DEEP BLUE Depth Master 3000m Dive Watch
by Kyle Stults on June 13, 2011

DEEP BLUE Watches makes its Perpetuelle debut with an impressively spec’d dive watch, the new DEEP BLUE Depth Master 3000.  The 3,000 meter (about 9,800 feet) depth rating is what caught my eye — very few brands offer watches with such a rating, and those that do are among the elite — think Rolex, Breitling, Bell & Ross, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, and CX Swiss Military, among others — so this is a nice accomplishment for DEEP BLUE and puts them in very good company.   Based on price points of its other models, I would guess the Depth Master 3000m dive watch will price near $1,000, which is remarkably affordable for such performance.  As you can see for yourself, the watch looks great!  Note, however, that it is a monster on the wrist (49mm diameter 19.5mm thick!)!

DEEP BLUE Depth Master 3000m Dive Watch

49mm stainless steel case (19.5mm thick),  sapphire crystal and the rotating bezel has a sapphire insert, 3000 meter water resistance,  helium escape valve, automatic mechanical movement (Miyota 9015 (Japan))

Looking at DEEP BLUE more broadly now — while I’m still new to the brand, my initial review indicates that New York-based DEEP BLUE competes in the sub-$1,000 dive watch segment with a sweet spot near $500.   Lower price points are likely to use of Japanese movements rather than Swiss; the brand sells direct online as well as through a popular television home shopping network.  I hope to keep them on my radar.