The Dievas Sealab
Dievas was started around 2006 producing high quality limited timepieces focused on using the finest material with exceptional quality control. I was drawn to Dievas after looking over every bit of detail from their website and was quite impressed, especially on the Making of Dievas where they take you their process from start to finish. After browsing some of their models I knew I w anted to take a look at the Maya MK 3 Sealab which is what we wil tale a look at today.
Movement - Swiss SW200-1 automatic movement
Luminous - SuperLuminova
Case - High grade 316L stainless steel w/ DLC coating
Bezel - Ceramic bezel
Crown type - Screwdown crown at 4 O'clock
Lug width - 20mm
Crystal material - Sapphire crystal
Strap - H-link style metal bracelet. Additional rubber strap.
Water resistance 1000m
Dimensions - 41mm in diameter, 49mm lug to lug, 13.8mm thick
The Sealab dial has a great green sunburst effect with its multi-layered sandwich dial is really well done. The dial is clean and free of debris and the flat AR coated Sapphire gives it a nice touch as not to distort anything on the dial.
Moving up close to the dial the details are very well refined with a solid clean and crisp minute track. The rich yellow tone matches well with the evenly with the lume. The green sunburst dial captures light well all the way up to the track then turns a slightly darker green. Overall was really impressed with fine details on the dial.
The hand are cut well and the black finish stands out nicely against the green dial. The hour hand matches the rest of the yellow tone on the watch but is important to note that second and minute hand are outlines with a more a orange tone over the yellow.
The Ceramic inlay is solid and all of the markers were done cleanly and again extremely crisp. The bezel has no issue lining up and is 120 click unidirectional. It is important to note that the bezel is interchangeable with other bezels from the other models if so wish to do so with a hex key (not provided). The bezel is also easy to grip and rotate with no back play.
The case shows off a helium escape valve and a crown seated at the 4 position. The case sides are super smooth and the crown is easy to grip and very sturdy with a smooth rotation and easy setting of the time.
The scew down caseback is very simple just a matte finish just like the rest of the watch and the engraving is nice a smooth.
The bracelet articulates well and has easy to take out screws for easy adjustment. The milled clasp locks in place and feels turdy and secure. It does have a diver extension with and 3 small points of adjustment as shown.
The lume is really bright and if you're a lume junky then you will probably love this thing.
The Sealab retails for $1240 and $150 for the bezels. The Sealab also comes with a good quality screwdriver for sizing the bracelet and an extra rubber strap. The watch is very well made and attention to detail and quality is there throughout the piece. i do look forward to seeing what else they come out with in the future!