Vandaag Tiefsee

A few month ago I had the chance to discover a new German brand named Vandaag. They released their first watch, the Schallmauer, a pilot chronograph power by a quartz movement. Today they’re going further in their watchmaking adventure with their first automatic piece, the Tiefsee (german for deep sea). 

The specs

Dimensions
Width 41.5mm
Lug to lug 48.0mm
Thickness 12.3mm
Dial
Matt dialground refined with LumiNova® luminous
Fine dial ring with 60-minute graduation
Main hands aluminium refined with LumiNova® luminous
Red date disc
Movement
Miyota 821A – mechanical automatic movement
Accuracy -20/+40 seconds per day
21 jewels
Date window position on 6 o´clock
Glass
Scratch-resistant sapphire glass
2-fold anti-reflection coating
At night
White Luminous LumiNova® NCW1000
Glows in a clear blue tone

Case
CNC machined case with a brushed surface
316L surgical stainless steel
20 Bar waterproof
Caseback
Sapphire-crystal case back with anti-reflection coating
Individual serial number
Limited to 999 pieces per variant
Deep etched information
Bezel and crown
Steel-ceramic-bezel
Ring uni-rotatable, 120 clicks
Screw crown (2-fold seal)
Crown with raised logo
Metal bracelet
Solid three-part metal bracelet
316L surgical stainless steel
Screwed band links for easy length adjustment
Solid butterfly buckle
Quick release pins
22.00mm strap width  

The case

The Tiefsee has a light and thin case. It wears really comfy with its curved lugs, and the finishing quality looks very good. I’m generally reluctant to get black watches when they’re PVD, but this one’s DLC, so much more resistant. The bezel is also made of stainless steel with an engraved scratchproof ceramic inlay. It looks absolutely stunning in person!The Tiefsee is 20ATM waterproof and has a screw-down crown, meeting the required minimum specs for a divewatch. 

The dial

What I like the most about the Tiefsee is its dial. It has vibes of a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe with some bauhaus style inspiration. We’re far from the large dots of many dive watches, this clean and elegant dial allows the Tiefsee to be worn either at the beach or with a suit! It won’t fail you as a dive watch though, all indices and both the hour and minute hands are filled with LumiNova®.

I already liked it a lot on the Schallmauer, the red date disc is back! It’s just a detail, but it gives that dial a more sporty personality.

The sapphire glass is AR coated and offers a clear legibility in all situations, well done! 

The movement

The Tiefsee is equipped with the Miyota 821A. Although it’s not the most accurate movement, it’s a good choice for Vandaag’s first auto in a reasonable price range. It’s visible thanks to the see-through caseback.

The bracelet

I like the fact that Vandaag went with screws instead of pins between the links, aiming for more security and adjustement convenience. The bracelet is really light and comfy, the only downside I found was that once removed, it’s a bit difficult to mount it back, even with the quick-release spring bars, but it’s not a major issue 🙂

Vandaag is a new brand, but they do already know how to make awesome watches. I’m pretty sure the Tiefsee, their first automatic piece, will meet the success it deserves. It’s a light and comfy, and definitely has a beautiful wrist presence! It comes in 4 different colorways, I really encourage you to have a look at them here https://www.vandaag.de/en/navigation/ae89ac64733d4617be53fef98379715c

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