Bow & Stern hasn’t been in the timepiece game for very long. But despite this neophyte Australian watch brand being only four years old, it’s quickly gained a reputation for its slick and luxurious timepieces that are still quite affordable.
Its latest model, called the Abyss, marks the company’s first automatic diver’s model. It was launched on Kickstarter and has since been successfully funded. The watch is yet another testament’s to the brand’s ideals, which are quality, reliability, and staying 100% carbon neutral.
That’s because for each Abyss sold, Bow & Stern plants a Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree in the Annya State Forest in Australia. The company also provides a lifetime guarantee for each of their watches. That means they’ll pretty much handle any repair jobs you might need in case your watch errs or needs some replacement parts.
The Abyss watch will come in three designs. You can choose between matte black, brushed gold, and brushed silver. No matter which colorway, all are gorgeously minimalist. Plus, they’re evocative of the utilitarian focus of dive watches that became hugely popular during the early ‘60s. The model sports a 41.5mm diameter, plus water resistance up to 200 meters thanks to the 2mm-thick sapphire crystal glass, screw-down crown, and hermetically-sealed caseback.
The cases are made of 316L stainless steel and finished with the brand’s anchor logo. The indexes, hands, and zero mark on the unidirectional bezel are all illuminated by Super-LumiNova. You’ll also find a white date window at 3 o’clock. Underneath it all is a NH35A movement with a 41-hour power reserve.
The Abyss costs $330, but better act fast if you want one since only 1,200 units will be produced.CHECK IT OUT HERE
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