Bond Junior

Crux Dive Watches

So you’ll probably never channel Sean Connery’s Thunderball coolness, sporting a classic Rolex Submariner dive watch and driving an Aston Martin DB5 while causing Ursula Andress to swoon. But you can, at the very least, upgrade the timepiece on your wrist, from the run-of-the mill quartz watch (which is more than likely sitting in your nightstand drawer because you haven’t changed the battery) to any one of the classy and uber-masculine chronometers GP has brought to your attention, like the lines from RedSea and Benarus, which are fully automatic and never need battery power. Now, from Australia, comes a new line of beautiful diving watches from the Crux Watch Company.

Both classic and coolly modern, Crux watch cases are made with 316L surgical stainless steel, with 4mm thick sapphire crystal and inner anti-reflective coating. The inner workings sport a high-grade ETA-2824-2 Swiss movement and an inner iron core which is designed to increase anti-magnetic capability, protecting the timekeeping accuracy. SuperLuminova coats the dial numerals and markers, ensuring excellent low-light visibility. For your deeper dives, their entire line has a depth rating of 1000 meters, clearly not just for bellyflops at the local pool. Crux makes one watch at a time and takes the time to assemble and regulate each piece as they receive each order. They top it off with a personalized travel case, a leather strap (with your dinner jacket), a rubber strap (for your stealth missions), and a strap changing tool. The CX-1, CX-2, CX-3 and CX-4 models are all stunning. The hardest part is choosing one. Go ahead, make Mr. Bond proud.

By Amos Kwon

Buy Now: $690

The first 30 watches will be sold at an introductory reduced price of $590 + shipping.