You know getting 500m of depth resistance for under £2000 isn’t easy. You can forget about Swiss brands and some Indie names want £1500 or so for their 300m dive models with sapphire crystal, steel case, automatic Sellita/NH35.
So hats off to Winton, who have this very sharp looker onsite for just £645. Yep, the price of sharing plate of after dinner mints at Salt Bae.
The Lethbridge and Humphrey models feature a Ronda 150 auto engine, 44mm case, helium valve and see-thru caseback.
Here’s the blurb;
Inspired by the diving pioneer John Lethbridge, The Winton Watch Company’s latest watch is equally at home under the sea as in the boardroom.
Hand assembled in Switzerland, the Lethbridge is a true diver’s watch – water resistant to 500m, with sapphire glass, it will take pretty much anything you care to throw at it.
With a black dial, the timeless design features large ‘arrow’ pointers, making it easy to tell the time at a glance, and high luminescence means you can read it no matter what the conditions – whether diving wrecks or flagging a cab in the city.
The Lethbridge includes a ceramic rotating bezel – a feature introduced in the early 1950s to track a diver’s bottom time, or time spent underwater. The bezel can also act as a reminder to prevent divers from exceeding their diving time limit.
It’s sister watch, the Humphrey, has a blue face and is inspired by the daring rescue of British troops during the Falkland’s conflict.