Following in the success of the Megalodon 4, Benarus has announced their newest model, the Sea Snake. Benarus seems to have a knack for developing distinct and rather original designs, and the new Sea Snake is no exception. Featuring a 44 x 14 mm stainless steel case with a lug to lug length of only 50mm, the Sea Snake should be completely at home on most wrists and, given its 42 mm bezel, it will likely wear a bit smaller than its 44 mm case size would suggest. This new Benarus three-hander is powered by the reliably ubiquitous ETA 2824-2 and employs a domed sapphire crystal, wide-set 24 mm lugs and a lumed bezel scale to round out its spec sheet.
The Sea Snake is 500m water resistant and can be ordered with either a black or blue bezel and optional orange minute hand (see photos). Benarus is selling the Sea Snake directly through their website for $730 which includes a nicely-matched stainless steel bracelet and a rubber strap. Buyers can option a mesh bracelet ($70) or different rubber strap ($35), should they desire additional OEM mounting options.
We really like the look of the Sea Snake with its wide and lumed bezel, mix of brushed and polished surfaces, and super-legible dial design. At $730 the Sea Snake has a lot of competition from Halios, Helson, Armida, OCEAN7, and many more of the indie brands. It definitely seems as though Benarus has compiled a complete package for the Sea Snake and we cannot wait to get one in for review. What do you think of the new Benarus Sea Snake? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook.