The watch, inspired by a 1970s Navygraf reference, has a very vintage feel about it, particularly with the curved “smiley” line of text above the 6 o'clock position. I particularly like the fine red pip at the end of the seconds hand, which interrupts the otherwise two-tone agenda. Aside from being functional for a dive watch, it engenders a touch of sophistication. And, well, what can be said about a YEMA dome that has not already been lauded here and elsewhere?
Tag: bronze watch
Off the Cuff: Nodus Avalon II Bronze
Of course, the main difference here is the CuAI5 aluminum bronze construction. Aluminium bronzes are desirable for their strength and corrosion resistance when compared to other bronze alloys, such as tin or bronze. This is the first time Nodus have plied the bronze watch waters, and the result is sharp.
Off the Cuff: DELMA Cayman Bronze
The CUSN6 case, with its matching bezel and crown, will slowly adapt to its wearer and his surroundings. Over the course of time, it will develop a patina that will be both individual and unique. It will not resist scratches like stainless steel; however, it has almost no magnetic qualities at all. It’s warm and its different. If you’re a dive watch collector, you’ve got to have at least one in the boathouse.