Spinnaker Croft Automatic Dive Watch

Aug 6, 2018

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For timepiece collectors, dive watches serve a special purpose due to their premier mechanics and construction. Built to withstand great differences in pressure without failing or cracking, dive watches are a special breed without a doubt. Therefore, it’s no wonder Spinnaker worked to build this special tribute watch to American free-diver Robert Croft.

For those who aren’t familiar, Croft is best known as becoming the first person to free-dive beyond a depth of 200 feet in 1967. Before then, he served as a US Navy diving instructor beginning in 1962 and during his time was able to practice daily in a 118-foot deep submarine escape tank. This training suited Croft, who after a year was able to up his breath-hold time from an initial 2 minutes to over 6 minutes where he’d drop to the surface of the tank, remain stationary for 3 minutes and slowly return to the surface in true free-dive fashion.

The Croft Automatic

A Commemorative Heirloom-Worthy Masterpiece

Now, Spinnaker has crafted a handsome tribute dive watch to honor the spirit of Robert Croft. Aptly dubbed the Croft Automatic Dive Watch, it’s a Diver timepiece now imbibed with the spirit of his notable achievement. The entire collection hosts four different colorways in blue, brown, black, and emerald green and features a Marine Grade stainless steel case measuring in at 43mm. Each refined timepiece also boasts a uni-directional turning bezel complemented with a matte finish and luminous marking at the 60-minute position.

Additionally, each bezel is precisely engineered to offer an exact measurement of elapsed time at 120 seconds while the Croft’s screw-down crown boasts a sizable grip for easy underwater usage. From a design standpoint, Spinnaker wanted the Croft to feature a vintage look in conjunction with modern enhancements such as a Luminous baton and circular Super LumiNova indexes for low-light conditions.

Regarding accuracy, the Croft also boasts a reliable Japanese Miyota subdial 8218 movement – also visible thanks to a see-through case back – with a second display at the 4:30 position to keep the overall aesthetic both clean and straightforward. It’s all protected via a scratch-resistant sapphire lens complete with a Cyclops date display at the 3 o’clock position.

From here, each watch features a 15 ATM water resistance rating meaning it’ll keep ticking along up to 500 feet under water, comes equipped with a hand-stitched genuine leather strap, a weight of only 110 grams, and is available now for pre-order on the Spinnaker site for $320. However, feel free to use the code HICON30 at checkout to enjoy an additional 30% that retail price. Nothing like great deals to support well-made timepieces purposed to pay homage to an American free-diving legend.

Purchase: Spinnaker Croft Automatic Dive Watch

For more info on the Croft Dive watch, be sure to check out the Spinnaker site where the entire collection is available.

Also, instantly save some coin (30% off) on your purchase using the HiConsumption exclusive discount code: HICON30

Purchase: $224 (w/Promo Code)

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