Nodus Avalon II dive watch
Since their advent in the 1950s, diver’s watches have been a staple in watchmaking and fashion. While most people who wear diver’s watches never really dive into the icy depths for which they are designed, their durability, versatility and style make them a must-have for any collector. One name adding to the popularity of the diver’s watch is Nodus, a Los Angeles-based micro-brand that has already made waves with its incredibly attractive flagship, the Avalon. Now, the SoCal standout is looking to build on the Avalon’s popularity with her second collection: the Avalon II.
The Avalon II is a faithful and dapper sequel to its predecessor. Its 316L surgical stainless steel cushion case and retro design evoke the timeless style of some mid-century diver’s watches. Although the Avalon II has a classic design, its case has been CNC machined and is incredibly sleek and slim, establishing the suite diver as a thoroughly modern watch. Nodus also made sure to build the Avalon II in a way that retains the utility and durability that put the original Avalon on the map. A ball-bearing loaded bezel – with a fully illuminated polished ceramic insert – enables precise clicks, while Viton seals increase the watch’s resistance to water, chemicals and heat.
When it comes to styling, the Avalon II comes in four gorgeous styles: Coral Yellow, Trench Black, Seaspray White, and Pelagic Blue. While we particularly love the coral yellow dial, each dial is supremely elegant, with an embossed textured pattern, bold applied indexes that are filled with brilliant blue T-C1 X1 grade Super-LumiNova, and a color-matched date. six o’clock window. The Avalon II watch also features an easily adjustable strap clasp thanks to its exclusive NodeX extension system that features five locking positions – an impressive and welcome presence on any watch, not to mention a mic.
Other features of this classy dive watch are its Miyota 9015 automatic movement, 300M water resistance and double-domed sapphire crystal. The Avalon II shines as an example of American ingenuity and timeless diver’s watch style, and with a retail price of $700, it’s also an incredible value.