With the busy lifestyles we have these days, we sometimes forget about ourselves – and neglect the adventurous and outgoing side of life that we crave. We often find ourselves trapped in the ‘norm’ completing mundane tasks – day in, day out. Deep Blue has completely thrown the norm out of the water – literally, with the limited edition ‘Master 2000 Diver’ watch to celebrate their 10 year anniversary, and it comes at a
good great price!
Deep Blue Watches? Maybe you haven’t heard off the brand as it’s not one that you can find at your local retailer. Deep Blue Watches is an American company based in New York City. Deep Blue Watches was founded in 2007, and according to the brand they quickly became the industry leader when it comes to Professional grade dive watches. Well, what can we say… at least that this information is new to us. One way or another, the watches are rugged and legible, and with depth ratings of 500 meters or more, and a Helium escape valve, these watches qualify as serious dive watches. The Deep Blue Master 2000 10 Years Limited Edition that we’re reviewing today, can go down to 2,000 meters, and another model can even go down to 3,000 meters! With such depth ratings the Deep Blue watches can be used by professional divers who sometimes dive to such depths.
For their 10 anniversary Deep Blue reintroduced their old Master 2000 Diver as a 10 Year Limited Edition is in a batch of 1,000 pieces worldwide. They come in a variety a colours, including combinations of black and orange as well as blue and orange. The 2,000 meter water resistance is a no brainer for someone with a passion for diving, and with its rather cool design it’s definitely not only for those who dive to the depths of the sea.
Of course this watch is marketed towards those with a love for all things deep sea; a helium release valve, and luminous markers and hands, ensure the consumer is given the aspect of safety and dependability when they are diving.
Just like the secret treasures found at sea the Master 2000 Diver comes with its own little trinket of goodies. It’s powered by a Swiss automatic movement, the reliable ETA 2824/2. The sapphire crystal is 4mm thick, which is necessary with the huge pressure at great depths. A nice feature is that the bezel is scratch resistant, because they opted for a ceramic as material.
I believe that this limited edition watch would be a hit with consumers; bringing an already ionic watch and only making 1000 of them, a sure fire recipe for success. Deep Blue are offering the limited edition piece for $1,199 USD, however with the holiday sales you can buy one for only $833 USD. Let’s be real, that’s a bargain considering the features and design quality. This is not just a watch, it’s a way of life for some and Deep Blue have brought that vision alive, ensuring that customer service and quality are at the forefront of their watches – which is refreshing to see.
My only piece of advice? Get it quick, these are sure to be a hit in the diving market, and if you’re looking for a solid and rugged dive watch than you really don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Specifications – Deep Blue Mater 2000 10 Years Limited Edition
- Case: stainless steel, 45mm x 16mm, screw-down case-back and crown, recessed Helium release valve, 4mm sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside (so you can’t scratch it), 2000 meters (or 6600 feet) water resistant, ceramic luminous bezel
- Movement: calibre ETA 2824-2 – 24 Jewels – 28,880vph – anti-magnetic to 70,000 a/m
- Bracelet: 22mm lug size, steel bracelet with push button deployant clasp, attached to case with screws, divers wetsuit extension
- Editions: 1,000 pieces worldwide, with a choice of 6 different dials and 6 bezels
This article is written by Matthew Catellier, who covers “Value Propositions” for Monochrome, and also publishes affordable timepieces on his own website Watch Review Blog.