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Overview

LIMITED TO 300 UNITS TOTAL

250 Quartz Available

50 Automatics Available

The first DIVER-1's with automatic movements. 

The first DIVER-1's from Ares' new manufacturing facility. 

The first Ares TAD editions.

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

  • Your DIVER-1 Mission Timer is manufactured with a precision Swiss movement, either quartz or automatic.  

  • Swiss Super Quartz: LASTS 10X longer than standard quartz watches. ARES currently uses the 715Li 5-jewel gold plated Swiss analog quartz, manufactured by Ronda, with a 10-year lithium-ion battery and End-of-Life indicator.

  • 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

  • “Urban” 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 with LASH strap

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

LASH & Rubber Straps

  • Combo Urban & PVD = Urban Grey with PVD Hardware

Hand Assembled In The USA

Precise Movement

Precise Movement

Swiss Super Quartz: LASTS 10X longer than standard quartz watches. ARES uses the 715Li 5-jewel gold plated Swiss analog quartz, manufactured by Ronda, with a 10-year lithium-ion battery and End-of-Life indicator.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adventure Inspired

Adventure Inspired

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