DIAL & HANDS
A classy and highly luminous dial was of great importance, with a sandwich construction and generous layers of Superluminova C3 on the lower layer and BGW9 filled indices. The textured dial is made with great amount of attention to detail. The dial features raised (applied) polished hour markers and printed AUDRIC Logo. The hands are Rhodium plated which gives that extra shine and durability for longer years. The lume on the dial, hands, and bezel is a heavy dose of BGW9 that glows a blue all night long. The watch is absolutely free from harmful coatings like nickel. Dial also has color indicated depth gauge for visual reference.
Powering the AUDRIC SeaBorne 500 M is the Swiss Workhorse Sellita SW 200-1 Premium Grade Movement with Incabloc and Elabore grade. These movements are hugely employed by the most renowned firms in the field of horology. They are very accurate and built to last for many years. The balance runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour and the movement hacks, comprising 26-jeweled bearings. They deliver a 38 hour power to the timepiece when fully charged /wound. The movement is regulated to 5 positions for precise time keeping.
CRYSTAL AND BEZEL
A Double Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass for the extraordinary mechanical properties it exhibits rather than the Mineral Crystal Glass alternatives seen in most watches. Multiple layers of anti-reflective coating are added to the underside of the crystal in addition to the double dome, ensuring a high degree of clarity and minimal light distortion. The crystal is also treated underneath with 5 layers of anti-reflective coating allowing you to get a clear view of the dial at all times, both indoors and outdoors. The crystal is 4.5 mm thick in the center and tapers down to 4.3 mm at the sides. This enables water tight setup for the watch at all circumstances.
The bezel insert is made of sapphire, an extremely robust material that is higher scratch resistance, a “nearly indestructible” property, strength and superior longevity as opposed to the traditional ceramic, steel or aluminium alternatives. Despite the higher material costs, the choice was clear especially since we built the SeaBorne as a sport diver watch. The sapphire insert is engraved and filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 pigment for excellent low/no light visibility.
The 60-minute bezel is unidirectional (120 clicks) as per ISO/DIN specification for diving safety i.e. it cannot accidentally bump down dive time.
CROWN, CASE & CASEBACK
The screwdown crown which is placed at the contemporary position of 3 o’clock is etched with the logo of the brand and filled with BGW9 lume for easy access at night. A helium escape value is housed at the 9 o’clock, is a feature found on some diving watches. It provides functionality for professional divers operating at great depths for prolonged periods of time or under saturation.
The Seaborne case is made of 316 L stainless steel which is also called as surgical steel. This is a high grade, metallurgically strong steel that has a greater resistant to corrosives – both of industrial and biological origin. Due to its effectiveness in high-stress situations, more specifically in contexts that present remarkable levels of acidity, it is also highly appreciated in marine environments. The Diver is created from a blend of angular aerodynamic surfaces and exceptional components. This makes the AUDRIC SeaBorne 500 an elegant yet competent diver’s gear.
The Case-back of the AUDRIC Seaborne 500 has an engraving of a Sea Turtle which symbolizes strength, endurance and agility. Throughout history, many cultures adopted Sea Turtles as symbols for many different themes as well. Because of their long lifespan, sea turtles often symbolize patience, wisdom, endurance, and good luck. … A turtle’s shell is strong enough to carry the weight of the continent on its back, and with it their actual home. There is also a serial number engraved on each case back to make it unique. “000/000”
The bracelet is 22mm at the lug and 20mm at the adjustable ratchet buckle. The buckle is milled out and with 3 micro-adjust positions. The lug holes are screwed with high grade screw bars for easy removal of the bracelet. Solid endlinks for that extra toughness and balance. Satin Brushed and Polished links give an excellent aesthetic feel for this watch. The SeaBorne will ship in a black luxury box with warranty card, and extra spring bars. The AUDRIC logo is engraved on the buckle.
J W –
Bought through Kickstarter. Communication and updates were timely. Watch delivered close to predicted production. The watch is beautiful. The sapphire and anti reflective coating makes the dial pop. The design is classic, yet unique enough to stand out, especially for those who know watches. It is a big watch, but fits me very well. The bracelet is very well designed and functional. The watch has only lost 1 minute in a month, so the movement was well calibrated. Would recommend highly.