Oris Carlos Coste Cenote LE Dive Watch
by Kyle Stults on May 16, 2011
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This is the new Oris Carlos Coste Limited Edition dive watch, a sharp looking and well equipped dive watch, though with some markings whose practicality I find questionable.  As I describe below, the minutes subdial has two triangles and a circle that mark times specific to Carlos Coste’s free diving activities.  Coste is in fact a very accomplished, world record holding free diver.  Free-diving details aside, I do like the overall aesthetic and specs on this new Carlos Cost Limited Edition diver.  While not technically hitting shelves until June, wrist shots of the watch are already popping up — the Oris Carlos Coste dive watch price can be had for about $4,500 US (3150 EUR).

Oris Carlos Coste Dive Watch

Limited run of 2,000

46mm titanium case, ceramic bezel, automatic mechanical movement ETA 7750 with Oris signature red rotor, helium escape valve, 500 meter water resistance, on titanium bracelet

comes nicely packaged:

According to Oris, “The essential minute counter glows in the dark for ease of reading and to indicate the time spent under water; a triangle on the 2 minute position symbolizes that Carlos would be reaching his own breath record of 2:30 minutes for a dynamic dive at this point, whilst a second triangle at the seven minute position highlights Carlos’s record of 7:30 minutes for holding his breath during a static dive. ”  Unfortunately, these features don’t really do much for anyone but Carlos Coste or another free diver, but then again many watches have markings and functions that lack modern day practicality, right?

First, the essential minute counter glows in the dark for ease of reading and to indicate the time spent under water; a triangle on the 2 minute position symbolizes that Carlos would be reaching his own breath record of 2:30 minutes for a dynamic dive at this point, whilst a second triangle at the seven minute position highlights Carlos’s record of 7:30 minutes for holding his breath during a static dive.

The case back sports the Carlos Coste logo and the watch number.