137 Olympic Diver

Davosa’s Ter­nos Rio com­mem­o­rates the up­com­ing Olympic Games in Au­gust with a spe­cial colour­way

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Davosa’s Ter­nos Rio com­mem­o­rates the up­com­ing Olympics with a spe­cial colour­way

To mark the 2016 Olympic Games that will be held in Rio de Janeiro later this year, Davosa has re­leased a spe­cial edi­tion of its pop­u­lar Ter­nos dive watch. The new Ter­nos Rio’s bezel has high­lights in yel­low, green, and blue as a nod to host coun­try Brazil’s na­tional colours, and sports a yel­low sweep sec­onds hand that com­ple­ments these ac­cents. The rest of the watch re­mains un­changed though, which pre­serves its over­all de­sign lan­guage and re­sul­tant ver­sa­til­ity.

Like the reg­u­lar mod­els, the Ter­nos Rio comes in a steel case mea­sur­ing 40mm across, with a match­ing steel bracelet. Its dial and ceramic bezel have both been ren­dered in black, and are free of su­per­flu­ous mark­ings to main­tain the level of leg­i­bil­ity ex­pected of a dive watch. Nat­u­rally, Su­per-lu­mi­nova has been ap­plied to the usual spots as well. On the er­gonomics front, the knurled ro­tat­ing bezel and large crown makes for eas­ily ma­nip­u­la­tion, while the bracelet’s clasp has an in­te­grated diver’s ex­ten­sion to guar­an­tee a close fit whether the watch is worn un­der a French cuff or over a wet­suit.

Un­der the Ter­nos Rio’s hood is a DAV 2824 cal­i­bre based on an ETA 2824-2. This work­horse move­ment has a go­ing time of 38 hours, and comes with a sim­ple date in­di­ca­tor. Davosa has po­si­tioned the date aper­ture at three o’clock, un­der­neath a mag­ni­fy­ing “cy­clops” lens that’s in­te­grated with the sap­phire crys­tal, to al­low it to be read at a glance.

The Ter­nos Rio will have a lim­ited run of 100 pieces. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing DAV 2824 with 38-hour power re­serve

CASE 40mm in steel with ceramic bezel in­sert, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 200m

STRAP Steel bracelet with de­ploy­ant buckle PRICE $1,450

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