From the moment they were re-introduced, the Bulova Oceangrapher (aka the Devil Diver due to the 666 ft WR rating on the dial) has been popular. We reviewed the first go-round (seen here), and we should be doing the same with this latest version very soon – the Bulova Oceangrapher GMT.
When it comes to adding complications to a dive watch, there are really only a few choices you’ve got. Sure, you could jam whatever you want into the case, but if you want to preserve the legibility of things to use it as an actual diver, you’re more limited. And you don’t want a chrongraph, since you shouldn’t use those pushers under water. So, that just leaves my personal favorite complication, the GMT.
In this case, it’s utilizing the Miyota 9075 movement, which is a Traveller GMT setup. What this means is that, when you land in your destination, you can quickly adjust the hour hand to local time, and the second timezone will remain untouched. And, should you want to track a third time zone, the divers bezel has been swapped for a 24-hour bezel, so you can easily do that as well (so much for timing your dive, though).
Ultimately, what this gets you is a pretty interesting option for your travels. With the robust case offering protection to the movement, you’ll be set for whatever the travels throw at you, and the GMT hand will help you keep track of the time back home. The versions on the bracelet (including the root beer variant) come in at $1,395, while the grey version on the urethane strap is $1,295. Check out the full Oceangrapher range over at bulova.com
Tech Specs from Bulova
- MOVEMENT: 9075
- Powered by the release of a wound spring, mechanical movements never require a battery. Automatic mechanical movements have an oscillating weight that winds the spring with the motion of the wearer’s arm.
- CASE WIDTH (MM): 41
- LUG WIDTH (MM): 20
- Blue, black, or white
- Luminous Hands and Markers
- STRAP TYPE
- Bracelet, Stainless Steel
- CASE MATERIAL
- Silver-Tone Stainless Steel
- Rose gold-tone stainless steel
- Grey stainless steel
- Safety Fold Over Clasp with Push Buttons (bracelet)
- Buckle (urethane)
- CRYSTAL: Double Curved Sapphire Box Crystal
- WATER-RESISTANCE: 200M
- ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
- Date at 3 o’clock