SKU: 100107.024VT

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The Nautical Cricket was introduced in 1961 as a true diver's instrument, taking the functionality of the mechanical alarm a step further with the addition of decompression tables built right into the dial. It was designed with the help of diver Hannes Keller who, at the time, held the record for deepest dive (222 meters). The 16 holes in the case back meant the alarm was audible even at these depths. All this to minimize risk to the diver who did not have access to the kinds of diver computers their contemporaries enjoy today. A cursory glance at the Nautical might leave you scratching your head. Seemingly random numbers litter the inner dial space, there's a long aperture revealing even more numbers. It's a lot to take in right off the bat and can be intimidating to the casual wearer. What's all this about? These arrangements of numbers are decompression times for divers descending to depths beyond 20 meters. Again, useful stuff for divers in the 60's or those who go deep sans dive computer. Turning the crown at 4 o'clock adjusts the long aperture on the inner dial, revealing different sets of numbers that correlate necessary decompression times based on the depth of your dive.

  • Collection: Nautical
  • Gender: Men
  • Dial color:  Black
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Water resistance: 30 bar ( 300m / 1000ft)
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Shape: Round
  • Case size: 42mm
  • Band material:  Leather

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