Forget that it’s made from German made 316L hardened Stainless steel, forget that it now boasts (for the first time on a BS100) –

applied faceted dial markers, an addition that along with its tough new exterior vastly elevates Aquadive’s most junior of models.

Forget that it’s an Aquadive at all, this Bathyscaphe 100 is called “Hard Blue” and that’s name that you know you want on strapped to your neoprene-clad wrist on your next dive!

Here’s a second look (with better images) of the new BS 100 Hard Blue Edition AKA True Blue from Aquadive!

And while we’re on the topic of color, the Hard Blue’s gorgeous new blue face is known as “Classic Blue” –

which according to the world’s leading color-matching experts, Pantone; is their color of the year.

Diver’s features include: 1000 meters of water-resistance, a Helium Release Valve covertly positioned at 6 O'clock between the bottom lugs –

a flat, AR-coated Sapphire crystal, a dual gasket system for the crown tube and case-back, a 120-click diver’s bezel, fitted with a fully lumed ceramic bezel insert, and C3 Superluminova.

The BS100 Blue Edition’s 42.9mm in diameter case is machined from 316L hardened Stainless (49mm lug-to-lug, 12.5mm thick). This is home to a shock-resistant ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.

The BS 100 Blue Edition is sold with 2 genuine ISOfrane straps in matching blue and black.

It can be ordered from for 1’590USD, a special pre-order price discounted from 1’890USD. Shipping begins imminently.

Thoughts? Tough and good looking - it would appear that this new Bathyscaphe 100 Hard Blue has the mettle metal to back it up its good looks! What do you think?