I love it when a watch is born out of a need by someone in the business – and this is such a one. The Aegir CD-2 Diver Watch.
The specifications are as follows –
A German manufactured 316 stainless steel case, brushed finish with a Helium relief value and well protected (shrouded) 7mm screw down crown. The movement is a mechanical automatic Soprod A10 Swiss caliber with 25 jewels. The dial has applied hour markers, filled with Superluminova BGW-9C1 and the dimensions are 42mm diameter, 50.5mm lug to lug and 14mm height. The crystal is sapphire, domed and anti-scratch with inside anti-reflect coating. Strap width is 24mm, the bezel is unidirectional 60 clock with engraved minute markings in black and the Water Resistance is 701 metres.
What else can I say – except to quote directly from Aegir’s web site –
“Ægir Watches CD-1 concept was born in the mid 90′s on a quay in Fort William Scotland, on a rainy summer’s day, but at the time I never realized it. It stayed in the back of my mind, and it was not until early 2007, that I decided on the design while waiting in the dive bell for the divers to return. And refined the idea over subsequent dives and many long hours of decompression before eventually handing it over to a designer.”