It seems like another watch launches on Kickstarter consistently. Many fall into the USD 400 to 600 territory, at any rate for early buyers, however some far surpass USD 1,000. The Marnaut Dark Surge 300m jump watches fall into the previous class, giving remote ocean water-resistance in an appealing, accessible bundle. There’s nothing groundbreaking at first look, however the meticulousness is impressive at the cost and a 300m greatest profundity will interest serious divers, not just sporting enthusiasts. The author of Marnaut, Mario Jutronic, has been conceptualizing the new watches throughout the previous three years, albeit the company itself is new for 2018.
The three watches are indistinguishable other than variations in outside shading. The stainless steel case is an entirely wearable 42mm in measurement and 13mm in stature. Two models are completely brushed and the third is particle plated in dark. There isn’t a crown monitor on any model, yet given that the crown is securely screwed down with twofold O-rings, it should be resilient in just about any circumstance. Marnaut’s logo is stamped on the crown’s end. The screw-down caseback is steel and the dial is secured by a domed sapphire crystal. The serial number working on it back pairs to a QR code on the authenticity card, making a two-factor check system. Scanning the QR code with a smartphone will affirm the serial number on an individual watch.
The dials were inspired by the surface and symmetry of sea imp shells. Jutronic is Croatian and spent a lot of his youth snorkeling in the Adriatic Sea looking for sea urchins. Their exceptional shape and design had a permanent effect. Each dial has 46 metal indices with 34 round ones spread out in a “sea imp” design, arriving at every five-minute marker. It’s an interesting yet not excessively complex design. 12, 3, 6 and 9 numerals are set up, and each list is covered with Super-LumiNova. The hour, moment and candy seconds hands also have lume. The dials are the same on each of the three models, yet the bezels vary on two. There’s a silver anodized aluminum bezel on a brushed steel case with simple five-minute markers and an altered triangle at 12 o’clock. Curiously, the silver bezel does not have lume. The other two models have a dark anodized aluminum bezel with Super-LumiNova on all markers. Each of the three bezels are unidirectional with 120 clicks for a full rotation.
The pulsating heart of the series is a Miyota type 9015 programmed. Presented in 2009, it’s an inexpensive, easily achievable and dependable workhorse from Japan. It has 24 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz), has hours, minutes, focal seconds (hacking) and a date complication (which isn’t used on the Marnaut divers), and a 42-hour power reserve.
The drag width is 20mm and each model comes with two straps, one silicone and one distressed Italian leather. The dark silicone strap comes with all the watches, however the model with a silver bezel has a cream leather strap, the silver with dark bezel has a dim leather strap and the dark plated model has a dark leather strap. Just make certain to stick with silicone when diving.
Each model is restricted to 300 pieces for the first year and early backers on Kickstarter can purchase the two brushed steel models for USD 449 (retail cost of USD 619) and the dark plated model for USD 499 (retail cost of USD 649). Estimated conveyance of the watches is January 2019.
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