When we last wrote about Gyavius it was just a quick note that were working on something interesting. Well it’s ready now and boy is it something!
Gyavius have been teasing their new watch, the DeepMarine, on various watch group pages and forums for a while now so it’s great to see it’s finally ready to leap into production.
Gyavius is trying something you don’t see all that often in the microbrand world, there is no Kickstarter campaign and outsourced manufacturing here. Gyavius headquarters are in Sofia, Bulgaria and they have endeavoured to ensure all production of the DeepMarine is kept within Europe. The watch is powered by an automatic Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 movement and all seals, hands and crystals are produced in the UK and Germany. The rest of the components are manufactured and finished in both their Manchester and Sofia facilities with the bronze case components hand milled.
Gyavius are clearly investing in the future and the DeepMarine looks like an excellent springboard to that future. It’s a very bold bronze diver that’s going to be a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ watch, there’s very little compromise in this design.
The main body of the watch comes in at 45mm but with the side frame its closer to 60mm in width. If you have small wrists then this watch is not for you! The watch will come with a 26mm leather strap and a 26mm heavy duty nylon ZULU strap.
- Solid Bronze Handcrafted Watch
- Bi-directional 60 Click Bezel
- Brass Dial
- Lumed Hands
- Automatic Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 movement
- Thick Armed Domed Plexi Crystal
- Double o-ring Stainless Back
- Engraved back brass inlay
- Handcrafted 26mm leather strap
- Heavy Duty 26mm ZULU strap
- High quality Hex pen
- Handcrafted watch roll to accomodate your piece and some straps
- A green genuine Peli case
There’s a lot of nice extras there, the Peli case, watch roll and hex pen for changing straps. So how much will it cost you? This first run is limited to just 30 pieces and along with all the extras, European manufacture and hand tooling, you probably won’t be surprised that this isn’t a $300 Kickstarter watch.
To reserve your watch in the pre-order round will set you back $800 USD with the remainder of the $2300 USD price tag payable before dispatch estimated for March – April 2016. The price includes express courier shipping (DHL/FedEx/UPS).
Reservations are open now on the Gyavius webstore where you can also see more pictures of the watch including a cool 3D view that lets you see it from any angle.