THE DEEPSTAR II

We asked ourselves, what could have been then next step in the evolution of the Deepstar from 1963, and the answer is, the DEEPSTAR II

THE DEEPSTAR II, UNMISTAKABLY A AQUASTAR

The Deepstar II is what could have been, if the inventors of the original Deepstar from 1963 would have….

Looking at the Deepstar from 1963, we were inspired by picturing its future evolution 

The Deepstar II retains exact dimensions of the original Deepstar from the 60s while relying on high end Swiss Manufacture automatic non-chronograph movement instead and the manual wind Valjoux 23. This gives the Deepstar II the practicality and versatility you expect from a modern reimagined Deepstar.

BACK TO THE FUTURE..

The 1960s: divers were going deeper and staying down longer, mapping the ocean, discovering new worlds, and exploring the limits of human endurance and tolerance for pressure. But stay too deep too long and a diver can either run out of air or get the bends. Enter Aquastar, a watch brand founded in 1962 with the sole aim of designing and building watches and instruments for aquatic use. Aquastar’s early watches were worn by navy divers, shipwreck hunters, champion freedivers and undersea explorers. But it was the Deepstar that really broke new ground when it appeared in 1965.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DIAL:

Steel grey sunburst dial design

Applied stainless steel markers/indices

High density filling old light Radium super luminova application

CASE:

Bi-directional rotating bezel on a ceramic bearing

316L Stainless Steel case with highly domed, AR triple coated sapphire crystal

Case Diameter 40.5mm
Bezel Diameter 40.5mm
Length without lugs 41mm
Case height 14.8mm

MOVEMENT:  

High end Swiss Made Manufacture caliber, mono-Compax Column Wheel mechanical Chronograph, 

Top execution, adjusted in 5 positions with certificate.

Second chronographat center
30min counter3h
Running indicator9h
Physical DimensionsØ30.40 x 7.90 mm
Cage diameterØ30.00 mm
Frequency4 Hz
Power reserve55 h
ReassemblyBi-directional automatic
Number of rubies28
Rotor / BridgesAquastar signed/decorated with Geneva stripes and blued screws

FUNCTIONS:

Hour, minute and seconds indicators

Operation indicator at 9

30 minute stop watch sub counter at 3

Successive/Multiple dive non decompression table calculator according to the French Navy dive tables

STRAP:

Set of 2 straps included in the pre-order

Matching color Genuine original Tropic rubber strap with signed Aquastar buckle

Seatbelt NATO strap

Stainless Steel BOR bracelet with fitted endlinks coming in January 2021