The latest addition to the Daniel Strom Agonium collection is the impeccable diving watch named Nethuns II. In all ancient civilizations water had its divinities. The most famous is Poseidon from the Greek mythology, but the Etruscans have also their own deity of water – Nethuns who was originally the god of wells, but later expanded to all water, including the sea.
The independent Swiss-based watchmaker, designer and philosopher, Daniel Strom, named its latest diving watch after the Etruscan god of water. This newcomer is able to dive to the depths of 200 meters (approximately 660 feet). Just like the other divers, the new Strom Agonium Nethuns II timepiece meets the international water-resistance safety norms. The watch is designed to resemble both the retro-futurist world of Jules Vernes from its famed novel Twenty thousand Leagues Under The Sea and the underwater kingdom.
The unusually designed diver is offered in several variations crafted either from 925 solid silver, bronze (CuSn8), palladium or platinum. Each alloy is issued in a limited series. Just like the other members of the Agonium line, the new watch consists of two cases – the robust and hermetic inner case which houses the movement, and the outer case which brings the artistic dimension. Interestingly, each wristwatch is engraved and fashioned by hand, therefore representing a completely unique masterpiece.
The beating heart of the Daniel Strom Agonium Nethuns II Diving Watch is the Swiss-made mechanical, self-winding movement which breathes life into indicators for hours, minutes and seconds. The watch comes with a rotating inner bezel which is operated by the screw-locked crown located at the 9 o’clock position. A sturdy crown provides a particularly sophisticated solution that prevents any inadvertent handling.
The robust case measures 48mm x 54mm (without the lugs) and it is shielded with a domed glare-resistant sapphire crystal and anti-allergenic titanium curved from the reverse side of the watch.
Underneath the front glass lies a black dial with white luminescent hour markers which offer outstanding legibility even in a deep murky water.
The newest diver from the house of Daniel Strom is teamed up with black or brown leather or rubber strap, ending with a pin buckle in 925 solid silver, gold, palladium or platinum, depending on the model.
The retail price is 9,999 Swiss francs which is approximately $10,200.