The young independent watchmaker created a great diving timepiece which provides high-end performances and durability to both amateur and professional divers. Made of the brand’s special 6Steel, this watch is approximately 6 times harder than stainless steel, which guarantees excellent resistance to scratches and corrosion. Besides, the special construction of new Dievas Maya watch ensures the high protection from magnetic fields. What is the most important, it has the high-end water resistance of up to 1,888 meters (6000 feet), which is much more than anyone who purchases this diver’s watch will ever need.
The multi-piece case of the watch first underwent through a 20 day machine hardening process in Germany and than finished and polished by hand in the brand’s manufactory. The final result of the complex production is an extremely tough construction that guarantees the stunning water-resistance and high functionality. The case is robust, with the diameter of 45 mm, which is very important for easy handling under water. It incorporates a uni-directional rotating bezel also made of 6Steel. It can be moved exactly 60 times for precise adjustment, necessary for measuring of diving time. The case-back and the crown are screwed down, which also contributes to the high resistance to water-pressure.
Another great feature of the Maya watch (which is by the way named after the ancient Mayan civilization) is the Faraday cage – anti-magnetic case crafted in a highly permeable material (soft iron) which protects the mechanism from electric fields by sending static and magnetic radiation only along its exterior. At the same time, it prevents electric charges or radiation to affect the interior. Thus, the watch is resistant to the magnetic influences to 1000 gauss or 80,000 A/m, almost 17 times more than a standard issued Anti-Magnetic watch rated to DIN 8309 (Deutsche Industrie Norm – German Industry Norm) standards. This makes the watch capable to function even in the high radiation environment.
Dievas Maya diving watch is powered by a well-proven ETA 2824-2 self-winding mechanism that incorporates Dievas custom DLC-treated CNC rotor. This quality movement oscillates at the high frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour.
Covered by the anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the black dial provides exceptional deepness and great readability. Thick hour markers and hands are covered with white SuperLuminova for the highest legibility even in the most extreme conditions. Furthermore, numerals on the date disk, revealed through the round aperture at the 5 o’clock position are marked in red.
The bold looking case is paired with a handmade alligator black leather band, attached to a rubber strap. This great timepiece is available for around $1700.