The Victorinox Dive Master 500

The Victorinox Dive Master 500

30 March 2014 | Victorinox , 30 minutes on the wrist , Go deeper! , Baselworld 2014

Baselworld 2014

VICTORINOX Dive Master 500 - a cool summer

I had a meeting yesterday at the Victorinox booth in which I was introduced to the brand's history and mission. We talked to the Product Director François Nunez about future strategies, and I understood what drove this brand to start making watches 25 years ago and what is their product philosophy. Victorinox 's watches product portfolio is made up of reliable timepieces, which support a sleek, neat design and a highly competitive quality to price ratio. Their guest star at Baselworld this year is a timepiece which celebrates their first 25 years in watch-making: the Victorinox Dive Master 500 .

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Here is a brief summary of its technical features: the Victorinox Dive Master 500 is a professional diver watch that is water resistant up to 500m, it’s made out of grade 2 Titanium, and its case and bracelet have undergone a sandblasting process. It is powered by an ETA 2894-2 caliber, a movement that is synonymous with robustness and precision. When held, however, there are other factors which come into play: the Victorinox Dive Master 500 is definitely...a cool watch!

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The sandblasting treatment gives this watch a very high-tech style, feel, and a strong personality, even though it looks like a classical three-counter chronograph. It supports a 43mm wide, very thick case, but it feels great on your wrist as it is very light. Then the watch’s trademark comes into play: a unidirectional rotating bezel that showcases a 20-minute scale which glows blue in the dark, and the inner rehaut treated with green superluminova material as are the counters placed at 6 and 9 o'clock. Blue is also the color used for the minute hand, as the minutes’ readability is crucial to a professional diver in the ocean's abyss. The Victorinox Dive Master 500 is a true diver's watch, and it will be produced in just 500 pieces. It comes with a three year warranty, and its retail price is 2770€.

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(Photo credit: Horbiter's proprietary photo-shooting)

Marco C. @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury

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