PHOIBOS Vortex Anti-Magnetic 200M Automatic Diver Watch PY042B Blue
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An anti-magnetic shield surrounding the caliber SW200-1 to protect the watch against up to 20,000 ampere per meter (A/M)
Dial: Two layers dial
Upper Dial: Matte blue sandblast dial with embossed rings
Lower Dial: Matte grey grainy dial with thick printed logo and words
Caliber No.: Swiss-made SELLITA SW200-1 with accuracy regulation
Case: 316L stainless steel and hidden lugs design
Case Size: Diameter 43.5mm, thickness 13mm
Band: 22mm charcoal waterproof genuine leather strap;
One free exclusively customized rubber strap with logo
Glass: Flat sapphire crystal with 6 layers anti-reflective coating inside
Water Resistance: 200M (20ATM)
Bezel: Bidirectional rotating inner bezel
Crown: Dual screw-down crowns respectively at 2H (turning inner bezel) and at 4H (winding/setting time)
Lume: 15 layers Grade-A Super-LumiNova C1&BGW9 on indices, BGW9 on hands and bezel markings
Warranty: 2 years
Origin: Made in Hong Kong
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Combining super-compressor diver style with hidden-lugs case design, the new release of Vortex is everything that Phoibos symbolizes – creative ingenuity, high quality, multi-functionality and expression of personality. Boasting an uncompromisingly modern look and immediately recognizable design, Vortex reinterprets aesthetics of tool-oriented diver watch by a vibrant and sporty flair continuing the Phoibos’s horological journey into the unexpected.
One of the intriguing details on Vortex is the distinctive watch case featuring a lug-free round silhouette. Crafted from a single block of 316L stainless steel, the unique shape of the Vortex was inspired by the eye of storm. Measuring 43mm in diameter and 13mm in height, the case delivers a heavy-duty and bold look by a fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel and twill grooves engraved around the case side. Being a super compressor-inspired design, the case features a twin-crown setup：one for time setting and winding the movement, the other for rotating the inner dive bezel. The different appearance of the two crowns is inspired by the architectural style of the iconic blue domed churches in Santorini.
Under the sapphire crystal with 6 layers of AR coating, the dial showcases a three-dimensional layered approach. Starting from the outer periphery, a bidirectional rotating bezel comes on top with dive time markings and the first 20 minutes highlighted by a white-blocked scale. Moving inwards, sitting a step below are the applied lume filled hour indices with silver frames. All the striking indices are applied on an outer minute ring with circular embossed decoration giving further depth to the dial. Finally, the bottom layer is a nicely recessed grainy dial in the same color with the inner bezel. On the bottom dial，hours and minutes are skeletonized in arrow style pairing a slender pointed seconds hand in an orange accent.
Powering this new model is the Swiss made Sellita caliber SW200-1, an automatic movement that operates at 4 Hz and offers a power reserve of around 38 hours. It is also regulated to ensure the accuracy of +/-12 sec/day at dial up/down position. In addition, this watch is equipped with an anti-magnetic piece between the movement and the case back to make watch resistant to magnetic fields up to 20,000 A/m. Thanks to 200M water resistance and Grade-A Super-LumiNova, this watch would be reliable in water and in dark. The watch is fitted with a waterproof genuine leather strap and a black rubber strap specially designed for Phoibos.
Robust and edgy with a sports-chic and ultra-modern look, the Phoibos Vortex brings together all the requirements of a traditional dive watch while retaining the vibrant, creative and unconventional style. These elements make it look less like a tool watch and more like a modernist gadget. It is built as a workhorse with the industrial deign to stay reliable under any extreme circumstance.