After quite a long wait the LM-8 is finally available for sale. It has a Rolex Sea Dweller style case with an automatic helium escape at 9 o'clock. The watch features the same hands as all their other models and is water resistant to 2000m. The vague "swiss automatic movement" leads me to believe that it is most likely a movement that may have had some problems. Of course this is the same situation with the Pinion Axis model, where they said "swiss automatic" during the pre-release. It turned out to be an ETA 2824-2. This depth rating is truly just a novelty due to the fact that one would die before reaching that depth, but it will bring peace of mind if someone is diving to lesser depths. The bezel insert is ceramic with DLC coated markers, so only a lume pip on the 120-click bezel. The hands and markers are filled with C3 superluminova, the brightest and longest lasting available. With massive case dimensions it is not for the faint of heart. It is 45mm in diameter (not including crown), 17mm tall, 56mm lug to lug and has a 24mm lug to lug. The sapphire crystal is flat, thankfully, because it will be quite easy to bump into things already. The crystal also has anti-reflective treatment on its underside. It has a telescoping divers extension on the solid clasp. The watch comes in only one configuration and is sold exclusively from Ocean7. To see pictures and to purchase the watch you can visit their website here: http://www.ocean7watchco.com/
store/lm-8-professional-diver.html. Of course it is not for everyone, but it warrants mention since the release has been anticipated by many.
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