With its latest dive project, Ocean Crawler decided to partner with TechnoTimeMachine (TTM), an independent design studio in Madrid, Spain. The result? The wild and labyrinthine dial of the Ocean Crawler Lume Rush Diver watch. Cleverly designed to be at once visually engaging and highly practical, the Lume Rush uses a twin-layer sandwich dial to create a dazzling light show at night.
A slim and elegant handset does its job without distracting from the main event. The bright Super-LumiNova C3 illuminates each of the Arabic numbers, which are arranged alternately on the outside and inside of an encircling line that only breaks between the 8 and each of the double-digit numerals. The gaps in what appears to be a continuous circle are necessary so that the top layer of the dial can be a single piece. This ensures absolute accuracy of the luminous cut-out. Without that, the precise design would simply not work. A lack of text on the dial gives a clean, bold look, and the logo (which would normally be pad-printed on the dial) pops up as a fully-lumed centerpiece, completing the complex design.
Inside the Ocean Crawler Lume Rush Diver watch is the Swiss-made, self-winding Sellita SW-200. Known as a reliable and durable movement, well-suited for life within a versatile dive watch. On the outside of the 44.2mm case, which measures 51.8mm from lug-to-lug, and stands 15mm tall on the wrist is a 120-click unidirectional bezel, treated with a luminous pip at 12 o’clock. This robust housing is water-resistant to 600 meters, thanks in part to the 4,5mm thick sapphire crystal.
This release follows on from the very successful re-release of the Ocean Crawler Core Diver watch but takes the design language in a completely different direction. Fans of the brand have a new style of watch to explore that boasts the same build quality and performance that they have come to expect from previous models.
Available on multiple straps, the Ocean Crawler Lume Rush Diver watch looks markedly different when paired with leather or rubber. With two dial colors to choose from — either a black or a blue sun-ray finish — customers can choose to set their watch for a smart casual setting (blue dial with brown leather strap, for example), or choose the other end of the spectrum by selecting the black dial on rubber for the sportiest option. Pre-orders for the Ocean Crawler Lume Rush Diver Watch will open on October 25th at 2 PM EST. The regular retail price will be $999, but for a limited time, these watches will be available for the pre-order price of $799 (with delivery scheduled for November 18th). Learn more at oceancrawler.com.
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