Monday, May 11, 2009

The Ocean Diver Watch Collection

Those of you who follow my blog will know that as well as being passionate about everything to do with hiking and backpacking, I am a huge watch geek. I have been into watches for as long as I can remember and my personal collection is pretty significant :)  I'm also an art major specializing in usability and have for the longest time wanted to see my own watch designs put into production.

That almost happened last year with my winning watch design going through the engineering process and being turned into a prototype with the intention of going into full production late last year.  Unfortunately it never worked out, for various reasons that I won't go into the original plan of having the watch manufactured in China using Chinese movements didn't work. We were so close...

Fast forward to today, and the announcement that the Prometheus Watch Company will be releasing not one but three of my watch designs into full production and they will all be Swiss Made using Swiss movements.  All three watches will be based on the original winning Ocean Diver design but with the two additional model options of a GMT movement with second time zone and a Chronograph version with sub-dials and tachymeter.  I'm extremely excited to unveil the three new designs shown below as 3-D renderings. These should be available to purchase in November of this year and pre-orders will begin to be accepted soon.

Ocean Diver Collection
  • Ocean Diver (with ETA 2836-2 movement)
  • Ocean Diver GMT (with Prometheus GMT movement Swiss made and based on ETA 2836-2)
  • Ocean Diver Chronograph (with ETA 7750 movement)
Specifications:
  • Sandblasted matte finish
  • 316L Stainless steel
  • Water resistant 300 meters
  • Swiss Made automatic movements
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Length: 51 mm
  • Lugs: 22mm
  • Super luminous
  • 2 year warranty
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Rubber or leather strap (TBD)
Ocean Diver:



Ocean Diver GMT:



Ocean Diver Chronograph:

3 comments:

Brian said...

that is effing cool as all hell. congrats for all your hard work and waiting however patiently you had to wait.

John said...

Nice Job Brian... I those Swiss made watches will be a bit better then the Chinese movements... Although I have some chinese watches that are darn right reliable and accurate...

Congrats from one watch geek to another...

Erik Dasque said...

Very cool design. As a usability person, what would you say distinguishes your design (basic, not chronograph) from any other watch? (not trying to be cheeky, genuinely curious)