December 21, 2020
In 2017, Briston released an automatic diving watch inspired quartz and mechanical watches. On the first release of Briston Clubmaster Automatic Diver, it is quite a challenge, because Diver Watch is such a hard-market, especially for Briston who have a very specific shape -the cambered square clubmaster- their watch faced. Other divers watches are usually much more circular and have many more features than Briston’s signature square shape. Some also argue that it s difficult for dive watch to be successful without aping the classic submarinener/seamaster layout recipe. However, as time goes by, Briston and the specific type Diver has been proven that they are living for its name. The Diver designs combines a contemporary “timepiece” and a chic accessory—casual but resolutely and thorougly accessible.
The Briston Club Diver is a cushion-cased watch with an inner rotating timing bezel, (yes! The bezel is inside the watch and rotates by turning the upper crown) and a water resistance of 200 meters. They're powered by Seiko – the movement is the Seiko Instruments NH35A, which runs in 24 jewels at 21,600 vph, offering hand-winding, and a stop-seconds feature as well; winding is bidirectional, via Seiko's Magic Lever winding system. Seiko movements are well known for toughness and reliability at this price range. The Briston Club Diver is 42mm x 42mm and the crystal is "ultra-resistant K1 glass," (a type of mineral glass formulated to be especially scratch-resistant).
With a bi-directional inner rotating ring and a dial adorned with white Superluminova®, this watch Clubmaster Diver will allow to reach the abyss as well as the urban excitement with a mix of modern sportiness and vintage appearance. The Super Luminova coation on the hands and hour batons making this watch is easily read when it is low in lighting condition below, or above water.
Now into the types, the clubmaster diver has two types of case: the acetate and steel. The most interesting version is the acetate, since its an unusual material to be used in dive watches. Acetate is a material with a pretty long history in modern industrial design. With the used of acetate, it successfully capturing the slightly offbeat, eccentric vibe of English’s Men style while the steel gives off a solid, vintage-technical feel. Also, there is also another type that has different on dial called the diver yachting (available in both steel and acetate) that has genuine walnut wood dial. The warm-toned acetate case pair perfecty with the afrementioned pool deck. The other diver has the same specification, the only differences are the cases, dials and straps. You can also change the straps of your choices with many different rubber or NATO straps.
This year, Briston step up on their diver game by making the Clubmaster Diver Pro, a diving watch upgraded version, dedicated to all divers and sport watch enthusiasts. They keep the stunning form and function of visually appealing retro case shape, yet making it into a 44mm size and up to 300m water resistant, featuring a screw crown and unidirectional rotating black ceramic bezel.
Those with an appreciation for sports casual watches will appreciate its classic elegance and high-quality finish. Interchangeable straps include a NATO nylon version with orange or yellow central stripe, or sporty silicone, both with brand logo. To ensure (underwater) legibility the brand has equipped the Diver Pro dial with graduations, indexes and hands with natural Super-Luminova. With just 13.75mm thick, the watch comes with a 41 hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, central seconds, black date at 4 o’clock, and indication of immersion time on unidirectional, anti-corrosion black matte ceramic bezel. You can shop all of this now in www.morebymorello.com !
Written by: Pramesty P.
Editor: Anne Kurniawati
April 14, 2021