Dievas is a German sport watch manufacturer that has been designing interesting watches for quite a few years now. We were fans of their tritium equipped Divergraph chrono and their Vortex model has done very well since its inception. Last week they introduced a very interesting new model called the Focal. The Focal is a 500m dive watch that features a clean and legible design backed by a hardened steel case and a Swiss automatic movement. The Focal is powered by an ETA-2824-2 automatic movement that features a Dievas customized rotor and has been adjusted in five positions for the best possible accuracy.
Protecting the movement is a 45 mm x 14.5 mm case made completely of Dievas’ own proprietary 6Steel hardened stainless steel. 6Steel is a heat treated 316L stainless steel that, when the hardening process is complete, carries a hardness of 1300 Hv which is in the same range as Sinn’s tegimented steel. Hardened steel is massively popular these days as it makes a case harder to scratch and more resistive to corrosion. The styling is excellent with the Focal’s strong lugs, thin unidirectional bezel and eight o’clock crown. The hands and dials are minimalist and have a modern military styling that is as functional as it is cool. The subtle date aperture at six o’clock is outstaged by the flashy yellow font used for the FOCAL name on the dial. Luckily, the yellow type set is matched by the second hand and adds a bit of color to an otherwise monochromatic affair. The Focal is fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and comes with an Italian rubber strap that features a dive style clasp with a wet suit extension.
We really like the Dievas Focal, its simple styling, advanced case material and thoughtful design is one that will be sure to win over buyers. The Focal is available to be ordered directly from Dievas for $1280 which is a very competitive price given the very limited availability of competition with a comparable feature set. There is something of a void between $1000 and $2000 when it comes to really appealing designs and we think the Focal addresses this range well. Let us know in the comments what you think and if you would like to see a Focal review.