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Kobold Soarway Diver SEAL Tactical Ref. KD 832129

Posted by wristwatch on August 26, 2007

Limited to only ten pieces per year, the SEAL Tactical is among the most coveted Kobold watches in production.  Designed in collaboration with professional deep-sea divers, the SEAL is waterproof to depths of 1,000 meters (3,300 feet).  Thanks to a case made from lightweight aerospace-grade titanium, the SEAL Tactical weighs only 111 grams on a canvas military strap, 30% less than the model crafted from stainless steel. In addition, the SEAL Tactical has a black PVD-coated case, distinguishing it from other watches not only by its sheer size but also by its ominous appearance.

Conceived with high-stress military and civilian underwater activity in mind, the SEAL is solid and reliable. Its bold dimensions and intriguingly simple lines give it a distinct presence on the wearer’s wrist.

The Soarway Diver SEAL is a minimalist’s watch, and it does not display the date; it is specifically geared towards professional divers.  It features a design specifically geared towards professional divers, including a helium escape valve, allowing users to engage in saturation diving.  In addition, every SEAL is equipped with a thick secondary interior case, made from soft iron, which shields the automatic-winding movement against the effects of magnetism.  Designed to be the most rugged of all Kobold watches, the SEAL features two shock-resistance systems.  The first system, INCABLOC, is integrated into the movement and comes standard in all Kobold watches.  The second system, SAS, was designed for the SEAL and has been patented.  Unlike INCABLOC, which is part of the movement, SAS is integrated into the case and acts as a back-up system that protects the movement against extremely strong shocks.

Kobold’s Soarway Diver SEAL Titanium comes on a solid titanium bracelet with screw-locked links.  The Soarway bracelet has been specially modified to accommodate 22mm lugs and the robust weight of the case.  The bracelet is attached by a patented screw-locked system, preventing the watch from being torn off the wearer’s wrist. The watch arrives in a hand-crafted wood collector’s box and on a black PVD-coated titanium bracelet with folding clasp and diver’s extension.

* movement ETA 2824-A2; Swiss-made;
* winding automatic mechanism
* jewels 21
* balance Glucydur
* mainspring Nivarox 1
* functions hours, minutes, seconds;
* 40 hours power reserve, integrated shock resistance system (INCABLOC)
* case aerospace grade titanium; pvd-coated surfaces
* inner case made from soft iron (cylinder, back plate, dial plate); secondary shock resistance system (SAS)
* 44.0 mm diameter (bezel end to bezel end);
* 47.5 mm diameter overall (bezel end to crown end);
* 53.5 mm length overall (lug end to lug end);
* 22 mm lug width (between lugs; measures strap width);
* 17.75 mm height overall
* crystal synthetic sapphire; domed, anti-reflective (inside only); extra-thick
* crown screw-locked; signed
* bezel rotating; uni-directional with count-up minute scale
* back titanium (aerospace grade); screw-locked
* waterproof (100 atm/3,330 ft with crown locked);
* (3 atm/100 ft with crown unlocked); antimagnetic (80,000 a/m); shock-resistant; pressure-proof to 100 atmospheres;



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