According to Marshall, Reverie watches was one of the first indie brands we worked with back when we first started the site in 2015. We have come a long way since then, and so have they. It has been approximately four years since we reviewed the Sea-Spirit. Today, I am very excited to know that we are going to be reviewing their latest offering – the Reverie Diver.
To kick things off, I have yet to receive the Reverie Diver simply because.. well, it got stuck in customs, but that’s okay! I am still going to be “diving” a little bit into my initial impressions of the watch. So here’s my quick take.
When I first laid my eyes on the digital renders of the Reverie Diver, I could feel that something was amiss with its overall aesthetic, but I can’t quite put my finger on it right now simply because I have yet to experience the watch in the metal, and according to Marshall, this was the case with the Sea-Spirit as well. When I had this conversation with the Reverie team, I was told that the Diver that we see today is the brand’s take on a hybrid sports watch with deliberate hints of elegance, meticulously exhibited in all the right places.
This concept was not something unheard of, and as expected, I was told that the design team at Reverie made countless revisions to ensure the balance and synergy between the elements of ruggedness and elegance are properly conveyed in the Reverie Diver’s overall design language.
This is something I really look forward to experiencing when I finally get my hands on the watch. I love the fact that Reverie has stayed true to their roots ever since their humble beginnings by retaining their signature guilloche-patterned dial, which is a trait that can also be found on the Sea-Spirit previously.
To wrap up my initial impressions, I will leave you with some information regarding the general technical specifications about the watch. I know, boring stuff to some people, but still good to know!
Case Material: Made up of 316L stainless steel.
Case dimension: 40mm diameter, 43mm lug-to-lug, 11mm thickness, 20mm lug-width.
Case feature: Sapphire-crystal with AR-coating, 120-click unidirectional dive rotating bezel, display case back.
Movement: Miyota 9039 movement with 42 hours power reserve, hacking and winding, 28,800 vibrations per hour, with ‘Seigaiha’ engraved rotor
Lume: 2 types of Super-LumiNova lume material, with BGW9 (blue) on hands, C3 (green) on indices and bezel markers.
Water resistance: Up to 20ATM with a screw-down crown
Bracelet: Adjustable brushed stainless steel with 6mm tapering, micro-adjustments with extra 11mm extension on-the-go, and quick-release.
Additional items: 1x EPDM rubber strap with tang buckle measures at 20mm lug-width tapers down to 18mm with quick release, 1x leather travel watch roll
The Diver is also available in three colours: Navy, Olive Green, and Warm Grey (and a possible Burgundy release), and all of them come with a 2-year international warranty.
With that said, I can’t wait to get my hands on the Diver and share more of my thoughts on the watch in an upcoming update.
In the meantime, if you’re interested, you can get the Reverie Diver via their Kickstarter campaign and secure a super early bird pricing at US$325 by clicking on the link below:
Until then, I’ll catch you in my next Reverie Diver update!
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