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SPD X MKII Paradive Watch

Inspired by a Heritage US Military Dive Watch and Exclusive Collaboration with MKII Watches

Prometheus Design Werx under their sub-label Special Projects Division, introduces an exclusive dive watch collaboration with MKII Watches for Summer 2022. The Paradive is a dive watch evolved from the US MIL-W-50717, featuring a mechanical SII NE15 automatic movement, a double domed sapphire crystal with AR coating, 316L SS case, diver elapsed bezel, and waterproof to 20ATM/660’. The design and aesthetic are classic, spartan and purpose driven; the consummate “tool watch”. Exclusive details include their SPD Kraken Trident graphic on the dial and an orange tipped sweep hand. The original versions were issued to US Special Forces and CIA maritime units from the 1960s to the early 1980s, and unavailable commercially. This modernized version will be available to the general public.

The exclusive SPD X MKII Paradive collaboration will include black and OD green PDW Ti-NATO straps and an Expedition Watch Band Compass Kit.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“I’ve known Bill of MKII Watches for around 20 years now and have been a longtime admirer of his work, from his early days with Seiko mods to his contemporary inhouse models inspired by timeless and iconic classics. The MKII Paradive is probably one of his most recognizable models and represents the core of his watch making ethos. It is a watch style as worn by the quiet professionals of an earlier, pre-digital era. We’re big fans of the clean, spartan, and purposeful design of the Paradive. It is an adventurer’s watch, a watch for those who let their actions do the talking. Our edition features the exclusive, subtle details of our SPD Kraken Trident logo on the dial, an orange tipped sweep hand, and a branded case back with serial number.”

The first 50pcs of the SPD X MKII Paradive will be available for $955.00, and a LTD ED Full Set (limited to 5 pcs) paired with a custom Loveless style Chute knife by Wesley Liversage for $1575.00, on July 4th, 2022 at 12:00 noon Pacific via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

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