The return of Tornek-Rayville brought us a modern TR-660 last year, a watch that hit the sweet spot for fans of MKII, military watch affianados, and dive watch enthusiasts alike. Judging by its perpetual ‘sold out’ status, at least. We found a lot to love in the TR-660 in our review of it right here, and it certainly had many of us keen on what a sophomore release might look like. Today, Tornek-Rayville welcomes the Paradive to its ranks, representing their take on the military watch specification MIL-W-50717. That name, and indeed the watch itself, may look a little familiar if you’ve followed MKII for any length of time, as their homage to the Benrus Type 1. The Paradive is migrating to the Tornek-Rayville arm of MKII as the Paradive Class B. Oh, and in case you missed it, Tornek-Rayville is now a subdivision of MKII.
The Paradive Class B will look familiar, as it’s based on the well recognized framework introduced with the Type 1. The Class B gets a curved three piece case, including a press fit crystal made of synthetic sapphire to prevent crazing, a screw in caseback with single piece stem, and beefier spring bars (both 2.5mm and 1.8mm options are included). A proprietary non-radioactive (phew) lume is used on the dial, and appears in crisp white against a matte black base. The 120-click bezel is now unidirectional, and is offered with your choice of either aluminum or acrylic insert.