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Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

One of the most active and exciting areas of modern watchmaking is that of the microbrand. Young and dynamic teams are better able to bring their products to market thanks to improved access to manufacturers and creative funding strategies. The result is a diverse and ever-evolving sector of the market that is constantly refined by its competitiveness. That competitiveness compels brands to make a statement of either design, novelty, or value. Canada-based Rossling designed its latest model, the Rossling Hydromatic C.01 watch, to meet the criteria of ISO 6425/DIN 8306, the international standard for dive watches. And at such a competitive price, such a high spec watch stands out.

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

The Canada-based brand was founded by two brothers in 2013,with a third brother joining a year later. This three-strong familial unit set out with a simple goal, not unlike many microbrands — to create an excellent watch at a reasonable price that met or exceeded their aesthetic expectations.

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

But many other brands desire much the same thing, so the three brothers decided to take drastic action with their latest release to make a statement of intent for the future, while offering their customers, old and new, a really remarkable product that boasts specifications way beyond what one would normally expect for a three-figure price tag.

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

As such, the brothers decided that the Rossling Hydromatic C.01 watch should be designed and made in Germany. With production moved to Pforzheim, renowned Swiss-made movements from ETA and Sellita selected to power things behind the scenes, and the reputation of German watch manufacturing to rely on, Rossling has everything in place to make the follow-up to its previous six Kickstarter campaigns with another stellar success.

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

The Rossling Hydromatic C.01 brings wearers a comfortable, reliable, well-proportioned product that puts execution over embellishment. As such, the dial is supremely legible, with raised, luminous hour indicators playing against a matte black base that is surrounded by a 120-click ceramic bezel also treated with Super-LumiNova. Flashes of neon red pick out the minute hand and the tip of the running seconds, which acts as a going indicator as per the requirements of ISO 6425/DIN 8306. To improve legibility further, the standard date ring has been replaced with a custom component so the date can be viewed at 6 o’clock, adding to dial symmetry. And to ensure that the watch keeps running, it is resistant to chemical corrosion, magnetic fields, shocks, and water to 200 meters.

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Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

The 42mm 316L stainless steel case comes in either a brushed or black PVD finish. A box sapphire crystal, treated with an anti-reflective coating on the underside, brings the total thickness of the piece to 14.9mm, while the lug-to-lug length comes in at 51.5mm.

Rossling Hydromatic C.01 Watch Meets ISO 6425 Standards Watch Releases

The sapphire crystal on the front is mirrored by a display caseback that proudly displays the Swiss caliber within. Around the edge of the display crystal, the individual serial number of each watch is engraved. The Rossling Hydromatic C.01 is currently available for pre-order and has been live on Kickstarter since November 12th. The pre-order price starts at $399, which will rise to $599 at full retail. Included in that price is a solid-link stainless steel bracelet and a black silicone strap, along with a 24-month international warranty. Learn more at rosslingco.com.

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  • Raymond Wilkie

    I like it. I would wear it.

  • NotYourLawyer

    Is that the same Nadim of Helgray infamy, he of the non-existent customer service?

    • Max

      Yes, this is Helgray, Makara, Rossling. Rossling was, for a long time, their “dress” watch line. Surprised they didn’t use Makara which was their dive watch line (I think its still active).

  • Raymond Wilkie

    How could i have commented on this watch already?

  • ray h.

    The $399 price is already not available ?Not much of a heads up. I was going to buy, but not at the inflated price.Thanks for the tease.

  • NaJo

    Why on earth should anybody drop $400 on this watch except that your friends and family.. And it also says on the dial that its a “watch”!

    • Esteban

      *a Diver’s Watch.
      That’s important to know always.

  • Leonarr

    42mm diameter sounds good, but the lug-to-lug length of 51.5mm sounds way too long for that

  • eric veracruz

    I love it. It looks like there is a difference f opinion with this piece…the hook with this piece is that it’s automatic, its a microbrand and the the founders did the right thing with the ISO compliance. Bravo Rossling. Good luck with other models in the future.

  • Esteban

    “Diver’s Watch” on the dial! What’s next? “Officially Certified Diver’s Watch”?
    Preposterous.

    Also, such a grand way to show you meet ISO specs for a DIVER’S WATCH. That’s just a standard for a diver, not an accomplishment.

    And, “Rossling” such an ugly name. Boring NY apartment building.

    • Berndt Norten

      Rossling makes this Minolta Mind think of two things:

      Roscoe P. Coltrane

      Ryan Gosling

      All new companies seeking to introduce a product with an English-derived name should run prospective brand names past a native English speaker with a sense of marketing and branding. I nominate….

  • Craig A Clark

    It could happily live without Divers Watch on the dial, but it doesn’t offend me. As a watch, I really like it, it looks balanced and legible, isn’t too big or too small. If it was a GMT, I’d love it rather than like it a lot.

  • Max

    According to their Kickstarter “It features a Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 / SW200-1 automatic movement” — looking further it’s the SW200-1 which is the ETA clone. I assume they use the ETA movement language to let people know the SW is the clone, but that seems a confusing stretch with the wording. I thought that it was an “either or” thing but its not — it’s the SW200 (a fine movement nonetheless). On ISO — the question is if they paid for the actual certification, that’s a pricey proposition for a small brand so if that’s the case it’s good to know. My guess is they didn’t pay for the actual certification, they just built them “to certification guidelines” — again fine, but not the same.

    • SuperStrapper

      I wouldn’t pay for an external certification if it were my decision. Adds no value. The ISO description is clear enough where i assume most brands, even those that are more solvent, wouldn’t feel the need to add that level of expense to find out something they already know.

  • Max Attack

    I guess you didn’t read the article. This is their 7 project

  • They should have outlined it better but the divers watch text is for the prototype. The production model will say Hydromatic there.

  • guitardude

    I genuinely like the look of this watch. Black date wheel at 6 is a bonus. The price is good as well. I would have loved if it came in a 40mm case size as well. C.02 perhaps? Hint-hint.

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