I’ve always like the look of the entire Dievas range of watches, but this model – the Dievas Reaper – well it says it all for me!
For looks it is outstanding and definitely will appeal to the macho in all of us and OK it’s black case, black dial, black numerals – in fact pretty much black everything and yet – Wow! look at the important part – the hour, minute, seconds hand and markers – no question of lack of clarity here and as I say – outstanding.
Great components too with Sapphire Crystal, a Swiss Automatic ETA 2824-2 housed in a premium 316L CNC watch case, which has 30µm layered hardening of the case to 1300 Hv on the Vickers scale(6 times the original hardness of normal stainless steel) – so it don’t scratch too easy!
The bezel is uni-directional, the case is 50m Water Resistant and just 43mm diameter. Let’s face it – it makes most Shocks look prissy!
Striking Superluminova hands are something special in that incredible bright yellow – the contrast is amazing day and night. A good leather strap and steel buckle complete the picture if you can drag your eyes away from those hands!
IF you can get one, then this is a great gift and will undoubtedly elicit a Wow! from the receiver. Now OK it’s been around for a while and was a limited edition, but IF you see one and it’s in good condition I would not hesitate. I actually did see one recently but too late – it was gone!
And whilst it may seem a”mysterious” model it is actually open at the back – well via an exhibition window that is – there you can see the ETA movement ticking away – it’s alive!
Seems to me that once you have one of these models you might just see one in an Estate auction, if the relatives missed it that is – because it is a rare specimen these days and if I could get my hands on one – then it’s Christmas for me whatever the time of year!