Timeless, masculine, sporty: The André Belfort Sous les mers is not only the perfect companion for trips down into the abyss but also for a walk on the wild side in everyday life. Diving watches have long since earned their place on wrists everywhere and are no longer limited to leisure activities and marine adventures. This is especially true for the more reserved versions in darker colors or those with a distinct classic design, like the model we’re introducing today: The Sous les mers in a striking red and blue “Pepsi” look.
The dial of the André Belfort Sous les mers offers a captivating look that is as straightforward as it is traditional. The large size of the indices and hands ensure excellent readability, even in the dark and under water thanks to the generous use of lume. The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal which features a cyclops above the date window at the 3 o’clock position.
With its large numerals, which are a characteristic design in diver’s watches, the bezel completes the attractive appearance of the Sous les mers. And although all versions of this watch are definitely attractive, we want to spend a little more time here with the newest addition to the collection, the one with the beautiful red and blue “Pepsi” bezel. It’s fun and timeless – a true classic.
And of course, as with all diver’s watches, the bezel of the Sous les mers can only be adjusted clockwise to prevent an accidental (and potentially fatal!) extension of the diving time.
With a diameter of 44 mm, the Sous les mers is a rather large model and is therefore fully in line with the latest trends. Fans of sports watches in particular prefer a larger diameter and, especially in the case of diver’s watches, where an unambiguous readability always comes first, the dial must not only be clearly structured but also large enough. The partly brushed, partly polished details of the stainless steel case and the bracelet complete an overall beautiful design which is very easy on the eyes and will last the test of time.
The Sous les mers is water resistant up to 30 bar (or 300 meters) and offers a helium valve on the side of the case at the 9 o’clock position. It guarantees an automatic and safe release of gases that may have penetrated the case during the dive.
The Sous les mers is powered by a reliable automatic movement which provides a power-reserve of 38 hours. That means you do not need to wear it every day, but when you want to alternate between watches or opt for not wearing one at all for several days, a watch winder may be a good investment for you.
In addition to the two-tone model presented here, André Belfort offers the Sous les mers in 10 other colours, fitted with either stainless steel or silicon bracelets.