Tugela 2.0 – Red

(6 customer reviews)


The Tugela is Draken’s take on one of the most popular watch genres – the dive watch. With it’s 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 second edition of the Tugela, we’ve kept the unique look of the original, but we’ve made some big improvements. For starters, the Tugela comes standard with a steel bead-blasted bracelet. The finish if this bracelet is incredible, with a silky matt finish. Custom moulded integrated end links make it look the ensure a perfect fit with the case.

To get the brightest lume, you need to apply it thick. The indices of the dial will have 10 layers of X1 C3 Superluminova – the brightest lume available. This colour will be matching on the minute hand. 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! We’ve also made the second markers bolder and used a brighter orange for the model name and date window circle.

The 120-click unidirectional bezel has been re-engineered for a tighter fit, ensuring there is no play, but still a satisfying click. The bezel insert is the same matt finish, but the markers are now luminous. The crown is a bit longer, allowing for better grip, and we’ve add lume to the logo on the tip.

You’ll also get a free nylon Zulu strap to match the colour of the bezel.

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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.

6 reviews for Tugela 2.0 - Red

  1. Mike (verified owner)

    The Tegula is as easy to read as any watch on earth and does it without looking like an altimeter. It has a unique style and extreme clarity all while having a warm look thanks to it’s bezel. The unique case shape of this watch also helps it fit better than other 42mm watches. Great piece at an untouchable price. I will be purchasing a second one.

  2. Chris Peet (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it, it arrived much quicker than DHL said it would so a good surprise.
    The watch is stunning and extremely easy to read. I just wish it had a better bracelet and clasp. If you change it to screwed links etc I’ll be having one.

  3. Ro Cliff (verified owner)

    This watch epitomises the benefits of owning a Micro-brand watch. Superb build quality, exceptional design, and wonderful customer service. If you are thinking of buying: a Longines, Tudor, Omega, Oris,Tag or even Chr Ward don’t. Get a Tugela (or two) and save yourself a load of money. I have a collection of 20 automatic watches , the only ones that are on a par with my Tugela are my Muhle Glashutte S.A.R. with a R.R.P. +£1800 and my New Alsta Nautoscaph Super Automatic L E (the watch from Jaws) £795. So, my superb Draken watch, is in exalted company. This watch is the best value for money you can get, and it keeps good time (+4 spd). Also, my watch attracts attention with its stunning wrist presence. I do hope a bronze edition comes next. Mike, thanks for the great customer service and a great watch.

  4. Grant Stevens (verified owner)

    I received my Draken last week.I am very impressed with the watch.The look and feel of the watch is great.The bezel is the best of any of my other watches also the loom is amazing .My only complaint is the strap tapered down to maybe 18 or 20 mm from 24 mm.Thank you very much I love this watch.

  5. Jörg (verified owner)

    Looks great. Feels great! Great!
    I was worried that the watch would be too big for my 6,5″ wrist
    but it just wears fine.

  6. Louis from CANADA (verified owner)

    I jus received mine: Super watch, nice, solid, maded with finest detail. Well done Mike!
    The size if perfect for my small wrist.
    Perfect for sailing, or to drive my car with nylon assorted (antagonistly) bracelet.
    Notes : shipping in 30 hrs from NZ to Can from DHL!

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