Limited Edition of 100pcs
The Evant Tropic Diver Bronze Fume Black is the new model from the Evant watch company following the highly successful Tropic Divers. Limited Edition of 100pcs and available exclusively to Gnomon Watches.
Case Finishing, Dial and Hands Design
The hugely popular Tropic Diver case is now offered for the first time in bronze. Not just any regular bronze, but marine grade bronze, CuSn8. CuSn8 is commonly regarded as the industry standard, this means it can be used below the surface in salt water for a lifetime, with virtually no signs of corrosion. Also the main reason for its long history of nautical applications. CuSn8 bronze is the most expensive bronze material due to the high copper content of 92 percent. Unlike other watch manufacturer that uses aluminum bronze, CuSn8 bronze gives the watch the warm almost rose gold bronze color. The bronze case is sandblasted to give it a smooth matte look. If you’re wondering why it looks like rose gold, don't worry because that’s totally normal for fresh bronze. The case won’t show any signs of patina until it’s been worn outside for a bit.
Marine grade bronze, CuSn8
One of the highlights of this new model is probably the iconic dial design which is now synonymous with Evant. Drawing experience from the Fume Blue model, Evant has taken the fume dial to the next level. The new gradient fume black dial plays intensively with the surrounding light, depending on the lightings, goes from a mid black to a deep black; due to the sunburst finishing. The new dial's radiating effect is more apparent now than ever; lighter in the center and gradually darkens outwards. Combine this matching matte gilt applied indexes and you have what is probably the most mesmerizing dial we have ever seen. It is one of those dials you have to see it in person to appreciate the amount of details that has gone into what is seemingly a small area.
Mesmerizing Sunburst Gradient Fume Black Dial
The dial invokes a special feeling in you, softly calling your name to take a second glance only to always discover something new about the watch. The same feeling of turning back to admire your new car every chance you get.
The luminous gilt lollipop hands are also matte finished to match the matte indexes and matte bronze case. They are in perfect proportion to the minute chapter ring that makes telling time a breeze and matching black date aperture position at 3 o'clock for easy reference.
Improved Bakelite Ceramic
Before we go onto our bezel, let us explain more on Bakelite. Bakelite is a material used in early plastic that is light weight, durable and can be molded into infinite shapes. It was used as a substitute for aluminum bezel inserts on watches. What makes Bakelite attractive is its shine. We absolutely adore the shine of Bakelite but the possibility of scratching it turns us off. So after weeks of experimenting and prototyping, Evant managed to replicate the same finishing, looks and feel with high tech ceramic.
Domed Bakelite Ceramic Bezel with Luminous
Drawing experience from the earlier models, Evant managed to improved the blend of ceramic and luminous application. The new Tropic Diver Bronze Fume Black's raised convex bezel insert is fabricated from a special blend of ceramic finished with luminous minimalist indices. The new bezel insert has a more appealing curvature and a luminous application that is more resilient to the element. Now everyone can enjoy a “bakelite” bezel and not having to worry about scratching it!
The Tropic Diver Bronze Fume Black is also made from the same CuSn8 bronze material and sandblasted in a matching matte finish. The 120 click uni-direction rotating bezel features half knurling to accommodate the bigger dial opening and not sacrificing on the excellent grip achieved by a combination of fine machining. The new Tropic Diver Bronze's bezel has also been improved with a tighter bezel action.
The Tropic Diver Bronze is water resistant to 300m and still manages a relative low profile of 13mm with a flushed case back ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist. All watches have been tested to withstand 32 atmosphere worth of pressure on industrial machine.
Why did we decide on a mechanical movement? A basic mechanical movement is assembled together with over 100 parts made with precision engineering. The fact that engineers and watchmakers were able to calculate and develop a device of miniature proportions capable of telling time more the 200 years ago never fails to fascinate. Moreover mechanical movements are self powered and will never need a battery change.
Swiss Made ETA2824-2 Automatic Movement
Go Swiss or Go Home
Powering the Tropic Diver Bronze is the Swiss Made ETA2824-2 automatic movement. Why Swiss movement you might ask? The movement is like the engine of a automobile, choose the right engine and you will be able to enjoy trouble free driving. Choose the right movement and you will be able to enjoy accurate timing, reliable power reserve and hassle free maintenance.
Various movements were selected and tested for accuracy, power reserve, resistance to shock and impact. The final contenders were narrowed down to Citizen's 9015 (Japan), Seiko Instrument's NH 35A (Japan) and ETA's 2824-2 (Swiss). The Swiss-Made ETA2824-2 outshine the rest with it's stellar performance. Moreover ETA only supplies movements to reputable manufacturers that adhere to its strict requirements. Only “Elabore” grade movements are used for Evant. One can expect an accuracy variation of +/- 10 seconds with a minimum power reserve of 38 hours.
It is refreshing to know Evant still persist with their philosophy of Swiss movement amidst hundreds of boutique brands that are using asians movements, selling at prices more than the Tropic Diver!
The crystal is the most exposed part of the watch and often the first point of impact. That is why it is important to fabricate it with the best materials and in this case, sapphire. The sapphire crystal glass used on the Tropic Diver Bronze is 3mm thick and domed. Further enhancement were made with anti-reflecting treatment done beneath it.
Evant Signed Screwdown Bronze Crown With Easy Grip
The crown made from the same CuSn8 bronze allows us to engage different settings and serves as protection from moisture and other elements. The screw-down 6.5 mm signed crown locks and unlock with ease and fluted for maximum grip.
Old Vintage Radium from Super-LumiNova were chosen for the Tropic Diver Bronze. Multiple coats were applied for adequate night vision in dark environments.
SuperLuminova on the Tropic Fume Black
On the wrist
Fits like a pair of gloves
Thanks to 48mm lug to lug dimensions, the Tropic Diver Bronze sits perfectly on all wrist sizes. The curved lugs wraps around the wrist like a pair of gloves. We call this a gentleman's bronze diver watch. The first thing that comes to mind is probably the now sold out Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Bronze diver.
A Different Strap For Every Occasion
No cost cutting from Evant. All leather straps are Handmade In Italy
We wanted the Tropic Diver Bronze Fume Black to be versatile so we compared and curated over a 1000 strap options from bracelets, NATOs and rubber straps and finally we are proud to inform you that the watch will be fitted with not 1 but 3 straps which includes a standard NATO strap and 2 leather straps.
The leather used for the deep ocean turquoise strap was tailor-made for Tropic Diver Bronze Fume Black. This strap was made in limited numbers due to the special color to match the watch.
Black Military Grade Nylon NATO Strap (Made with the best Nylon and CuSn8 bronze hardware) – Perfect for any water activity. 250mm long.
Handmade Naturally Aged Brown Leather Strap (Saddle stitched leather with natural tanning agents) – Perfect for a corporate profile at the boardroom meeting
Length: 75mm/120mm; Thickness: 4mm.
Handmade Deep Black Leather Strap (Saddle stitched leather with natural tanning agents) – Perfect for a smart causal profile sipping latte at the cafe. Length: 75mm/120mm; Thickness: 4mm.
New improved Evant buckle for better ergonomics
The iconic masculine 20mm signed tang buckle is also made from the same CuSn8 bronze in matching matte finishing. The new bronze buckle is slightly elongated for a more ergonomically curved to give a flushed fit and provides total security on the wrist.
Tropic Style Caseback with Limited Edition Serial Number
The serial numbers in black are the ones avilable. Reservations are taken on a first come first served basis.
Regrettably, the table is not updated real time. But we try our best to update it as frequently as time allows.
To reserve a particular serial number, please proceed with ordering on our website and than email us your Order ID and the serial number of your choice. If possible, please let us know at least 2 serial number of your choice according to your priority. Thank You for your understanding.
For customers who have no preference, a random serial number will be assigned to you.
The list does not reflect the number of watches that are available. It only reflects the numbers that are specifically reserved.
Available Serial Numbers:
Delivery of the watches will start on the 4th December 2017 on a first in first out basis.