While I might hesitate to use the label “indie diver” for Deep Blue, I think it’s safe to say that is the category in which they belong. Compared to most of the brands you might lump in there, they are relatively long in the tooth, but I think that staying power says something about the brand. To commemorate hitting their 10-year anniversary, they have released a special watch.
That watch? Well, it’s a mouthful – it’s the Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited Edition. What I dig about this particular watch is that it’s a classic diver – big and bold, and quite obviously built to a task (look at those giant sword hands!) Of course, keeping things very much Deep Blue, the lume is bombastic (and what is originally caught my eye with the brand so many years ago).
I also like the fact that they offer the new watch in a Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited Edition of styles and colors. For being a limited edition, there are actually thirteen different variants. All share the same specs (you can see all of those below), but bring in different case finishes, dial styles, and handset colors. Basically, if you like divers and you can’t find a color combo that you like? Well, then, there’s just no help for you.
Deep Blue has been putting out great dive watches for 10 years now (well, at least from what I’ve read, I’ve not actually seen on in person), and the Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited Edition looks to continue that trend as well. Depending on the variant, you can pick up one of these ETA 2824-2 driven beasties for between $800 and $900, which is a nice price to pay for a 2000m diver with a ceramic bezel, a Swiss movement, and the crazy lume the brand puts on their pieces. deepbluewatches.com
- Brand & Model: Deep Blue “Master 2000 Diver” Limited Edition
- Price: $833 and up (at current sale prices)
- Who we think it might be for: You want yourself a rough-n-tough diver that will light up the night (without using tritium)
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: As much as I am fascinated-from-afar by the brand, this one I would likely pass on – case size is just a tad oversized to my preferences
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: Spot-on for an anniversary watch – it just says “Deep Blue” through and through
Tech Specs from Deep Blue
- 45mm case, 16mm thick, 22mm Lugs , 316L Stainless Steel
- Swiss Automatic Movement ETA 2824-2 Movement 24 Jewels, 28,880 VPH
- Anti-Magnetic to 70,000 a/m
- Sapphire Crystal 4mm thick with Inside AR coated
- 2000 Meters – 6600 Feet Water resistant
- Ceramic Luminous Bezel (scratch Resistant ) with BGW9 BLUE/Org Superluminova, 120 Click Uni –Directional
- Superluminova -Luminous Hour Markers, and Hands
- Helium Release Valve –Recessed
- Screw down crown and Screw down caseback
- Push Button Deploy Clasp, Full links, Half Links, Screws in Bracelet, Divers Wetsuit Extension