Davosa Argonautic BG carbon 140 limited edition Swiss made automatic watch yellow 16158975
In a strictly limited 140 piece per dial color series, the Argonautic Carbon embodies absolute functionality alongside exclusivity and sportiness.
Forged carbon, individual carbon fibers combined with a composite material, is the defining case material. Under intense heat and pressure, a matt black blank is created from which the final case sculpture is formed, its velvety surface as unique as any fingerprint. Forged carbon is typically used in aviation and aerospace, and combines the exceptional qualities of metal and ceramic: making the case lightweight, highly resilient, and extremely corrosion-resistant. The combination of a screw-down case back, which displays a historic diving helmet in relief as well as the limited edition number, a screw-in crown, and a manual helium valve makes the watch water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters (30 ATM). Inside the case, a concealed DAV3021 Swiss automatic movement ticks away reliably.
Another style-defining feature of the Argonautic Carbon Limited Edition is the use of luminous pigment Super-LumiNova®. In neon orange or neon yellow, it adorns the skeletonized hands, numerals, and the first quarter of an hour on the stained, circular ceramic bezel, ensuring excellent contrast during the day as well as good visibility at night.
Each timepiece is equipped with an integrated rubber strap with a folding clasp and diving extension. A second, interchangeable NATO flex strap is included in the exclusive wooden box, along with the limited certificate, to add a touch of variety.
Sizing & Fit
I love carbon fiber and I added this as a 2nd carbon fiber watch. It is fundamentally sound, lightweight, and attractive. It isn't as sophisticated as my Casio GShock Gravity Master that has bluetooth, but it is a handsome and rugged watch. I like it a lot. There is one flaw. I had a lot of difficulty with the rubber band and had to take it to a watch repair oriented local jewelry store to get it installed. I was able to cut the band to the right length but both I and the jewelry store had a lot of difficulty getting the pins to latch. The jewelry store worked for about 30 minutes, in my sight, before getting it to hold. I was a bit embarrassed because obviously I didn't buy it from them but was asking them to fix it. I think the problem is that the holes in the metal clasp didn't line up as well as they needed to in order for the pins to catch fully. I think the metal on the clasp is a bit thinner than it should be and isn't to the quality level of the remainder of the watch. Fixing this should not be too costly to the company and I recommend they look into it. Regardless, I would buy the watch again and I enjoy owning and wearing it.