Earlier this year, Aquastar made a big splash with the release of their Deepstar 39mm Chronograph. The release would prove to be significant being that it took the slightly larger 41mm Deepstar Chronograph and compressed the case proportions, making the watch more appealing to a wider range of wrist sizes. Aquastar followed up the introduction of the Deepstar 39mm Chronograph by recently adding the popular sunburst green Greenwich dial to the 39mm chronograph line. As the year comes to a close, Aquastar announced that they had one more release up their sleeve. This time around, Aquastar is introducing a brand new dial color to the range, but instead, it’s the Deepstar II that gets the call with the Aquastar Deepstar II Silver Star.
The Deepstar II takes all the unique traits of the Deepstar chronograph and incorporates them into a more compact package. Unlike the 41mm Deepstar and its 39mm sibling, the Deepstar II 37mm case size is authentic to the Aquastar watches produced in the 60’s and 70’s. The dial initially gives the illusion that the Deepstar II is a chronograph as well, but looking more closely, this is an entirely different watch. The subdials have flipped positions and the case no longer sports a set of chronograph pushers making the DSII a time only model. Overall, the Deepstar II is an interesting reference within the Aquastar catalog since it’s a representation of what the brand would have produced before the company changed hands and ultimately went in a different direction.