moVas : 'Diver' collection

Professional
(Diver Professional pictured)

We don't blame you for going, "Mo-what?"...

Short for 'Movements of Asia' (yes, 'moVas' is mixed in there somewhere), moVas is a home-grown brand that seeks to showcase Asian movements in original designs conceived by trained-architect-turned-artist, Sean Wai.

Professional
(Diver Professional pictured)

The design-driven 30-something has his finger in an eclectic range of interests, ranging from bespoke components for racing bikes to timepieces, as diverse mediums through which to showcase his unique design language.

Professional
(Diver Professional pictured)

The 'Diver' collection isn't the first offering from moVas (moVas is about 1 year old) - its earlier collection was more, but it's certainly one that has made us sit up with some interest.

AG
(Diver AG pictured)

Although these are in concept stage, we expect first deliveries to begin before Christmas 2010. Like the other collections, the 'Diver', which comprises AG (for Avant-Garde), GMT and Professional, will be available in a fixed run of 100 pieces, but in an assortment of colour variants.

AG
(Diver AG pictured)

Although these are in concept stage, we expect first deliveries to begin before Christmas 2010. Like the other collections, the 'Diver', which comprises AG (for Avant-Garde), GMT and Professional, will be available in a fixed run of 100 pieces, but in an assortment of colour variants.

Initial comments point to a strong resemblance in certain elements to many other popular brands, but if you think about it, there are elements in everything else out there that looks like something else from before... of course we're not going to name names since that would be missing the point.

AG
(Diver AG pictured)

Although these are in concept stage, we expect first deliveries to begin before Christmas 2010. Like the other collections, the 'Diver', which comprises AG (for Avant-Garde), GMT and Professional, will be available in a fixed run of 100 pieces, but in an assortment of colour variants.

GMT
(Diver GMT pictured)

Fact is, I'm only showing these particular variants because they appeal to me the most...

GMT
(Diver GMT pictured)

I guess there are many schools of thought to design; some see it as desconstructing (even when something works), while others see it as an evolution.

GMT
(Diver GMT pictured)

Also, mention 'Asian watch' and the usual responses typically involve the words 'replica', 'hommage', 'counterfeit' and 'copy'... this negativity is also part of the reason why moVas makes it a point to create rather than replicate.

DIVER PROFESSIONAL
The idea for our dive watch is to create a masculine, robust and visually striking timepiece while keeping with the rounded square case shape synonymous with our watches. 45mm wide (additional 7mm double crown locking mechanism), 19mm height, it's not for the faint hearted. A big watch for a big man...

The usual dive watch specs are covered, 120 click anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel, crown protector with double crown locking mechanism, Superluminova C3 lume, coloured minute hand, anti-shock and large lume pip.

Beyond that, our professsional diver also features a sub sec, GMT, linear power reserve indicator and a 30atm rating, something exceptionally rare in Asian assembled dive watches. In fact, our dive watches have been tested to much greater depths due to our double seals on ALL openings and a screw down crown with a lock switch.

The bezel design features a CNC machined grip and is intentionally designed to be 6mm high for ease of handling. The additional height also gives the illusion of depth for the dial, making the watch appear more sculptured. The lugs are also designed to hug the wrist better and make for a much better fitting watch for smaller wrists.

DIVER AG
The AG Diver is a totally different take on a 'dive' watch. Where most (including the other dive watches in this collection) highlight their legibility and clarity in the presentation of time, the AG diver does the complete opposite.

It takes the form factor of a dive watch, but strips it of all it's complexities to further highlight it's true sculptural form.

The AG Diver is different to the other designs in that the bezel has countdown markers for 15-0, are monochrome and has a black on black sandwich dial. It is bead blasted for a more modern appearance and comes with our very own unique 2 link stainless steel bracelet with a diver's extension. 50pcs of this design have been produced and each watch is numbered.

DIVER GMT
The usual dive watch specs are covered, 120 click anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel, crown protector with double crown locking mechanism, Superluminova C3 lume, anti-shock and large lume pip.

Beyond that, our GMT diver also features a sub sec, GMT, linear power reserve indicator and a 30atm rating, something exceptionally rare in Asian assembled dive watches. In fact, our dive watches have been tested to much greater depths due to our double seals on ALL openings and a screw down crown with a lock switch.

FAST FACTS : DIVER PROFESSIONAL
CASE
Material : 45mm wide 316L marine grade Stainless steel 7mm crown protector. Lug-lug 53.6mm
Crown: Double locking system, screw down and external lock switch.
Finish : Bead blasted or DLC Black
Glass : Domed 4mm Sapphire glass with AR coating internally
Caseback: Stainless steel, bead blasted and engraved
WR: 300mm/ 30atm

DIAL + STRAP + HANDS
Material: Double thickness Sandwich subdials
Lume : Superluminova C3. White on hands and markers
Strap : Personalised moVas 24mm solid 2 link stainless steel bracelet with diver's extension;
Bead blasted or Black anti-static rubber strap with clasp.
Buckle : Personalised moVas bead blasted stainless steel

MOVEMENT
Maker : Tianjin Seagull Watch Co. Ltd
Model : Caliber 2533
Jewels : 34
Features : Sub-sec at 9H, Linear power reserve indicator at 6H, GMT hand at centre, date window at 3H. Antishock protection system on balance wheel.

FAST FACTS : DIVER AG
CASE
Material : 45mm wide 316L marine grade Stainless steel 7mm crown protector. Lug-lug 53.6mm
Crown: Double locking system, screw down and external lock switch.
Finish : Bead blasted or DLC Black
Glass : Domed 4mm Sapphire glass with AR coating internally
Caseback: Stainless steel, hand brushed and engraved
WR: 300mm/ 30atm

DIAL + STRAP + HANDS
Material: Double thickness Sandwich subdials.
Lume : Superluminova C3. White on hands
Strap : Personalised moVas 24mm solid 2 link stainless steel bracelet with diver's extension. bead blasted or Black anti-static rubber strap with clasp.
Buckle : Personalised moVas bead blasted stainless steel

MOVEMENT
Maker : Tianjin Seagull Watch Co. Ltd
Model : Caliber 2533
Jewels : 34
Features : Sub-sec at 9H, Linear power reserve indicator at 6H, GMT hand at centre, date window at 3H. Antishock protection system on balance wheel.

FAST FACTS : Diver GMT
CASE
Material : 45mm wide 316L marine grade Stainless steel 7mm crown protector. Lug-lug 53.6mm
Crown: Double locking system, screw down and external lock switch.
Finish : Hand Brushed or DLC Black
Glass : Domed 4mm Sapphire glass with AR coating internally
Caseback: Stainless steel, hand brushed and engraved
WR: 300mm/ 30atm

DIAL + STRAP + HANDS
Material: Double thickness Sandwich subdials.
Lume : Superluminova C3. White on hands and markers
Strap : Personalised moVas 24mm solid 2 link stainless steel bracelet with diver's extension. hand brushed or Black anti-static rubber strap with clasp.
Buckle : Personalised moVas hand brushed stainless steel

MOVEMENT
Maker : Tianjin Seagull Watch Co. Ltd
Model : Caliber 2533
Jewels : 34
Features : Sub-sec at 9H, Linear power reserve indicator at 6H, GMT hand at centre, date window at 3H. Antishock protection system on balance wheel.

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