One other level on this watch’s favor, though this is perhaps a degree of rivalry amongst some, is that the Deepstar II isn’t a watch that really existed within the Aquastar catalog through the model’s authentic run. Because the model places it, the watch is the results of a thought experiment that imagines what an Aquastar diver would appear like if the quartz disaster had by no means occurred. Whereas to my eye it nonetheless makes use of a design language that’s rooted proper within the 70s, it stays a powerful interpretation of what made Aquastar particular. Rick Marei, the dive watch collector and fanatic behind the Aquastar relaunch (in addition to Tropic Rubber straps, ISOfrane, Synchron, and so on.) consulted with Marc Jasinski, designer of the unique Deepstar, on the challenge, so there’s official Aquastar heritage operating by this one.
The Deepstar II runs on a Sellita SW-290 automated motion with the date wheel eliminated (no phantom click on). The water resistance is 200 meters, and pre-orders ship with each a leather-based and Tropic Rubber strap (a beads of rice type bracelet will even be offered individually). Three dial variants will seem at launch: Metal Gray, Classic Black, and Blue Ray. The pre-order worth is $1,490, and full retail is $1,890. Supply is predicted by December. Aquastar