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If music is the universal language of humankind, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, and dive watches are universally popular for their practicality and versatility, what better combination could there be than dive watches and music? The MW Timepieces Legatodiver is novel take on the dive watch, with musical elements taking the lead in defining the design of the watch. From the guitar fretboard-inspired bezel to the acoustic guitar soundhole display caseback, the Legatodiver is as much a tribute to the world of music as it is a robust, reliable, and well-finished dive watch.

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Hailing from Indonesia, a hotbed of horology with some of the most passionate collectors in the world, MW Timepieces is a young brand focused on creating outstanding watches with a unique design language that stands on its own. For its first release, the brand opted to create a dive watch infused with influences nearest and dearest to their hearts.

The MW Timepieces Legatodiver is housed in a 39.5mm 316-L brushed stainless steel case with dimensions (including a 46mm lug-to-lug and 12mm thickness) that are absolutely on-trend, hitting the sweet spot for comfort and proportion. It’s a spot-on size for all but the most extreme ends of the wrist size bell curve. A look at the vertical brushing on the lugs transitioning sharply to high-polished bevels shows a high level of finishing that belies the watch’s accessible price. MW Timepieces clearly sweats the little details, adding a signed crown filled with Super-LumiNova BGW9 for that extra bit of personality.

The well-executed case sets the stage for the centerpieces of the watch — the dial and bezel. Available in five colorways — Black, Blue, Teal fumé, White (with a full-lume dial), and a limited edition Merah-Putih (white full-lume dial with burgundy bezel) — the dials are highly legible with large, circular markers that evoke a cable jack. The original handset is bold and legible and, like the markers, filled with highly luminous Super-LumiNova BGW9. Each colorway is also accompanied by a color-matched date wheel.

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The subtle nods to guitars continue throughout the piece, especially on the bezel, where six lines (strings) circumnavigate the bezel, interrupted only by frets and markers that are both artistic and functional. Where things get even more interesting is when the lights go out, as the strings and markers on the 120-click sapphire bezel all glow with Super-LumiNova.

Visible behind a black-tinted sapphire caseback, crafted to resemble a soundhole on an acoustic guitar, is a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. Beating at 28.8kbh, and featuring 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve, the SW200-1 is a reliable, time-tested, and easily serviceable movement that’s a perfect complement to the watch and a pleasant surprise at the this price point.

While style and design may be the first things to catch our eye, the Legatodiver is every bit the reliable diver. With 300 meters of water resistance, a sapphire crystal with 10 layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside, and a screw-down crown, the Legatodiver is every bit as rugged and reliable as it is stylish. MW Timepieces has equipped the Legatodiver with a timeless and beautifully atriculated three-link bracelet that features a double-locking deployant clasp and a double-sided quick-release with six micro-adjust positions. The bracelet tapers from 20mm to 16mm with an 18mm clasp, ensuring a comfortable fit for daily wear. In addition, each watch comes with a hand-stitched calfskin leather strap with quick-release spring bars and a signed buckle.

The key in crafting a watch like the Legatodiver is ensuring that the design inspiration is apparent but not overwrought. In creating the Legatodiver, MW Timepieces has nailed that delicate balance. The musical design elements are obvious if you know what to look for, but the overall aesthetic is clean and balanced and will appeal to anyone, regardless of their passion for music. The Legatodiver will launch on Kickstarter on April 5, 2022, with super early bird prices starting at $489 and early bird prices starting at $509. For more information on MW Timepieces and the Legatodiver, visit the brand’s website.

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