Diving, while wearing a DAVOSA Argonautic Bronze on your wrist, signals to the world that you are a trendsetter and yet part of a centuries-old tradition of seafaring and diving. After all, for centuries bronze has been the material of choice for nautical devices as well as for the first diving bells. Now some watch manufacturers have begun rediscovering this heritage material. Bronze is easy to work with and its unique, yellowish-red sheen gives it a distinct look compared to materials like gold, silver and stainless steel. What is more, the surface reacts to its wearer and prevailing climatic conditions, so the timepiece develops an individual patina in the shortest time. This makes each watch one of a kind in what is already a strictly limited edition.
I purchased this time piece almost 2 years ago. In that time, the visual personal characteristics of this watch are definitely starting to show. The bronze case is starting to show its greenish patina in areas, giving it that personalized touch. The movement has been flawlessly accurate so far. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars has less to do with the watch itself, but for the watch strap. It is a rubberized leather, and the rubber is literally crumbling off of the band already.