When it came to designing the NEPTUNE, we wanted people to feel confident in the reliability of our dive watch. NEPTUNE is the result from two years of development, prototyping and testing. We had experienced divers and engineers from the special operations community and MIT fielding NEPTUNE, resulting in multiple revisions and iterations on the texture of the crown, crown guard, spring-bars and bezel insert materials. We tested a multitude of bezels to ensure that it’s seal is tight, but loose enough to allow subsurface manipulation with gloves. Once the prototype was finalized the real-world testing began.
This was a special project with 60 veterans, active duty service members and scientists from MIT & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute that field tested the NEPTUNE for over 300k hours combined, all over the world with zero issues. We also put NEPTUNE through an independent third-party testing company to ensure it exceeds the ISO 6425 standards for diver's watches. Just like we earn our right to wear our various badges and unit crests in the military, Sangin Instruments has earned the right to use terms anti-magnetic, shock-resistant, chemical resistant, and DIVER'S WATCH.
This is The NEPTUNE; A Marine Raider’s take on a gentlemen’s combat diver’s watch. Sleek and refined exterior with an interior built specifically for rugged subsurface usage.
Case Width: 40mm
Lug to Lug Length: 49mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Case Width: 40mm
Case: 316L Stainless Steel - brushed finish case with screw down crown, recessed to prevent damage (concentric brushing on case back).
Crystal: Flat sapphire crystal with a multi-layer blue anti-reflective coating applied to the interior surface of the crystal.
Luminous: SuperLumiNova BGW9 rated after full charge.
Bezel:120-click uni-directional nickel edged bezel with aluminum bezel insert.
Water Resistance: Tested to 200m (20 ATMs)
Movement: SII NE15 - Manual winding / Automatic winding with ball bearing Stop second device / Quick date correction / 21,600 bph / ISO 6425 attributes, such as antimagnetic to 4800 Ampand shock-resistant (calibrated in three positions).
Power Reserve:50 hours power reserve (SPRON510 mainspring).
Strap: The NEPTUNE will ship with a nylon strap with solid stainless steel buckle and keepers (pictured here). In addition to a rubber divers strap with solid stainless steel buckle and rubber keepers.