According to Ocean7′s press release you, dear readers, will be sending me sack loads of thank-you letters for bringing you details of their two newest models.
Let’s test that theory, shall we?
My letterbox is ready and waiting!
Model #1 is the LM-4 V2. (shown in the triptych below).
It is, as the very same press release is keen to tell me, the ‘World’s most sophisticated 44mm ceramic wristwatch’.
Grand claims indeed!
From a technical perspective let’s see how it stacks up:
· Matt Sandblasted Ceramic Case, PVD Coated Steel Crown and Case Back
· 44 mm Diameter
· 15 mm Height
· Swiss Super Luminova
· Domed Sapphire Crystal
· 3D Carbon Leather Strap
· Water Resistance – 100m/300ft
· 24mm Lug Spacing
· Screw Down Crown
· Swiss Automatic Movement
Retail $899 depending on the colour: options there include C3 (yellow/green), Orange ((+$50.00) and Shadow (gray +$75.00)
Not too shabby.
Model #2 is the LM-5 (main picture).
Why don’t I just give you the press release for that one?
OCEAN7 watch company invested two years in design and production to bring the concept of a future tech/retro dive watch to the market in the form of the exciting new LM-5. The LM-5 represents quintessential 1960’s panache fused with 21st century manufacturing technology. It’s the Lamborghini Miura of dive watches, composed of compound curves that look sexy from any angle and in any light. The LM-5 features a curved sapphire bezel with embedded luminous markers, 42mm polished surgical steel case, Swiss automatic movement and is handmade in Switzerland.
The LM-5’s domed sapphire bezel is complemented by a curved sapphire crystal. OCEAN7 CEO Mitchell Feig spent a year sourcing a manufacturer for the bezel alone. “I felt like Indiana Jones while trying to find a manufacturer to produce the bezel. I was repeatedly told how difficult it was to get a sapphire bezel right; most manufacturers couldn’t formulate and produce one that can stand up to the rough wear that a watch receives. The LM-5 was designed to look great in any environment and can take whatever a user throws at it,” he says. Sapphire bezels are more scratch resistant than conventional aluminum bezel inserts and will not age or fade.
The LM-5 is designed in the United States and hand assembled in Switzerland of the highest quality components available.
Swiss Made · Polished Steel Case · Swiss Automatic Movement · 42 mm diameter· 13mm height · Swiss Super-LumiNova Dial Markers and Hands · Domed Sapphire Crystal With Inside Anti-Reflective Coating · Domed Sapphire Bezel Insert, Illuminated · Water Resistance – 600 meters · 22mm Lug Spacing · ETA 2824-2 · Screw Down Crown · Unidirectional 120 Click Bezel · 3D Carbon Leather Pattern Sport Strap with Double Deployant
Pushbutton Release Buckle · Optional German Matching Mesh Milanese Bracelet with engraved OCEAN7 Logo · Deluxe Black Wood Box with Polished Hinges
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Price: $1199 Optional mesh bracelet ($199) Optional COSC Chronometer Grade Movement ($399)