Absolutely timeless, masculine and sporty: The André Belfort Sous les mers iss not only the perfect companion for trips into the abyss but also in day-to-day life. Diving watches have long since earned their place on the wrists of the masses and no longer have to limit themselves to adventures and leisure time. This is especially true for the more reserved versions in dark colours or those which come in classic designs, such as the model we introduce today.
The dial of the André Belfort Sous les mers features a design that is as simple as it is traditional. The large size of the hour-markers and hands guarantees excellent legibility in the dark and under water thanks to the generous use of lume. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and comes with a cyclops – a magnifying glass – right above the date window at the 3 o’clock position.
The bezel completes the attractive appearance of the Sous les mers and, not least because of its large numerals, contributes decisively to the characteristic appearance of this diver’s watch. Of course, all variants are beautiful, but the striking two-tone design – especially in the timeless red and blue „Pepsi“ version – is particularly popular with watch enthusiasts. As with all diver’s watches, the bezel of the Sous les mers can be only moved clockwise to prevent an accidental (and potentially deadly) extending the dive time.
With a diameter of 44 mm, the Sous les mers is a larger model and is therefore fully in line with the latest trends. Fans of sporty watches in particular prefer a bigger diameter. Especially in the case of diving watches, where excellent legibility is always the top priority, the dial must not only be clearly structured but also large enough.
The partly brushed and partly polished details of the case and the stainless steel bracelet create a charming overall picture, which is further enhanced by the serrations on the bezel.
The case is water-resistant to 30 bar or 300 metres and is equipped with a helium valve at the 9 o’clock position. This guarantees an automatic release of all gases that may have penetrated the case during the dive, so they cannot damage the watch on the way to the surface.
The Sous les mers is powered by a reliable, high-performance automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours.
In addition to the two-tone model presented here, André Belfort offers the Sous les mers in 10 other colours, fitted with stainless steel or silicon bracelets.