Indie watch brand Aragon has launched its Divemaster II model just a few days ago. This model features some very tasty superlume on the dial, plus a wide range of dial colours; blue, orange, white, asa well as abalone and meteorite designs.
With a 200m depth rating, steel case, heat-treated K1 crystal and a supersize 45mm or humungous 50mm case diameter for those really big wrists, this watch makes quite a statement. Especially as we spotted it online for just $129, plus shipping. I mean, how is that possible?
Yep, it’s that Black Friday discount thing, so don’t fight it.
Aragon watches has launched a new dive watch called the Hiro, with a 45mm case, plus internal turning bezel. So you can unscrew the button at the 2pm position and then set the inner bezel to your minutes available underwater.
It has a 200m depth resistance and is powered by the ever popular Seiko NH35 movement. Black, purple, green, blue or white dials. See-thru caseback as well, plus a superlume dial, not just the hands and markers.
There’s an intro video from their website below.
We also spotted a blue dial version on their site in the Sale at $149 – plus UK import duty and VAT of course. Still a very competitive price.
Bronze case watches, especially dive models, are right on trend now as they say on TV shopping channels, and there’s a great deal to be said for the wonderful ageing process that bronze offers as a material. Your watch tells a story of the key moments in your lifetime, so the colours and hues of bronze are a kind of family shield in some ways. Cool.
What’s cooler is that Florida based Aragon have some discounted prices on their Parma II Bronze model, which features an ETA 2824 Swiss automatic movement, see-thru caseback, depth rating of 200m and comes in 50mm man-sized caseback, or a more everyday 45mm.
The 50mm Meteorite dial model is now $645, although you will have to add some imprt duties and shipping charges on top if you are a UK buyer. The 45mm model is $595, or about £473.
There’s a mother-of-pearl dial option on the Parma, and the Parma Damascus model features a kind of ridged sand pattern on the dial, as if you were viewing the seabed via scuba type goggles.
Great value watches, and Aragon are also on Kickstarter if you want to take advantage of early bird discounts when new projects are announced.