Tugela 3.0 – Red

$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

8 reviews for Tugela 3.0 – Red

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    Image #1 from Jörg
  3. 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.

    Image #1 from Grant Stevens
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    Image #1 from Chris Peet
  6. 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.

  7. Jeff Pipe (verified owner)

    I received my order within a week, here in Johannesburg, South Africa. Incredibly fast turn around and WOW what fantastic value for money. It is everything promised and more. I have been collecting watches for years and this watch is a 10 out of 10. The extra straps and the leather carry case with the the personal note makes this watch even more special. This watch is incredible!

    • Mike (store manager)

      Thanks for the awesome review Jeff. Enjoy the watch!

  8. Tim Fish (verified owner)

    Can’t say enough good about this watch. By far the best value for money watch in my collection. Mike, your personal touches make the buying experience extra special. LOVE MY DRAKEN!

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