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The Benguela

A dive watch designed for extreme depths,
and versatile enough for any adventure.


At Draken, we pride ourself in creating pieces with an original design language. Our first model, the Tugela, set the foundation for our case design, with it’s tapered sides inspired by the Protea flower. It’s domed crystal sapphire merges with the bezel creating a distinct profile.


The multi-layered dial of the Benguela features applied bead-blasted indices mirroring the case finish, large cut-out luminous indices (sandwich effect), make for a highly legible dial, both day and night. 


We wanted the Benguela to be over engineered. If we built it to withstand ridiculous extremes, it’ll be able to cope with a little 4-day hike in the bush. With sapphire crystal, 500m water resistance, Viton gaskets, and two work horse movement options, you wont have to think twice about where you go with the Benguela. 


Each Benguela will come with a bracelet AND a natural rubber dive strap, both featuring quick release pins to make strap changing a breeze. Optional leather straps are available for a more causal look.

  • $1,328 NZD
  • $1,328 NZD
  • $1,328 NZD
  • $885 NZD
  • $885 NZD
  • $885 NZD



Sandwich dial, with custom bead-blasted applied indices. X1-Old Radium Super-LumiNova®


Japan SII NH35A automatic or Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic.


High grade 316L stainless steel with bead-blasted finish. Moulded case back.


3.7mm thick domed sapphire crystal with 10x anti-reflective coating.


120-click unidirectional rotating bezel with luminous 12h marker.

Water resistance

500m water resistance.

Strap and bracelet

NBR rubber divers strap and bead-blasted bracelet with quick release pins.


43mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 15mm thick, 52mm lug to lug.

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