Introducing the Limited Edition Bronze Midnight Blue TORSK-DIVER.
With a limited quantity of 423 pieces in marine grade CuSn8 bronze case, each timepiece will be individually numbered as No. xxx / 423 (to pay homage to the SS-423 submarine, also known as the USS-Torsk).
The TORSK-DIVER is named after the USS Torsk submarine, currently located in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The USS Torsk was one of ten Tench-class submarines to see service during World War II and happened to sink the last enemy ship in 1945. It has since been decommissioned and is currently being used as a museum ship, managed by the Historic Ships in Baltimore.
A portion of net profits, from each timepiece sold, will go to the Historic Ships in Baltimore to support the ongoing maintenance and management of the USS TORSK Submarine.
Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic Movement (Regulated in 4 positions)
Water Resistance: 300 Meters / 1,000 Feet
Glass: Double Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass with Anti-Reflective Coating
Caseback: Exhibition (See-thru) Sapphire Crystal
Lume: Swiss Super-Luminova C3-X1
Bezel: 120 Click Uni-directional (Choice of Domed Sapphire or Domed Solid)
Straps: Quick Release
Watch Winder Included
Case Size: 43mm
Thickness (Including Crystal): 13.8mm
Strap Lug width: 22mm
The TORSK-DIVER is tested and rated at 30 ATM / 300m of water resistance. Don't let the looks fool you - the TORSK-DIVER can handle your water adventures. Take it with you when you shower, swim, dive, or surf. The TORSK-DIVER is built like a Submarine... more specifically, like the USS-TORSK.
The automatic Miyota 9015 by Citizen was our number one choice for the TORSK-DIVER. Many reviews have compared it to the Swiss ETA movements in terms of timekeeping and performance without the high price tag. Having used it for our first model, we were extremely pleased with the accuracy and reliability. As an improvement to an already incredible movement, we will also regulate the movement in 4 positions.
The 9015 includes a date window, 48 hour power reserve, and beats at 28,800 VPH (Vibrations Per Hour), resulting in a very smooth sweep of the second hand. It is also shock resistant and includes a hacking function, making it one of the best values on the market. Best of all - no battery needed.
The Marine GradeBronze TORSK is corrosion resistant and forms a natural oxide layer over time. This extra layer, called patina, protects the metal and gives a unique design - initially the timepiece will have a rose gold tint that will darken to an artisan brown.