Benarus Bronze Moray 42 01There are a couple of companies producing dive watches with cushion cases, and I have seen quite a few bronze divers of late, but there are not a lot of bronze divers with a cushion case.  Well the Benarus Bronze Moray 42 is here to help fill that niche.  Offered in two dial colors with 2 design options each, this limited production watch is a statement on your wrist.

Benarus Bronze Moray 42 04Tucked away behind the attractive screw down case back is an anti-magnetic shield, protecting the ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.  The 42 mm CuSn8 bronze alloy case sits 16mm tall and is a pretty stout 153 grams.  There are two color option, green and graphite, and each color comes with either a numbered version or a ‘darts version,’ with bars and darts for indices.

Personally, I like the numbers, but the graphite is sold out, with only 8 of the total run of 50 in that version.  There were 26 green with numbers produced, and 8 each in the green and graphite dart versions.  There are also three strap options, black, brown and red/brown leather, each with a second rubber strap for the water activities, and all are secured with screw in lugs.

Benarus Bronze Moray 42 02The watch also has some of the other “standard” diver overkill features, like a 1,000 meter depth rating and a helium escape valve.   It also has a domed sapphire crystal, which is pretty enough to make me overlook the overkill.  Yes, it is over $1,000, but there are some nice features, like the domed crystal, the anti-magnetic shield, the ETA movement, and the limited production run of 50 that make it worth considering.

 Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Benarus Bronze Moray 42
  • Price:  $1,320
  • Who we think it might be for: Someone who wants a colorful look on their wrist.
  • Would I buy or recommend it just on the photos?:  My favorite is already sold out.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Should have made more of the graphite dial with numbers.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch:  I like bronze cases.

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Last Update: October 27, 2014

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