Conservative sport watch brand Archimede does it again with the new SportTaucher (Sport Taucher) M watch. This diver is a rational man’s friend with a sturdy German-made steel case, 300 meters of water resistance and a sapphire crystal. It doesn’t aim to excite sot much as it does to simply perform – again, another Teutonic tool.
The case is 41.5mm wide, done in a satin finish (very tool-like look) with a matching rotating bezel. The crown is placed at 4 o’clock as is the date dial in effort to preserve the placement of the Arabic numerals located at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. I like the rounded crown guard and feel it adds a softer look to the case. At 12mm thick, the case should feel rather reasonable on the wrist.
Archimede will offer the SportTaucher M with two dial colors: Black and blue. The black version has easy to see white hands and hour markers with red trim, the blue model is trimmed in orange and has a bit of a “tropical” feel to it.
In addition to the metal bracelet, the watch is also offered with a shark skin leather strap – a unique offering for this watch. Personally, I think the black dial with shark skin strap is rather attractive. To add some visual interest you’ll notice that the dial has some depth to it, giving it a more attractive look. Inside is a Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement.
In addition to the Archimede SportTaucher M, Archimede still offers the SportTaucher A which offers a different bezel and white dial option. Prices for the watch start at $895 on the shark skin strap and $1,065 for the watch on the metal bracelet and can be purchased online via Archimede’s website.