A cenote is an underground lake. If you’ve ever been to Riviera Maya you’ll probably have seen ads for them on the side of the road. But the best ones and the most beautiful ones are the hardest to find and traverse.

The Hydrosphere Cenote by Reservoir is a watch designed for divers and, in theory, you should be able to strap one on and explore some underwater caves. It’s a big, bold piece with a unique movement that features a jump hour indicator, a retrograde minutes hand, and a clever bezel designed specifically for diving. The watch features a 45mm bronze case with satin finish and comes on a nylon strap.

From the release:

The Hydrosphere Cenote watch features a green dial with sundial nishes, the color shades of which recall the contrasting waters of the cenote. The Hydrosphere Cenote takes its design and functionality from diving manometers and redenes the aesthetic codes of the diving watch. Featuring a 45mm-diameter bronze case and a unidirectional ceramic rotating bezel with double graduation for reading dive-stop times, the watch is water-resistant to 250 meters. This new model is equipped with 3 complications : the jumping hour, the retrograde minute and the power reserve, and it is equipped with the new RESERVOIR RSV-240 watchmaking caliber. This caliber oers a 56-hour power reserve and combines a patented proprietary module of three complications associated with an optimized manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base).

The watch costs $4,600 and is available now. Reservoir is famous for its unique time-telling features – the retrograde and jump hour hands are the most interesting right now – and it’s honestly a lovely watch. Although I probably wouldn’t buy a bronze watch anymore, this guy is definitely bold enough for some Riviera Maya diving and, after the dip, a trip for some fish tacos on the beach.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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