Nodus Retrospect II Singularity DLC

Sales of This Affordable, Tactical Dive Watch Support a Timely Cause


March 20, 2020 Watches By

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Los Angeles-based independent watch brand Nodus produces affordable wares that are perfect for watch lovers on a budget, and their latest Retrospect II dive watch is no different. Stealthy and good looking, the Retrospect II Singularity DLC takes one of the brand’s existing designs and gives it an all-black treatment. Perhaps more notable, however, is that the brand is donating a portion of the watch’s sales to the WHO’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

A proper dive watch with 200m of water resistance, a screw-down crown and a unidirectional rotating timing bezel, the Retrospect II Singularity measures 40.5mm wide in its DCL-coated steel case. Its otherwise somber and serious demeanor is enlivened by a sporty, orange minute hand, and contrasting indices maintain legibility under a sapphire crystal. Low-light legibility should also be strong, with plenty of lume present via the type of layered, “sandwich-style” dial Nodus uses. The watch comes with a choice of appropriately tactical range of straps from Barton Bands and is powered by the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.

Limited to only 40 pieces, the Nodus Retrospect II Singularity DLC is available now for a price of $450.

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