The Reverie Diver, the first dive watch from the Singaporean brand has just been launched on Kickstarter. Reverie, known for elegant, affordable timepieces and has taken that design ethos to create a dive watch that is not only capable and functional but incorporates a beautiful and elegant dial along with a super slim watch case (11mm to be exact). The Reverie Diver is now available on Kickstarter, with an Early Bird price of $325, 33%off the retail price of $500, with the watches expected to ship in December 2020.
For almost a decade, large, chunky dive watches were what manufacturers produced and what most collectors wanted. While those watches are still out there, thin is in as they say, and there has absolutely been a growing trend toward thinner, smaller and more svelte dive style watches in the past few years. Reverie watches have taken over 2 years to design and perfect their vision of a dive watch. The Reverie Diver is 40mm wide, a length of 43mm, 11mm thick, and a lug width of 20mm, with a tapering bracelet. Here are the full specifications below:
• 316L stainless steel case. 40mm diameter, 43mm lug-to-lug, 11mm thickness, and 20mm lug-width. It comes with a display case back and a 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel.
• Engraved Miyota 9039 movement. Japanese automatic movement with a 42 hours power reserve, hacking seconds function, and a high frequency of 28,800 per hour.
• Guilloché dial with 3 color choices. A double-layer dial with our signature guilloché effect. At least 3 colors will be offered: (1) navy; (2) olive green; and (3) warm grey. We are also considering a burgundy option.
• 2 types of Super-LumiNova. BGW9 (blue) on the hands and C3 (green) on the hour markers and bezel marker.
• Sapphire crystal. AR-coating provided on the underside to minimize glare.
• Screw-down crown and 20ATM water resistance.
• Adjustable tapered bracelet. The brushed stainless steel bracelet includes: (1) a 6mm taper; (2) micro-adjustability of up to
11mm extension on-the-go; and (3) tool-less removal design allowing easy swapping of straps.
• Additional EPDM rubber strap with tang buckle. 20mm wide and tapers down to 18mm, with the same tool-less removal
design as the bracelet.
• Limited edition. Limited edition of 125 pieces per color with each watch’s number engraved on the case-back. Like all other
Reverie collections, we do not reproduce any designs once they are sold out.
• Leather travel roll. Each watch comes with a leather travel roll that fits up to 4 watches.
• Free worldwide shipping.
• 2-year international repair warranty.
Beyond being thinner than a Tudor Black Bay and even thinner than a similarly-sized Oris Aquis, the Reverie Diver brings elegance with its Guilloche dial. Despite this elaborate dial, the Diver is very legible with bold hands, a sector layout, and dual-colored lume for great visibility in low-light or complete darkness. The Reverie Diver is powered by the no-date Miyota 9039, visible through the sapphire display case back, showing off its custom rotor.
For those that like the ultimate versatility and comfort when it comes to bracelets, the Reverie Diver comes with a 3 link bracelet that is extremely comfortable and has an adjustable clasp by up to 11mm, allowing for the perfect fit. For those that are not a fan of bracelets, you can easily remove it, with no tool required, and change it out to your favorite strap. Bracelets of this quality with a highly adjustable clasp usually go for double the amount of the Reverie Diver, so not only is this bracelet a comfortable and attractive addition, but also a great value.
Some reading this may be worried about yet another watch on Kickstarter. Fortunately Reverie Watches has been around since 2014, and is not going anywhere. The Reverie Diver has been in development for 2 years, and Samuel Tay, owner of Reverie will see this watch come to fruition no matter what. While Covid-19 could cause some unforeseen delays, rest assured this watch will be produced the way Samuel envisioned. The Reverie Diver is available as we speak and is already very close to its campaign goal, which is sure to surpass and be overfunded. Watchreport will have a review of the production piece when it is finished, most likely early next year.
If you want to make sure you get the Reverie Diver at the best price possible, kick the Kickstarter link below.