H2O: Kalmar 10 Miles

German watch brand H2O just launched the Kalmar II “10 Miles” in cooperation with Oceanictime: based on H2O’s flagship dive model, the new version comes with a re-engineered case architecture. The result: the watch offers 16’093 meters of water-resistance (officially certified!), which is substantially more than the maximum known depth of 10,994 meters (Mariana Trench).

Taking its name from the German giant squid, the first generation Kalmar (released in 2011) was officially tested to 600 bar, or the equivalent of 6,000 meters. Its successor, the Kalmar 2 was created as a Special Edition in 2015 with an incredible depth-rating of 8,000 meters. The “10 Miles” will double that with its 16,093 m depth-rating. H2O’s Clemens Helberg: “There is no such thing as over engineering, there is only understating. This is why our new 10 Miles watch states a depth-rating of 16,093 meters, but was in fact engineered to reach more than 25,000 meters”.

The titanium watch (grade 5) is offered with three sunburst dials: dark anthracite, deep black and abyss blue. It is powered by an ETA 2892 (top grade), a “deep black” edition with DLC is also available.

Specs

Pressure tested and certified (in Germany) to 25,600 m / 2,560 BAR, or 25,300 m / 2530 BAR with 8.25 mm sapphire crystal, and 25,600 m / 2,560 BAR with 10.50 mm sapphire crystal
Bezel Diameter: 44.00 mm
Case Height: 22.85 mm (including sapphire crystal)
Lug Width: 24 mm
Weight: 126 g (watch case)
Prices: from €1,500.00

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