Tugela 3.0 – Blue

$721 NZD

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.

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  • 2 year international warranty

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.



316L stainless steel, 42mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 48.5mm lug to lug


Seiko NH35A automatic


Sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating


120-click unidirectional

Water Resistance



Bead-blasted 316L stainless steel with solid end links and engraved clasp, Ballistic nylon Zulu strap

5 reviews for Tugela 3.0 – Blue

  1. Rickard Thonberg (verified owner)

    I love my Tugela watches i have the blue and red the quality is super, the only minus i can think of is the bracelet but it’s not bad it’s much better than on other watches I have

  2. Jordan (verified owner)

    I had spent the last few months surfing the web for my first automatic watch when i came across random robs youtube review of a Tugela. I was very impressed by what I saw.
    I am now the proud owner of a Tugela 2.0 and absolutely love it.

  3. Tony Grainger

    I bought the Tugela 3.0 recently, and successfully resized the bracelet with a watch repair kit, following the instructions provided. After removing 3 links it fits well in the centre of my wrist, and is very comfortable, due mainly I think to the modest lug to lug size. The blue bezel is a beautiful colour, and setting the date and time easy. Legibility is very good and I like the shape of the hands.
    My only criticism is that I find the date hard to read- but this is more due to my old eyes ( late 70’s ).

  4. Stefan H (verified owner)

    New owner to a blue Tugela 3.0 and I am extremely satisfied. The watch is so well built and it came with a fine leather case and an extra Nato strap. Shipment from NZ to Sweden was ultra fast. The date is a little hard to read and I personally think a date is not really necessary at all on this watch. But still I will give this watch ( and the customer service) 5 of 5.
    This watch will be a great companion when I am out hiking.

    Image #1 from Stefan H
  5. Kevin Pereira (verified owner)

    Received mine today. Got it resized and on my hand. I was worried about the weight but the bracelet is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever had. It doesn’t feel heavy at all. The lume is terrific. Mike was great to deal with, even throwing in the leather strap when I contacted him and asked if he could, even though I didn’t put the Peter K promo code into the order. This is one of the best watches in my collection. Dare I say that it competes with my Zelos Great White in arm presence.

    • Mike (store manager)

      Thanks Kevin for the wonderful review!

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