Aquastar makes some fairly unique divers and their Deepstar II is particularly interesting. Based on a 1963 design, the watch features a smaller, 37mm case and a bezel that enables calculating multiple dive and decompression times. This model is designed to look like the Deepstar IIs of yore with a reduced feature set and, thankfully, a reduced price.

The watch runs a Swiss movement with a running seconds at 9 o’clock. It comes on a classy seatbelt-style nylon strap and is waterfast to 20ATM.

From the release:

Housed in an eminently wearable 37mm stainless steel case, the new Deepstar II retains the function-first ethos and proportions of the pioneering Deepstar Chronograph from 1962, as well as two of Aquastar’s key identifiers: the rotating timing bezel bearing the brand’s own “no decompression” table used to time repeated dives (the first and only of its kind). It also features the emblematic “cyclops” style mono-compax counter originally devised by Aquastar founder and innovator Frederic Robert. Unique to the Deepstar II, this detail now houses the running seconds register at 9:00. Like the Deepstar Chronograph, the Deepstar II bears 200 meters of water resistance, and is powered by a top-grade Swiss-made automatic movement. 

You can pre-order the watch here for a surprising $1,490.00, $400 off the final retail price.

ByJohn 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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