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Heinrich Taucher Dive is Remarkable Value, Great Spec

We love Kickstarter watch projects here at The NWCo magazine, especially when they are as superbly engineered as this new Heinrich Taucher 200m model.

Featuring Superlume markers, sapphire crystal, stainless steel case, SW200 movement and a range of stunning fume dial colours too. It is a beautifully detailed project from the German based brand and made its Kickstarter target in under 2 hours. Best news of all? Prices start at £472 on the early bird deal – with delivery expected in May 2021. Each watch is likely to be numbered too. A stunning debut from Heinrich we think, that ticks all the right boxes as regards diving function, plus captures the 70s spirit effortlessly.

Compare that Heinrich Taucher price to something like an Oris 100m dive watch which retails for over £1500 and you realise that are paying for the name, not the actual dive ability of the wristwatch. Nothing wrong with an Oris Sixty-Five of course and you have the back-up of an authorised dealer, plus Oris factory guarantee, but at this price point you don’t find many Swiss movement, automatic dive watches. Plenty of Seiko NH35 or Miyota powered models maybe, but not many Swiss dive models under 500 quid.

We love the bracelet too, which is almost beads of rice style.

Here’s some info from Heinrich;

The HEINRICH Taucher with 41mm diameter is designed to suit most of the wrists. The watch comes in an angular designed case to bring back 70s charm.  The big crown  emphasizes the toolwatch character and makes the watch easy to operate.  Built with a double domed sapphire crystal the design emphasizes vintage vibes.  The unidirectional 120-clicks sapphire bezel supports you to precisely calculate your dive time.  All indices, watch hands and bezel are applied with Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 to safeguard readibility in the dark. The Taucher is powered by a Swiss Made Automatic movement from Sellita – the SW 200-1.

The founder, Wolfgang Heinrich, was born in the seventies and grown up in the eighties. Being a “Gen Xer” he looked back more often to the “good old times”. Not only movies, cars & music from the seventies and eighties, he is also passionate about watches and it’s design from this era. That’s how the idea was born to design & create unique and high-quality timepieces with vintage vibes. Being a recreational scuba diver and fascinated by the diver watches from the past the first model needed to be a dive watch.

That winding crown is almost a cafe racer footrest – functional and it has a coat of arms on the edge too. Very retro Oktoberfest.

Living in Stuttgart (southwest Germany)  and close to the historical watchmaking city of Pforzheim he works closely with traditional watchmakers with decades of experience in the local watch industry. More info here.

 

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