We present our second diving watch with the name "Lawless". Our project is supported again by Brendan Lawless a professional diver and dive watch enthusiast.
This project has so far taken more than two years to complete and we are now in the home stretch. Please send us a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is possible to view some sample watches in our Hagen store (by prior appointment). This model is available in a very limited quantity of 500 pieces.
Some details about the watch:
42 mm diameter
13 mm height
50.5 mm lug to lug
95 g weight without band
185 g weight incl. 22/18 steel bracelet
available with two different watch case finishings (completely matt brushed or polished the sides)
domed and interior anti-reflective sapphire crystal (3.5 mm thick)
screw-down crown with logo
unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with 120 ratchet
drilled lugs (width inside lugs 22 mm)
dial with applied appliqués (high-quality dial from one of the best dial-manufactories in Germany)
white and black lacquered hands (Swiss Made)
BGW9 Superluminova (best Swiss quality, blue light)
Swiss made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement (adjusted in 5 positions, precision-adjusted in our workshops)
anti-magnetic according to DIN standard 8309
shock-proof according to DIN standard 8308
pressure resistant up to 50 ATM pressure (water density according to DIN 8310)
steel bracelet with folding clasp or rubber strap
stainless steel buckle
high quality leather box
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1,100.00 Euro with rubber strap
1,250.00 Euro with bracelet 22/18 mm
The showpiece of the watch is the stamped steel case back. It is unique in the watch industry to apply such an intricate design in stainless steel using a process normally found on much softer brass coins. It is a very deep engraving of the image creating a 3D effect. Our case manufacturers faced a very difficult task with the extremely high costs to produce such a complicated design. The cost of the engraved caseback base exceeds 5-times the cost of a normal steel case back. Although this type engraved case back has never been tried before, we ventured in to this project so as not to come up with "any" dive watch on the market but to create something new and independent. We consider the design as with all of our watches, very simple and timeless.
The construction of the watch case and the steel bracelet were completley designed by Tourby Watches, we wanted to design a unique piece with parts that could not be found with other maufactures. This design is exclusive to Tourby Watches with the case and the steel bracelet designed so that the watch perfectly fits the wrist without any gaps between the watch and the wrist. The watch case and the steel bracelet brush finish is applied in our Hagen workshops. The teeth of the crown are also again brushed or polished so that they do not cause pressure on the wearers wrist. Using only a 3.1mm thick steel band saves a lot of weight, without compromising the robust feel or functionality. Although the bracelet relies on a well known style we have completely redesigned it. We have greatly improved it to offer maximum comfort to, the width of the steel bracelet tapers from 22 mm to 18 mm at the clasp. The thickness of the links is reduced from 3.5 mm to 3.3 mm then to 3.1 mm, so that the bracelet better suits the 13 mm thick case. Standard bracelets which are straight and have the same thickness throughout are simple to manufacture, this makes the Tourby steel band more than twice as high with the accociated tooling costs. These small details are extremely costly in production but enormously contribute to the comfort of the watch. Finally, the watch must not just wear great during the begining "trial basis" but should still be comfortable and suitable for everyday wearing after years of use. By using drilled lugs changing bands is quick and easy. The rubber strap is specially designed to perfectly fit this case and hugs the wrist perfectly. Again Tourby Watches has not resorted back to standard rubber bands. The watch will delivered in a very high quality and sturdy leather box.
The dials are produced by a reputable manufacturer in Germany and come with raised indexes (appliques). These appliques are painted by hand and placed by hand. Dials like these cost 5 times that of standard dials which are only printed. The appliques are not glued as dials from Asia are. Instead each applique is hand set. There are twice as many dials produced as needed and from these we choose the best examples.
The watch hands are made by a reputable manufacturer in Switzerland
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You can choose between:
a) brushed watch case J3x
polished: only a small angle on the lugs
brushed: everything else
b) brushed/polished mix watch case J2x
polished: side of the watch case, side of the bracelet, crown, bezel
brushed: all middle parts
22/18 mm 3-link bracelet
Ratchet buckle (adjustable in 5 steps)
(only available in standard size for wrists from 14 cm to 19 cm)