Tugela 3.0 – Black

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The Tugela is Draken’s take on one of the most popular watch genres – the dive watch. With its distinct hour indices inspired by the shapes found in Zulu beadwork, and it’s tapering case mirroring the shape of the Protea flower, there is no other dive watch like it. The bead-blasted case helps hide scratches, and the sapphire crystal display ensures clarity for the lifetime of the watch.

For the third edition of the Tugela, the bracelet will be tapered from 22mm to 20mm at the clasp. The clasp has also been upgraded.

To get the brightest lume, you need to apply it thick. The indices of the dial have 10 layers of X1 C3 Superluminova – the brightest luminous paint available. We went even further with the lume and added it to the numbers on the date wheel – we think it’s a pretty cool feature!

The 120-click unidirectional bezel has a crisp, satisfying click, with no play. The bezel insert is the same matt finish as the rest of the watch, with luminous markers in the same X1-C3 paint. The knurled crown provides ample grip, and we’ve even added lume to the logo on the tip.

You’ll also get a nylon Zulu strap to match the colour of the bezel. Spare quick release pins are provided for easy attachment.

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Matt finish with X1-C3 luminous markers.


Seiko NH35A automatic movement with hacking and hand winding.


High-grade 316L bead-blasted stainless steel, punch engraved case back.


Single dome sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating.


120-click unidirectional, aluminium insert.

Water resistance


Strap and bracelet

316L bead-blasted bracelet. Nylon Zulu strap.


42mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 14mm thick, 48.5mm lug to lug.



3 reviews for Tugela 3.0 - Black

  1. Roy Cahyadi


  2. Jan -Tore Berstad (verified owner)

    One week with this watch now, and i can’t take it off. It’s become my favorite watch. Perfect size at 42mm. Excellent lume. And i love the mat lumed bezel(don’t like the shiny ones). Perfect grip crown, and the rare indices makes this watch stand out from the crowd. And the sandblasted finish makes it even nicer. For sure i will come back to Draken watches in the future, and make a new purchase. Thank you again, Michael, for a new favorite watch.

  3. J.M. “Lupo” Ludowicy (verified owner)

    I was late to the game of the Tugela watch as I bought mine over a year after the Kickstarter campaign.

    Shipping from Auckland, New Zealand to Luxembourg, Europe was fast. Contact with the seller was nice and friendly.

    The packaging is top notch as the watch comes in a nice leather case with the Tugela on the leather strap, the Zulu strap, a few spare quick release pins, a credit card sized warranty card and instruction manual and, to top it off, a personal note from Mike, the owner of Draken Watches. Try to get the latter with an Omega, Rolex or Breitling.

    At 42mm the watch is of a nice size that should fit almost anybody. The fit and finish of the thing punches way above its price point. For example the 120-click unidirectional bezel has a really satisfying feel to it with no play whatsoever and the crispest sound this side of breaking glass. Lume is amply applied and lasts through the night except for the date, but hey, look at the size of the font. There’s only so much C3 that can be applied. And how many watches are out there with a lumed date in the first place? The clasp of the leather strap is of the same great quality and finish than the watch itself. The Zulu strap too is a quality item.

    Overall this is a great product that fits well in the category of things where the whole is more than the sum of its parts.


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