This Aquadive Bathysphere 300 Model 51 is a high end modern update of the classic Time-Depth Model 50, produced with the exact same case as the original and powered by a highly refined all Swiss manufactured and assembled automatic movement.
“This limited production Model was developed for collectors, purists and aficionados who love the style of the original iconic 1972 watch and desire a showpiece movement to accompany their investment,”
The original Aquadive Model 50 debuted in 1973 with a design so revolutionary it was patented (US Patent No.337 78 60). A professional dive watch from lens to caseback, the Model 50 incorporated the industry’s first mechanical depth gauge. The new technology required a 47mm case to accommodate the oil filled bronze depth gauge and the electronic quartz movement.
No less than astronaut/aquanaut Scott Carpenter approved and endorsed the watch in early advertising programs. The big, bold Model 50 became an instant “must have” amongst the diving elite at a time when modern advanced dive computers were still decades away.
The Haute Horology Model 51 utilizes the same case as the original. It is CNC machined in Germany out of a 60mm solid steel disc cut from a 316L surgical grade 3meter rod. Each Case is then polished and brushed by hand in Germany. The remaining components including the dial, hands and crystal are all made in Switzerland.
The stunning Model 51 is powered by 13.25 line Swiss manufactured movement with a 5 day
power reserve and twin barrel construction. It is a 35 jewel movement functioning at 28800 Bph. This movement is found in many watches that retail for well over $5000. with highly updated and desirable movements typically found in famous high end luxury watch brands, the new line represents a hybrid marriage of classic style and modern movements, in short, a new collectible.