Strapping the Aquadive Poseidon GMT to your wrist feels a little bit like hopping into a time machine. This heavy-duty diver draws heavy inspiration from the brand’s own back catalog. It’s got all the vintage looks and funky charm of a ’70s dive watch, but it’s built with modern materials to exacting standards that result in a robust, modern 500m dive watch. The brand has had its share of ups and downs throughout the decades (flourishing in the ‘60s and ‘70s, shutting down in the ‘80s, followed by a major revival in 2011). Today, they’re coming in strong with their Poseidon range of watches.
Launching today, Aquadive’s Poseidon GMT boasts a new slimmer design that’s less chunky than what you’d expect it to be, measuring in at a reasonable 12mm thick. Limited to just 300 pieces, the Poseidon GMT is a collaboration between Aquadive and Poseidon dive equipment, a premier manufacturer of cutting-edge dive gear and a company well known among dive watch enthusiasts for its relationship with Doxa. Let’s dive right in.
Editor’s update 9/21/19: The sample that was sent for review and is featured here is a prototype. After some last minute changes, we confirmed that the final specs include 1,000 meters (not the 500m previously reported) of water resistance and no HEV, which you can see in the sample here.