This is a double crowned (one HEV, other time setting), full LUME dial, 1000m, total bad-@SS dive watch. It houses the venerable Miyota 9015, which has proven time and again to be a very reliable, accurate and consistent movement. This is my 4th or 5th watch with this caliber and they have all been exceptional. I would go as far as to say that I would choose a watch with this caliber over a watch with the base, unregulated ETA 2824.
The bracelet is tough as nails, thick and thankfully helps balance the weight of the massive case. They have done a great job and making a very large watch, with a clean perfectly readable dial, feel wearable on my mediocre 7" wrist. Unlike the Benarus Megalodon, which I could pull off, this one feels much more comfortable. Mind you , the former is water-resistant to 2500m, so merits the added beefiness.
Now how about a few more pictures?
Now how about a pair of wrist shots:
And last, but now least, the most impressive LUME shot I have taken in years!
You can read a book by this light! SERIOUSLY!
Am I saying this is a perfect dive watch? Of course not! The shear size can be polarizing and there are a a few things I would like improved upon. For instance; longer hands, screws to adjust the bracelet and a better clasp... but, but, but... consider these incredible pros:
- Ceramic unidirectional bezel
- Full LUME dial - filled with BGW9 Luminocva
- Unparalleled contrast for easy readability
- Upgraded Miyota 9015 (over 8215)
- Solid link / end-link bracelet
- Pressure tested to 1000m
- Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- HEV crown (adds symmetry, if anything else)
- Screw-down crowns with inner threads (like Breitling, Omega, etc...)
- It has the name MARC on the dial
- Dimeter: 46mm
- Lug to lug: 56mm
- Thickness: 16mm
- Weight: 260g (approx)
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