Deep Blue Watches is a brand that definitely knows its niche. Over the years they have been active, Deep Blue has produced dive watch after dive watch. They have covered bases from lower priced quartz to Miyota automatic movements to Swiss. Their watches are big, beefy and command attention. Recently the brand released another new model that again fits the mold, the Deep Star 1000 Automatic.
- Case: 316L Stainless Steel
- Movement: Miyota 9015
- Dial: Black or Blue
- Lume: Vintage Green Superluminova
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Stainless Steel Shark Mesh Bracelet
- Water Res.: 1000M
- Dimensions: 45 x 54mm
- Thickness: 16mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- Price: $999
Right off the bat you can tell that Deep Blue was not messing around. The case is a substantial piece of steel at 45mm in diameter and 54mm in length with a height of 16mm. The cushion case hearkens back to dive watches of the 1960s and 1970s, making this one of the most stylish pieces in Deep Blue’s collection. At three you have a large screw down crown flanked by chunky guards, and off 9 o’clock a helium escape valve for those that really do use the watch for serious diving. Of which, with its 1000M water resistance, it is certainly capable. The Deep Star has a solid case back showing the number of the watch out of 5,000 and behind the case back beating away inside is the Citizen Miyota 9015.
The dial of the Deep Star comes in either black or blue with matching bezels. The dial design is reminiscent of the Aquastar Benthos made in the 1960’s. The indices are lumed with vintage green Superluminova and the 3, 6, 9 and 12 markers are mirrored on either side. The chapter ring has an interesting design with thicker and thinner indices alternating every five minutes, giving almost a sense of motion. The hour and minute hands have a ladder design, splitting up the lume, while the seconds hand is fully colored. The ceramic bezel is unidirectional and turns with 120 clicks. The bezel markers are also fully lumed for great visibilty. Accompanying the watch is a 22mm stainless steel mesh bracelet. The bracelet has a push-button deploy and safety clasp and really rounds out the vintage look.
The Deep Blue Deep Star 1000 is currently available from the Deep Blue website and will set you back $999 USD – right now the watch is on sale for 40% off at $599 but no word on how long that will last.