Watchmaking is a real work of art in our opinion and we’re firmly of the opinion that less is more from a design perspective. That’s why we typically fall for and gravitative towards timepieces like this Instrmnt D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch, which is funding over on Kickstarter as we speak (mighty successfully we might add). This dapper watch from Glasgow based watchmakers, Instrmnt, is their first ever mechanical watch and we’re loving its sleek aesthetics here at Coolector HQ.
Designed in Glasgow, built in Germany, and specified with a Swiss Automatic movement, the Instrmnt D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch is one great looking accessory and if you’re after a new timepiece for all your adventures in the rest of 2019 and beyond, look no further. Considering this is the watchmaker’s first ever mechanical watch, it’s hard not to be blown away with the look and feel of this accessory and it boasts a high quality Swiss-made Sellita SW200 automatic movement which delivers an impeccable performance day in, day out.
Highly simplified in design but all the more attractive for it, the D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch is Instrmnt’s take on a traditional dive watch, and has a unidirectional bezel, a subtle sweeping second hand, double domed crystal, screw down crown, luminova markings – not to mention a sapphire crystal case back that allows you to see the impressive automatic movement in action. It’s rated for diving to 660ft, or 200 meters which, in short, means Instrmnt haven’t cut any corners with the design or build of this excellent looking timepiece.
The Instrmnt D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch has a price tag of £295 during the Kickstarter campaign which is 50% off the RRP so if, like us, you love a bargain, now is the time to get your hands on this stylish looking dive watch. You can choose from two different styles of bezel – namely, black aluminium with a white engraving or silver steel with a blind engraving – and they both look amazing when paired with the 40mm sandblasted steel casing.
Needless to say, straps are one of the most important design features when it comes to dive watches and there are certainly no shortage of options here. Just a few of the stand out strap choices for the Instrmnt D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch include Italian-made rubber, NATO-style Nylon and sandblasted steel Oyster bracelet. Regardless of which type of strap you opt for, it will deliver the sort of resilient performance which is essential for a dive watch.
For anyone who is serious about their watches, you’ll know that the movement is the foundation that underpins the quality of the timepiece and we’re glad to report that Instrmnt have opted for one of the best in the business here – something which belies the affordability of the watch on Kickstarter. It uses the Sellita SW200 movement (26 jewels, +-4 seconds, bespoke Instrmnt rotor) which isn’t just an off the shelf version either as the final rotor is being developed specifically for Instrmnt with a unique matte finish and bespoke engraving.
Wonderfully affordable at just £295, it’s of little surprise that this devilishly attractive D-Series Swiss Automatic Dive Watch from Instmnt has taken Kickstarter by storm and flown past its funding target. If you want an adventure ready and effortlessly cool timepiece for your wrist that looks the part and doesn’t break the bank, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better candidate for the role. Head on over to Kickstarter now to get yours with 50% off the RRP.