Color

: Red x

Variation

: Automatic x

  • Automatic

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100% Shipped

The Diver-1's are finishing production at Ares Watch Co.

Estimated delivery timeline to TAD from Ares:

Autos and Quartz:

  • 25 autos, 50 quartz ship to TAD on 12/8
  • 25 autos, 50 quartz ship to TAD on 12/11

GMT:

  • 25 GMTs ship to TAD on 12/3
  • 25 GMTs ship to TAD on 12/8
  • 50 GMTs ship to TAD on 12/11

TAD will be fullfilling orders in the order in which they are received, as they are received from Ares Watch Co. We anticipate getting every order out in time for the holidays.

Overview

LIMITED TO 50 UNITS

From Matt:

Before I became a watchmaker, I worked for the CIA.  My entire professional life had been in service - from police officer to Federal Air Marshal Service to the Central Intelligence Agency.  When it ended, I had to decide what was next in my transition to a different kind of life. “Well, if you could wake up tomorrow and be anything, what would it be?” my wife wondered, a challenge in her voice.  My answer came clearly and quickly. “I’d make watches,” I said. “I’d be a watchmaker.”

I have been fascinated by mechanical wrist watches and pocket watches and clocks my entire life.  Cheap or expensive, vintage or modern, cuckoo clocks like the one hanging at my Grandma’s house, or mantle clocks, like the one that kept time in my childhood home, with large brass hands and a sing-song quarter hour chime.  Each in their own way are regal keepers of the past and guardians of the future.  I love them all.  I bought my first watch when I was 14, after a summer of picking spinach and saving my money.  My Citizen Promaster dive watch arrived in a yellow scuba tank package, and today, 35 years later, it sits next to an heirloom Rolex- a gift from a mentor and friend.  To me, they are equally wonderful. 

My professional life has been built on precision, integrity, and commitment to hard work and exceeding expectations. These same values are the heart of ARES.   We commit to excellent craftsmanship, service, and exceeding your expectations. We are excited to create our own vision of the regal keepers of the past and guardians of the future. 

Time is the single characteristic that binds all of our lives equally, regardless of who or where on this earth we are.  Time is the only constant that we note as a species, both when we are born and when we die. 


ARES is a tool. We are honored to keep time for you.

Details

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DIVER-1 Movement

  • Swiss Automatic: ARES currently uses ETA Swiss movements for our automatic DIVER-1 (ETA 2824) and our automatic GMT (ETA 2893-2) that are assembled & tuned by ARES watchmakers, including perlage & finishing.

DIVER-1 Case, Caseback, Crown & Bezel

  • “PVD bead blast stainless steel case 

  • 41.0mm 316L stainless steel two piece case with individually serialized, engraved, screwback construction.

  • 42.0mm 316L stainless steel bezel, featuring countdown timer with C3 Superluminova, clear coat finish, aggressive ‘no slip’ teeth, and 120-click uni-directional countdown mission timer.

  • 49.5mm lug to lug 22mm drilled lugs with 1.8mm shoulderless spring bars, supplied with a 3-ring LASH ballistic nylon strap.

  • 10 o’clock ‘fat head’ 7.2mm logo’d screw down crown, featuring aggressive ‘no slip’ teeth and double Viton seals.

  • 13.3mm overall thickness

  • 3.3oz total weight

Crystal, Dial & Hands

  • Flat sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective AR coating

  • Brass dial with Super LumiNova C3 printed hour indicators, painted minute indices and logo

  • Brushed hands with C3, with either brushed stainless or red seconds hand

Performance & Testing

  • Individually tested and certified, fully assembled, to 100BAR = 3345ft.

  • Anti-magnetic rating 18.8Oe, shock resistant to NIHS-91-10 standards, and thermo-compensated -0 to 50+ C

Hand Assembled In The USA

Made in USA

Night Ops Edition

Night Ops Edition

The Ares Diver-1 Auto Night Ops Edition features a PVD blackout case and case back with a red crown. The case back features the signature TAD Topo in gold as well as the individual watch serial number and watch specs. The Ares Diver-1 Auto Night Ops Edition ships with a black Quantum Watch Strap in the matte variation.

Updated Bezel Alignment

Updated Bezel Alignment

The Ares Diver-1 Midnight Run Edition features a new case upgrade that ensures precise alignment of the bezel with the case. For more information on the upgrade please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/CTm1zsxFYgQ/

Mission Timer

Mission Timer

The stainless steel 120-click uni-directional bezel features aggressive ‘no slip’ teeth that can easily be utilized while using glozes or wet hands. The bezel also features a countdown mission timer sequence for keeping track of your time of target effortlessly.

Precise Movement

Precise Movement

Swiss Automatic: ARES currently uses ETA Swiss movements for the automatic DIVER-1 (ETA 2824) that are assembled & tuned by ARES watchmakers, including perlage & finishing.

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

Featuring a flat sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective AR coating ensuring you get an accurate reading of the watch face no matter the angle.

Beyond The Deep

Beyond The Deep

Every ARES DIVER-1 is individually tested and certified, fully assembled, to 100BAR = 3345ft.

Anti-magnetic rating 18.8Oe, shock resistant to NIHS-91-10 standards, and thermo-compensated -0 to 50+ C

No mission, land, sea, or air is beyond what the DIVER-1 can withstand. It remains mission capable.

Mobility In Mind

Mobility In Mind

The 10 o’clock ‘fat head’ 7.2mm logo’d screw down crown features aggressive ‘no slip’ teeth and double Viton seals. This placement allows the user full range of motion without the crown digging into the back of their hand.

Own The Night

Own The Night

C3 Superluminova is used on the bezel, printed hour indicators, painted minute indices, hands, and logos giving the ARES DIVER-1 TAD Edition an unmistakable illuminating glow.

Adventure Inspired

Adventure Inspired

The ARES DIVER-1 TAD Edition features a topo engraved case back and a unique serial number for every unit.