Benguela – Blue ETA 2824-2

$1,229 NZD excl. tax

Benguela - Blue ETA 2824-2 $1,229 NZD excl. tax

As unique as the trail you blaze.

The Benguela is not for everyone; it is for the few. The few who dare to embrace adventure with both hands and experience every thrilling second. 

The Benguela is aptly named after the ocean current off the west coast of South Africa – an environment that is harsh and beautiful, the peril of many a wayward ship.


A tool watch with all the features you would expect to see from a professional diving instrument,  it was built to be as rugged as the dive tools you trust.

The case features an offset knurled crown at 4 o’clock, tucked away for comfort. At 2 o’clock is the HEV (Helium Escape Valve), designed to equalise internal pressure of the watch when returning from extended periods at extreme depths.

The hooded lugs are a modern interpretation of some of the lesser-known dive brands of yore, giving the watch a distinct and aggressive character. Turn the watch over and you’ll see an incredibly deep and detailed engraving of a sea monster, inspired by the Paper Nautilus myth from South African folklore.

The dial is precisely crafted with slabs of bead-blasted steel, set on top of a sandwich dial, for a display with incredible depth. When the sun sets, the markers of the Benguela will continue to glow, thanks to a heavy application of X1-Old Radium Swiss Super-LumiNova™. The custom date wheel is also luminous, ensuring legibility even during the twilight hours.

The heart of this beast is the tried and true Swiss-made ETA 2824-2. This is a solid work-horse movement with 25 jewels, 38 hour power reserve, Incabloc shock protection, and both hacking and hand-winding features.

The bezel is a solid stainless construction, with precise 120-clicks that feel extremely solid and reliable. A luminous pip at 12h indicates the start time of a dive. 

Each watch comes standard with a bead-blasted bracelet with micro adjust clasp, and a natural rubber strap, perfect for water sports of any kind. For a more casual look, we recommend the thick leather strap.

Specifications

Case

316L stainless steel, 43mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 52.3mm lug to lug

Movement

ETA 2824-2 automatic

Crystal

Single dome sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating

Bezel

120-click unidirectional

Water Resistance

500m

Bracelet/Strap

Bead-blasted 316L stainless steel with solid end links and engraved clasp, Natural rubber strap