Retras Dive Watches

We’ve always had a soft spot for dive watches here at Coolector HQ and that love is ramped up when said timepieces are born from a passion for horology. That’s the case of Retras Dive Watches who are the brainchild of Axel Schijns who, at the age of 5, was walking with his father and found a German automatic Dive watch and his fascination for watches began. Fast forward a few decades and he’s created this mighty attractive and wonderfully well timepieces that will add a touch of class to any wrist.

Built for adventure, these Retras Dive Watches are heavily influenced and inspired by the watch Schijns discovered all those years ago and we’re all the more enamoured with their aesthetics as a result. If you like your dive watches to have a traditional vibe, these will be right up your street. Boasting a price tag of €1199, these classy timepieces are overflowing with fine features that will not let you down when you head into the deep blue sea.

Robust Performance, Vintage Aesthetic

Needless to say, any watches which are designed for use beneath the waves need to be made of tougher stuff and that’s something which can certainly be applied to these excellent looking Retras Dive Watches. Crafted from a 316L stainless steel case, ready for any adventure, these effortlessly cool watches from Retras has a streamlined 38.5 mm wide profile, with a bidirectional, aluminium inlay, printed bezel and a dome Plexiglas.

With a 100m water resistance, these Retras Dive Watches (€1199) have got you covered for all your diving adventures and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the number of turned heads that you create with their devilishly dapper old school charm. These first class timepieces from Retras have a ST 1-11 Swiss automatic movement which is both incredibly reliable and robust and serves as the beating heart for the high quality performance of these timepieces.

Everywhere you look with the design of these Retras Dive Watches there is a real attention to detail and clear love of timepieces built for the sea and underwater adventures. A few of the other stand out elements of their design includes 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, a power reserve of some 44 hours and each one comes with two straps – one nato strap in green/black and one stylish, leather strap.

Limited Edition Offering

If you like to add a touch exclusivity to your wrist, these Retras Dive Watches will be right up your street. Only 50 will be made available and each of the superb looking timepieces is hand assembled in the Netherlands to exacting standards so the quality on offer in the finished product really is second to none.

Dive watches are something that we’ve got a lot of time for here at Coolector HQ and when they’re small batch offerings made with passion, this love increases exponentially. The fantastic Retras Dive Watches possess the sort of vintage vibes we typically gravitate towards and, at just €1199, they represent excellent value for money.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.