Pre-Order Borealis Navale

JJAA

Master Apprentice WIS
Stunning... A real winner. Anxiously awaiting word on the pre-order. So it looks like it will come in both a Diver Bezel and a non-bezel version. Correct?
 

sapcmc

Administrator
Staff member
Stunning... A real winner. Anxiously awaiting word on the pre-order. So it looks like it will come in both a Diver Bezel and a non-bezel version. Correct?
Yes, correct but different dial designs. Also not all versions are available in date/nodate due to small number of production run 200-250 pcs and a minimum required by factory of 50 pieces per version.
 

sapcmc

Administrator
Staff member
The hour and minute hands are also made from bronze?
No and almost no brand uses bronze hands. They are aluminium. For two reasons: first bronze is heavier and the heavier the hands the larger the problems you may face with movement, second the dial is atmosphere tight so no patina would develop at all.
 

ovidius

Master Apprentice WIS
Borealis Navale .
PVD stainless steel insert
The bezel is only PVD? NO other protection?
For me this is a deal breaker, since the PVD will wear away in time.
I know the PVD was chosen to (maybe?) mentain the overall mate look ... BUT
I was hoping for something stronger such Sapphire or ceramic. At least a layer. Not just bare PVD....

Carlos, can you please give us more details about the bezel coating?
Thank you.

BTW : the pictures of prototypes are just amazing... Especially the black one.
 

sapcmc

Administrator
Staff member
The bezel is only PVD? NO other protection?
For me this is a deal breaker, since the PVD will wear away in time.
I know the PVD was chosen to (maybe?) mentain the overall mate look ... BUT
I was hoping for something stronger such Sapphire or ceramic. At least a layer. Not just bare PVD....

Carlos, can you please give us more details about the bezel coating?
Thank you.

BTW : the pictures of prototypes are just amazing... Especially the black one.
Are you aware that PVD actually provides scratch protection and does not shatter contrary to sapphire or ceramic? We are yet to receive any cracked PVD coated insert.

The bezel is made of bronze and has a stainless steel insert PVD coated (for protection against scratches and shattering .

If that is a deal breaker for you I am afraid the Navale is not for you.
 

alex dolaptchiev

Master Apprentice WIS
wow … really loving this. only thing I am hoping for is stainless steel case as well. That design would look great with a steel dive bracelet
 

JJAA

Master Apprentice WIS
Carlos, You're really teasing us on this one.... Looking forward to knowing the Pre-order $$, how many will be produced and when we can get on board...:giggle:
 

sapcmc

Administrator
Staff member
Carlos, You're really teasing us on this one.... Looking forward to knowing the Pre-order $$, how many will be produced and when we can get on board...:giggle:
Price will be more than fair for the specs. We should actually ask over $600.00 USD for it but price will be below $500.00 USD mark. Production will be from 200-300 pcs depending on demand and pre-order will start end of this week.
 
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