When the opportunity arose to create a special-edition watch with Reservoir, it was without hesitation that we asked for it to be on the Hydrosphere platform. And as it turns out, we had the perfect theme.
We will be opening our first physical retail shop, in the Maldives in the beginning of 2021.
To celebrate our launch in this diving and water sports mecca, we decided with Reservoir to create a very special version of the Hydrosphere — one that evokes the sun as it dips into the water.
The setting sun is a promise that it will rise once again tomorrow, bringing with it a brand-new day.
It symbolises the beginning of 2021, a year that we know will bring a renewal of hope, optimism and prosperity to the world.
In the context of a diving watch, bronze was always the material that was used to create ancient marine elements like hardware, oarlocks, latches and even propellers.
The use of bronze gave our Hydrosphere the sense that it was an artifact from a Jules Verne fantasy.
We loved the idea of this watch developing a beautiful patina because it would be used in the stunning blue waters of the Maldives.
To complement the bronze case, we found a dial with the perfect colour of the sunset, and complemented by a beautiful sunray effect emanating from the centre.
Then, we found the perfect tone of brown ceramic for the bezel insert.
The indexes on the dial of the watch are rose gold in colour, filled with luminous material, then applied to the dial for an extra touch of vibrancy and richness from the regular production watch.
The entire design was an interesting exercise in playing with much warmer colour codes, such as the cream coloured Luminova used on the bezel.
The end-result is a watch with a totally different character — much warmer and somehow sensual — and we love it.
With the watch, we include a rubber strap and a NATO strap with bronze hardware and keepers.
The NATO strap is of an all-new design and is exclusive to the Revolution model.
The NATO strap will, however, only be sent to you at a later date.
A third ZULU strap with bronze keepers will be included in the box, as our way of saying thanks.
The Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution “The Maldives Edition” will be made in a limited edition of 100 pieces and is priced at USD 4,400. It also comes with a waterproof case that serves as a watchbox and contains a print of an original artwork by Alain Bouldouyre, commissioned by Reservoir to tell the story of our collaboration in the lush and wonderous Maldives.
|Functions||Retrograde minutes; jumping hour; power reserve indication|
|Case||Bronze case fitted with unidirectional ceramic rotating bezel with double scale for reading the time at different diving depths before and after the retrograde minute hand’s return|
|Dial||Bronze dial with sunray finish; white indexes; magnifier on jumping-hour at 6 o'clock|
|Strap||With the watch, we will include a rubber strap and a NATO strap with bronze hardware and keepers. The NATO strap is of an all-new design and is exclusive to the Revolution model. The NATO strap will, however, be delivered to you only at a later date. A third ZULU strap with bronze keepers will also be included in the box, as our way of saying thanks.|
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