our inclusion of the mother–of–pearl dials makes you think that we designed a mainstream “fashion” watch designed to appeal to the widest consumer base possible, then you couldn’t be further from the truth. With a 50mm-wide case, helium escape valve, and 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel (not to mention the 500M water resistance), we made a serious mechanical dive watch that is for people who need a dive watch but want to show off a little more personal style and some flair on the wrist.


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases



Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases


The 50mm wide and 16.4mm thick stainless steel case makes for a seriously large watch, but in order to make sure that the watch is comfortable to wear, we contoured the case so it sits on the wrist as opposed to feeling like a large flat disc on your arm. We fitted each watch with an anti-allergic silicon strap that is tough, adjustable, and most of all, makes the watch feel as comfortable as possible for wear in extreme situations as well as a stylish, sporty look during social situations. You’ll also notice the screw-down crown which is designed for an extra grip for easy winding while helping provide the 500M water resistance.


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases


The Audaz Scuba Master watches have a Seiko NH35A automatic movement which was the ideal choice to make sure we have a high-quality mechanical movement in the watch without passing on a large price increase to the consumers. This hand-windable movement features 24 jewels, operates at 21,600vph, and has a power reserve of 41 hours. It’s a no-nonsense movement that features a date window in addition to the telling the time.


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases


The lumed hands ensure that you can read the time in any situation and the mother–of–pearl helps mimic the effect of water reflection when you’re on land without being a distraction when you’re trying to tell the time underwater. It’s actually a perfect metaphor for the watch, which aims for style without sacrificing seriousness.


Audaz Scuba Master Watches Watch Releases


The Audaz Scuba Master is available in 5 options:

  • Original Steel Color Case with Black color MOP Dial and Black Silicon band
  • Ionic Gold Plated Case with Black color MOP Dial and Black band
  • Ionic Gold Plated Case with Blue color MOP Dial and Blue band
  • Ionic Rose Gold Plated Case with White color MOP Dial and Black band
  • Ionic Black Plated Case with Charcoal Gray color MOP Dial and Black band

Prices for the Audaz Scuba Master begin from USD $379 for the Stainless Steel version (you can check them all out here), and for all aBlogtoWatch fans, enter Promo code – ABTW30 at checkout to get a Special 30% discount. audazwatches.com

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Longines Record Watches Are Brand First COSC-Certified Collection

Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


A brand’s 185th anniversary is no small achievement—let’s just make that clear. At Baselworld 2017, Longines marked this occasion by announcing a new collection of simple, Calatrava-styled timepieces known as the Longines Record watches. Aside from offering buyers a choice from four sizes and an assortment of dial options, these watches incorporate a few technical touches to assist with accurate timekeeping. Of considerable note here is the fact that this is the first collection of watches from Longines that have been entirely COSC chronometer-certified.


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


Before we discuss the movement, however, I think it’s important to appreciate the variety offered in the lineup. To appeal to a broad market segment, Longines is offering the Longines Record watches in case sizes of 26mm, 30mm, 38.5mm, and 40mm. Other options include diamond-set cases on two of the women’s sizes, leather strap or steel bracelet options, and a variety of dial choices like mother-of-pearl, blue sunray, matte white, black lacquer, and more. All of the watches provide 30m of water-resistance and feature blued steel or rhodium-plated hands depending on the dial option along with an AR-coated sapphire crystal as well as an exhibition case back.


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


As a Swatch Group brand, the Longines Record watches feature exclusively produced ETA-based movements that have been tuned for COSC-certification. Their simple, time-only displays are driven by the caliber L592.4 in the women’s models and the caliber L888.4 in the men’s models. Though simple in their nature, Longines has also incorporated the use of a crystal-silicon balance spring—a feature that moves these beyond your typical ETA movements. While this isn’t a new development, it’s worth noting that the use of silicon in this capacity helps in the areas of resistance to temperature, shock, and magnetic fields.


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


Here’s a brief rundown of COSC-certification guidelines if you’re not immediately familiar. After considerable testing, watches must adhere to timekeeping parameters of -4 to +6 seconds of variation per day in a range of positions. While the Longines Record watches prove to be a fine choice for this endeavor, I think it will also be exciting to see where and how Longines will utilize these new COSC-certified movements in future releases. Furthermore, the L592.4 and L888.4 movements deliver 40 and 64 hours of power reserve, respectively, and support a simple date indicator at 3 o’clock for convenience in daily wear.


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


The Longines Record watches are a clear sign of the brand’s commitment, not just to movement quality, but growth. The fact that there are so many available options is also a big plus and will only help to support more of a universal appeal for a wide range of prospective buyers. As I mentioned previously, I’m hopeful that Longines will continue to expand upon this and incorporate the movements into future models and maybe even some of my existing favorites like the Longines Heritage Military COSD watch (a COSC COSD?).


Longines Record Watches Are Brand's First COSC-Certified Collection Watch Releases


All current variants of the Longines Record watches come in stainless steel cases. With such a wide range of size and dial options, I think anyone looking to get in on the first COSC-certified offering from the brand can find something they like with relative ease. Prices are expected to start in the low $2,000s range. longines.com