About this watch
Limited to just 33 pieces, this is a collaboration piece with the largests and most popular watch group on Facebook, the Diver's Watches Facebook Group. The custom made orange laqué poli dial has been manufactured at Formex’s in house dial manufacture in the Swiss Jura mountains. Besides all the features of the original model, owners of the DW LE will receive an additional surprise strap, sponsored by DW Group Founder Andreas S. Gregoriades of LocalTime. The watches have been customized with the DW group logo on the dial and the watch’s limited edition serial number is engraved on the case back.
A true Divers’ watch by design, the 42mm stainless steel watch is powered by a self-winding COSC-certified SW300 that comes in Sellita’s highest quality grade, using top of the line components only found in Chronometer-grade movements. This thin high-precision caliber allowed to construct the REEF at just 11.4mm thickness and a perceived height of 9.4mm, making it a great fit for the elegant occasions alike. For any underwater activities, a double gasket construction is designed and tested for 300 m / 1000 ft of water resistance.
Being one of the most exposed parts, the unidirectional rotatable bezel is made of an extremely hard and scratch-resistant Zirconium oxide ceramic. The graduations and numbers are engraved by femto-laser pulsations. Each bezel takes 60 minutes of precision engraving to achieve its three-dimensional effect. Machined gear-like indentations on the bezel’s edge allow a diver the ideal grip to safely set and monitor diving time and decompression stops. The 120 click action is responsive and smooth, yet offers firm and precise function of the bezel. All bezels are interchangeable without the use of any tools.
Both the solid-link bracelet and the rubber strap feature a buckle with a patented fine-adjustment system as well as a completely re-engineered and patented quick release system that allows to swap straps without the use of any tools.
- Swiss Made Automatic Movement
- Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
- Screw-Down Crown
- Sapphire Crystal
- Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating
- LIMITED EDITION
- STAINLESS STEEL
- Exclusive UHRENRATGEBER Bonus
- Select one additional bezel of your choice and enter coupon code "UHRENRATGEBEREEF" in the cart to get it for FREE. You will be able to exchange your bezels without the use of any tools.
- NEW interchangeable bezels
- All REEF watches now come with a one of its kind bezel mounting system that allows to pull out the bezel from the case by hand and exchange it with another color. Click here to see the selection:
We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.
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Free Express Delivery
All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.
All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.
Unidirectional rotatable Ceramic bezel
The REEF’s unidirectional rotatable bezel is one of the key functionalities of the watch. Being one of the most exposed parts, the bezel is made of an extremely hard and scratch-resistant Zirconium oxide ceramic. The graduations and numbers are engraved by femto-laser pulsations. Each bezel takes 60 minutes of precision engraving to achieve its three-dimensional effect. Machined gear-like indentations on the bezel’s edge allow a diver the ideal grip to safely set and monitor diving time and decompression stops. The 120 click action is responsive and smooth, yet offers firm and precise function of the bezel. All bezels are interchangeable without the use of any tools.
officially certified movement
The REEF is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW300-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. We've chosen its highest quality grade "Chronometer" because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. Another reason why we've purposely chosen this thin movement is because it allowed to construct the REEF at just 11.4mm thickness and a perceived height of 9.4mm. The movement is completely decorated and wound by Formex’s in-house developed and custom built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. Each certified chronometer is unique, identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate number issued by the COSC. While less than 3% of Swiss watch movements are officially certified, Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.
fine adjustment clasp
Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the REEF also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp that allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The strap can be changed without the use of any tools with Formex's patented quick release system. The stainless steel bracelet with screwed links has the same quick release system and also features a unique fine-adjustment system.
meticulous attention to detail
Understated at first glance, but beneath the apparent simplicity lies exceptional craftsmanship in every respect. Take the symmetrical 42mm stainless steel case with its incredibly detailed finish on the ceramic bezel, perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror-polished bevels. The sunray finished dial is manufactured at Formex’s in-house dial manufacture in the Jura mountains. The gradient for the different colors is sprayed by hand. The REEF’s bold rehaut-style hour markers are also hand-applied and triangle shaped, pointing towards the broad hour and minute hands that share the same detailed beveled mirror polish and brushed top surface finishing. Hands and hour markers as well as a capsule on the bezel’s zero marker are deep-filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions. Being able to read the time with absolute certainty is a matter of survival when diving.
Swiss Made Sellita SW300-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 25 jewels. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 42 hours power reserve.
Height: 11.4mm (perceived 9.4mm)
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres / 1000 feet)
Weight: 90g (case only)
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating Zirconium Oxide Ceramic bezel (blue, black, green) / Stainless steel for the steel bezel
Case: Stainless steel 316L
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment
Black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite deployant clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System. Stainless steel bracelet with screwed links, Quick Release function and stainless steel buckle with patented Micro-Adjustment System
Custom made orange laqué poli dial with DW group logo. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.
FINE-ADJUSTMENT DEPLOYANT CARBON CLASP
Your rubber strap comes on our new deployant clasp with a patented fine-adjustment. More intuitive to operate, the new version is fully made out of our proprietary carbon fiber composite. The micro-adjustment is now even easier to use and can be operated while the watch is on your wrist. Lightweight, smooth to the touch, ultra-durable and highly functional, this clasp is a real piece of engineering, making your REEF even more comfortable to wear.