Some five years after his last new watch, the Classic Janiver, Vianney Halter has just presented his latest creation, the Antiqua Ocean, on his website.
Based on the design of his seminal Antiqua Perpetual Calendar of 1998, the Antiqua Ocean is a diver’s watch rated to 300 m. Each of the indications in a porthole. The sub-dial on the upper right shows the time, with the date just below it. At the bottom left is the duration of the dive, while the last sub-dial at 10 o’clock is a depth gauge. This is Vianney’s first steel wristwatch, which is good news given how high the retail prices of his current products have risen. The pictures show the prototype, and more information will be presented soon. Products from Vianney tend to emerge at a leisurely pace so I don’t expect to see this in stores quickly. Incidentally, please take note of today’s date as well. – SJX
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