Deep Div er —
— Based out of Munich, UTS has 19 years of experience in producing dive watches of the highest quality. Back in 2004, the then five-year-old company joined the ranks of brands that have a watch that functions up to 3,000 meters underwater; a decade later and UTS made the leap into the 4,000meter range. In the four years since the UTS 4000M was originally released, it’s been regarded as a fantastic value proposition, especially for those with a passion for high-octane dive watches that sacrifice nothing in the way of reliability whether under the sea or on the land. Taking a watch that deep exerts over 5,000 pounds of pressure on its crystal. To keep it from cracking, UTS constructed a 6-mm-thick sapphire crystal that is then glued to the case and is secured by a stainless-steel ring with seven hex screws.
The watch itself comes in a 45-mm case crafted from a single block of surgical grade, German stainless steel. The bezel is attached through a screw lock system that is controlled by a ceramic ball bearing mechanism at 2 o’clock. Finally, the caseback and proprietary lugs are also attached to the case via hex screws and industrial seals and you can set the watch via the screw-down crown at 3 o’clock. Inside the watch is a workhorse ETA 2824-2 movement in its “Top”-grade finish. e entire case structure is assembled one-at-a-time by the hand of founder Nicolaus Spinner at UTS headquarters in Munich. The black or blue dial is highly legible and features Super-luminova indexes, numerals and hands. Two different options are still available: the classic time-anddate-only model (€5,500) and an additional GMT option (€6,500), both with your choice of either a rubber strap or steel bracelet.