It feels like it has been quite some time since I wrote about a dive watch (Matt has been covering those more as of late), and I know it has been a good long while since we had Prometheus on our pages (you can see the last article here). We will address both of those lapses with a talk about the Prometheus Piranha.
The Piranha definitely has an old-school feel to it, and the brand does claim inspiration from the 60s and 70s. This is prevalent in the 44mm steel case, which has that shrouded look. Rather than being rounded off, they have gone with a more angular look, complete with multiple surface finishes. To my eyes, this gives a more modernized look to the case shape.
While some of the dials (particularly the orange one) and the 60-click diving bezel continue that vintage theme, there definitely some modern upgrades. First off is the 500m WR rating that comes along with a HEV (yes, you will never use this, but they are popular for some reason).
The crystal is up-to-date as well, being sapphire with AR coating on the underneath. All of this is in place to protect the Miyota 9015 automatic movement ticking away inside the case. Last, but not least, the C3 Superluminova should blow away anything you find on a watch from the period the Piranha imitates.
All in all, this looks to be another solid entry from the brand. The Prometheus Piranha is available in one of four dial colors for a price of $428. Prometheus has made a name for themselves with affordable divers like this, and it looks to be a solid entry, if you’re in the market for a new dive watch. prometheuswatch.com
- Brand & Model: Prometheus Piranha
- Price: $428 (€339)
- Who we think it might be for: This is for the person who likes the looks of vintage divers, but really wants modern reliability
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: Probably not – this particular case style is not my favorite vintage design
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: I’d say the strap could do with an upgrade – drop the PU, and go for a true rubber one, or perhaps a waterproof leather.
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: The overall look – to my eyes its an update homage to the 60s and 70s
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