November 24, 2017
After the release of their debut larger than life dive watch – the Abissi – Haldor is proud to announce the addition of a smaller model to the line-up known as the Haldor Armis Dive Watch. The design is a slight departure from the large, aggressive lines of the Abissi and allows for a Haldor dive watch that’s more accessible for a variety of wrists. As their second project on Indiegogo, Haldor is yet again taking steps to deliver quality construction with a highly accurate top-grade Swiss movement at an affordable price. However, what sets this model apart is the inclusion of some new finishing and construction technology.
For the Armis diver, Haldor decided on a couple of new refinements to help with overall longevity and accuracy. The first is known as HHC or “Haldor Hard Coating.” The process creates a hardened barrier about 25 microns deep on the upper layer of the metal, which allows for a hardness of about 2000 vickers – seven times harder than normal stainless steel. Completing the process before the steel cools allows for a protective layer that greatly increases scratch-resistance. In addition, Haldor integrated a light metal cage surrounding the movement, which offers anti-magnetic protection of up to 4,800 A/m.
The Haldor Armis Dive watch measures 42mm in diameter, 14.9mm thick, and 50mm lug-to-lug. The watch has a 22mm lug width, which allows for a variety of compatible strap options. The crown has been positioned at 4 o’clock to aid with comfort and like the Abissi, the Armis has a nice curvature to the lug structure that allows for a closer fit. Above the simple, legible dial is a 4.5mm thick sapphire crystal with internal AR-coating.
Speaking of the dial, Haldor kept the layout as basic as possible with large baton indices, a red-accented minute hand for elapsed time measurement, and BGW9 Super-LumiNova. Dual gaskets on the caseback side support the 2000m water-resistance and the drilled lugs allow for easy strap changes, which is a plus since the watch comes with a rubber strap in addition to the stainless steel bracelet.
Inside the watch is an ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement, a fitting choice for a watch this robust and highly engineered. It beats at 4Hz, features 25 jewels and has been adjusted to top precision like the movement in the Haldor Abissi. This allows for increased accuracy and a movement can be serviced without difficulty by any capable watchmaker. Currently, the Haldor Armis dive watch is available on Indiegogo. Early bird pricing starts at $590 and the full retail price will be $900. Be sure to visit the campaign page or visit Haldor’s official website for more information. haldorwatches.com