At Pompeak we create the watches we want to wear, focusing on beautiful design and quality components before anything else.

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By enlisting the help of our community and listening to feedback all the way from design to pre-production, we've been able to concentrate on the things that really matter to ensure we can introduce this collection at the best possible price.

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Sticking to this core value has led to features across the industry:

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British Design/Swiss Movement

Our first ever dive watch has been designed, refined and tested over the last 12 months to ensure the end result is a stunning fusion of British design, high quality materials and Swiss automatic movements, with a price point to contrast the premium features.

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Swiss Automatic Movement

The Swiss have a world leading reputation for watch expertise. Built up over hundreds of years of innovation and consistent excellence, they continue to set the standard to which all others are judged.

So, when looking for the perfect movement to power this watch, the choice became obvious:

The Sellita SW200-1 is recognized as one of the best work horse movements around. Often found in watches costing thousands, features include: hacking, hand winding and a quick set date function. A truly outstanding display of horology.

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SW200-1 Specs:

  • Self-Winding Mechanism
  • 28,800 Vibrations per hour
  • 26 Jewels
  • 38 Hour Power Reserve

Automatic/self-winding watches are often chosen as the perfect combination of character and heritage of the mechanical watch, without the need to manually wind the movement each day.

The Dials

Keeping a dive watch dial legible is key, but that doesn't mean it can't be interesting.

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Dive down (or switch the off lights) and the watch really shines thanks to the Swiss Super-LumiNova (BGW9) filled hands, indices and bezel.

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BGW9 Lume has a long lasting, blue glow at night, with a clean white look in the day.

The Case

The inspirations for this case may be clear, 40mm of highly polished and brushed 904L Stainless steel, topped with a 120 click, uni-directional ceramic bezel.

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Historically 904L has been reserved for a select few watches costing big bucks, largely due to the increased complications in sourcing and processing, however as the technology and machinery becomes more widely available, the cost associated also comes down and we're finally able to introduce this way under the £1000 threshold.

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904L is often referred to as a corrosion resistant super alloy due to it's exceptional, almost perfect, aging properties, even in the harshest of environments.

Water Resistance

What use is a dive watch without water resistance?

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In this day and age, let's be honest, frequent Scuba Divers use a digital dive computer as their main life saving tool, but who doesn't want a watch that can survive just about anywhere they can?

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That's why we've doubled the minimum water resistance required for a "divers" watch with 20ATM - Up to 200m!

The Bezel

The elapsed time bezel is used to measure total dive time and decompression stops - a crucial addition to any dive watch.

With a 120 click uni-directional bezel and ceramic insert, we're combining precise timing with an almost scratch proof material, complete with a refined and elegant shine.

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The uni-directional feature means the bezel will only rotate counter-clockwise and any accidental knocks will only "add" to the elapsed time.

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Whether it's the waters surface or your next meeting - It's almost always better to arrive a little early than a little late.

The Glass

If you know anything about watch glass/crystal, you'll know that Sapphire Crystal is the most scratch resistant you can get. With a hardness only inferior to diamond, this is a no-brainer.

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Our double domed, solid sapphire crystal is no different, with added Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings ensuring crystal clear readability in all conditions.

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The Straps

Choose between a classic stainless steel link bracelet with highly polished center links, complete with a sliding micro adjust clasp or an extremely durable rubber strap complete with quick release pins for easy, yet secure, on/off.

Pompeak sub-aquatic dive watch straps
Pompeak sub-aquatic dive watch straps

How to Get Yours?

The Sub-Aquatic will be launching on Kickstarter 6th April 2021!

New to Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that gives creators an opportunity to gain funding for a project by providing early supporters a unique reward.

In our case, this means, by pre-ordering your watch, you help us make the collection a reality while saving up to 46% off future retail price.

The platform works in an "all or nothing" funding basis as explained here:

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In short: If you choose to support us, you'll either be among the first to receive your new watch at a discounted price, or you won't be charged.

It's a win-win.

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