First released in 2016 and now in its second generation, Gruppo Gamma's Divemaster Mk II draws inspiration from the legendary dive watches of the 1950s coupled with retrospective Italian Naval design overtones.
The 1950s was one of the most exciting periods in dive watch history - in 1953 Blancpain introduced the Fifty Fathoms which was issued to the US and French naval divers, Zodiac introduced the Sea Wolf, and in 1954 Rolex introduced the Submariner. Ironically, it was also in the 1950s that Panerai stopped producing dive watches for the Italian frogmen.
Retrospective but adventurous, Gruppo Gamma's Divemaster draws inspiration from these legendary watches in much the same way that different watch designs in times past have influenced one another.
The Divemaster Mk II is equipped with tool watch capabilities for real world challenges. It features a surgical grade 316L stainless steel case with double-domed sapphire crystal and helium release valve, engineered to a depth rating of 500 m / 50 atmos. The Unidirectional 120-click bezel used to mark elapsed time has a domed insert made of ceramic, making it non-scratchable and nearly indestructible with luminescent markers for visibility in the dark. And the Divemaster Mk II is powered by the tried and tested Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, which provides reliable and accurate timekeeping under the toughest circumstances.