Aquastar Benthos Heritage One

PRICE: $1,390.00

Aquastar’s most hotly anticipated diver returns with a limited edition Benthos, a tribute to one of the world’s most iconic dive watches from 1970

The new Benthos H1 continues Aquastar’s earliest traditions of building innovative and ultra-capable tool watches that could cater to the needs of mariners, professional divers, and ocean conservationists. And while the original Benthos was known for its impressive depth resistance and unique center-mounted chronograph functionality, the H1 retains the marked capability and signature crown position of the Benthos but in a more streamlined and economical time-only format.

2023 marked the 60th anniversary of the Aquastar story. To kick off these celebrations, the venerable Swiss tool watchmaker is announcing its tribute to one of the world’s most iconic dive watches ever made, and a flagship in the Aquastar archive: the long-anticipated Benthos Diver. In winter 2023, Aquastar is introducing the Benthos Diver H1 (Heritage Chapter 1) — a striking, 3-hand dive watch that retains the visual cues, capability and dimensions of the pioneering Benthos 500 from 1970, which was the world’s first dive watch achieving 500 meters of depth resistance without a monobloc case design. The mighty Benthos also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the few dive watches approved in the U.S. Navy diving manual throughout the 1970s.

 

Technical SPECIFICATIONS:

– Case: Identical dimensions and aesthetics of the original Benthos 500 from 1970: 42mm 904L Stainless steel (47mm lug-to-lug), crown at 2:00

– Movement: Swiss-made Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elabore grade, hours, minutes, seconds

– Water resistance: 500 meters, 1500 feet

– Crystal: Flat, triple-coated AR sapphire

– Dial: Semi-gloss Black, applied hour markers with high density SuperLuminova filling

– Bezel: Unidirectional 120 click rotating elapsed time ceramic bezel with SuperLuminova filled application

– Straps: Includes genuine 20mm ISOfrane Rubber

– Retail price: $1,390 (Pre-Order Price: $1,090)

– Limited Edition: 500 pieces worldwide

– Delivery: First batch of 250 pcs. to ship December 2023, 2nd batch of 250 to ship in April 2024

– Bonus: First 250 orders receive a signed copy of the Depth Charge, Jason Heaton’s first Novel.

 

 

Note: This limited edition is SOLD OUT. In case a watch becomes available due to incompletion of an order, the pre-order window will reopen for this watch only and the order page will show “Available on backorder”. This message doesn’t guarantee availability, in case the pre-order cannot be fulfilled, the pre-order amount will be refunded.

 

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Description

Technical SPECIFICATIONS:

– Case: Identical dimensions and aesthetics of the original Benthos 500 from 1970: 42mm 904L Stainless steel (47mm lug-to-lug), crown at 2:00

– Movement: Swiss-made Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elabore grade, hours, minutes, seconds

– Water resistance: 500 meters, 1500 feet

– Crystal: Flat, triple-coated AR sapphire

– Dial: Semi-gloss Black, applied hour markers with high density SuperLuminova filling

– Bezel: Unidirectional 120 click rotating elapsed time ceramic bezel with SuperLuminova filled application

– Straps: Includes genuine 20mm ISOfrane Rubber

– Retail price: $1,390 (Pre-Order Price: $1,090)

– Limited Edition: 500 pieces worldwide

– Delivery: First batch of 250 pcs. to ship December 2023, 2nd batch of 250 to ship in April 2024

Additional information

Strap color

2000000843155

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