Aquanautic Manages To Create Hole, Then Fill It With The New Diving Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Watch

Aquanautic Manages To Create Hole, Then Fill It With The New Diving Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Watch

Aquanautic Manages To Create Hole, Then Fill It With The New Diving Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Watch   watch releases Today I'm filled with cynicism and Aquanautic is just feeding into it. I really don't have a problem with brands like Aquanautic that seem to appear from the ether with gaudily appointed watches, but when such pointless models come out assaulting my sense of reason, I am forced to step back a few paces back and question their motives.

Aquanautic seems to have one major goal, create and market expensive diving themed watches for people who really don't care much about watches, but perhaps want appear to care about watches. The brand has no real history, and a name which is an adjective; "having the quality of traveling in the water." It is all pretty thin. At least they could have used a noun for a name. Basically you just get a bunch of precious metals, some fancy complications, more adjectives, and throw them in a blender; I suppose in this case a sea cyclone. The result is a mishmash of concepts (literally and figuratively) and you have the Aquanautic Diving Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph.

So lets see what we have here. A large, no make that really large 52mm rose gold case (that'll set you back at least $30,000 right there alone), that has titanium and PVD coated steel in the mix. The strap is rubber, and the internals are a complex tourbillon chronograph movement sourced from, well someone else (BNB actually). The watch is rated to dive to 300 meters, though no one will likely ever dive with one of these massive watches. The face of the watch is a complex skeletonized look, with a pattern that appears to be a straight on look at a submarine complete with the observation deck. Cute touch, if it didn't take away so much from the legibility. The amalgamation of lines and angles, and everything else going on with the watch is just too much for anyone to focus on any one feature. Personally, my take on the face design is similar to a train wreck, I can't stop looking at it, but only because it is a terrible tragedy. No doubt some people will appreciate the watch for its brazen ostentatious demeanor, but those with taste just may cower from the sheer overwhelming eyesore which is this Aquanautic watch.

Adding insult to injury is the fact that tourbillon watches for the most part are pure novelties, adding little real function to watches. Yet this "diving" watch, has a tourbillon complication feature that really keeps you from ever diving with it. The whole point of a monopusher (one button) chronograph is to have one button in the crown, yet clearly this watch has a pusher and the crown. So the point is lost. Was there something wrong with a standard chronograph? While the watch technically does all that it is supposed to accomplish, I just ask, "why?" Who asked for a watch like this? Who are these over-funded individuals who simply want a watch that has a fancy sounding name, looks giant on your wrist, and has the same level of practicality that a convertible has on the moon?

Aquanautic Manages To Create Hole, Then Fill It With The New Diving Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Watch   watch releases Aquanautic's product design team must have an "if we build it, they will come" motivational theme. They don't seem to care if their products make sense, look good, or are affordable. I am actually scared to consider what the Aquanautic Diver Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph will cost. Easily north of $50k, likely higher, and for that price it will need to stay in the family for generations to come, as no one will ever wish take it off your hands.

On the plus side, the watch does tell the time, and features an automatic movement with a 5 day power reserve, which is cool, not unique to this watch, but nice to have. I'm just going to flat out say it, this watch is an ugly eyesore. Other Aquanautic watches do fill some interesting niches, but this Diver Tourbillon is clearly meant to fill a void that it creates when it enters a room (and everyone else leaves).

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tana
tana

I certainly see the point why so much criticism over to this watch in terms of technical sides, like pusher and crown - lost the point, eyesore - ok true kinda busy, tourbillon and diving - impossible in practice. But the rest is just pure jealousy and hypocrisy. relax man, this watch is an awesome looking accessory that would look amazing on any wrist, even ladies. Ppl will actually notice it. The quality of the watch is good. Someone wrote there, for this price they do not even make their movement, OH REALLY? but who does anyway nowadays. U gotta be an idiot if you want to come up with a new brand and start making all the pieces by urself, when someone else is making it better than Emmi makes its yogurt. This watch is simply hot, pink gold with black titanium and PVD in the mix. Design is the target here. If you wear any of those mentioned other brands you are just one of those ppl who are always scared what ppl will think of you. In the same way some brands are just too freaked out to create. Aquanuatic has the balls, so eat this. It will make more and surprise all your narrow minds. Sorry, but I could not stay calm reading all that unreasonable hatred.

James P
James P

This monstrosity does not compare with cars such as Mercedes, etc.

Now, if you took a perfectly good Benz, and then studded the hood with diamonds and put a fiat engine in it, you'd have something like this watch.

The point isn't cost, it's taste.

This watch is truly bad! :-D

Mikkael
Mikkael

Hallo, it is very sad,that you hate the Aquanautic so much. Do you want to stop people from buying it?
what you will think, if I say that 80% of Mercedes user are without education.
what you will think, if I say that 80% BMW user are Unfaithful.
what you will think, if I say that Audi user are stupid.
that is all facts.
I think you will be agree with me, if I say, that people who buy expensive watch, cars, clothes and other things are stupid and not human at all.

admin
admin

Jamie,
I am humored as I am actually picturing someone in a club wearing a watch such as this and posing proudly with some manner of alcohol paraphernalia looking overly serious. While I try to be diplomatic, I'd probably agree with your sentiments regarding this watch. I really want to stress the point to people that just a watch costs a lot and packs in a lot of "complication," doesn't make it good, or attractive, or at all worthwhile. Each of the other brands you mentioned would command a far superior level of respect from me than wearing this particular watch.
Your passion is always appreciated! Thanks for reading and always feel free to mention when you like something (and when you don't).

Jamie
Jamie

My girlfriend's friend had one of these. He thought he was the big man on campus with a 10k$ Aquanautic monstrosity. These watches are meant for people with money who don't know anything about watches. No soul, no passion and all flash. They don't even make their own movements! At that price they should be giving you something more than an extremely ugly face and a terrible design. People with real diving watches make fun of Aquanautic. If you want a diving watch, get a Kobold, Doxa, Omega, Breitling whatever.. or a Rolex Sea Dweller (not a fan but they are proper diving watches).

I should mention the guy who wore this and showed it off to people was a huge douchebag. His personality matched the gawdyness and absolute excess that this watch oozes. Like the watch, he had no substance, no class and wasn't a looker.

Next time I see someone with an Aquanautic I'll know exactly the type of person they are... uneducated, classless nitwit. The kind of person who brags about how much money they make (or in some cases their mommy or daddy makes). They are the type of people who buy a bottle of GrayGoose and pose with it in pictures at clubs and bars.

admin
admin

Hi Mikkael,
Thanks for the comment. I don't hate Aquanautic - I have no beef with the brand. Plus I don't want anyone to resist purchasing a watch that they like. Instead I gave my opinion on the design of the watch - indicating that I do not like it. The readers are free to make their own conclusion on anything I write about. Take care.