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Before the release of the Nubeo Thresher Adriatic Blue, there was one question. Do diving watches always have to be simple, functional and classic? No! This is proven by the Nubeo Thresher Adriatic Blue, whose extravagant appearance borrows from the Thresher Shark. What may seem like a designer’s experiment at first glance, turns out to be a serious diver’s watch for any use in the test…
A feasibility study that has gone into series production?
That’s what you might think at first. As if someone had (successfully) tried to transfer the unique shape of the thresher shark to a wristwatch. In any case, the second hand is an eye-catcher and the central design element. Its extension is modeled on the distinctive tail fin of the thresher shark. This can grow to be about as long as the streamlined body of the predatory fish – a proud six meters! With its aerodynamic body that can accelerate to an average speed of over 30 miles per hour, it is the ideal model for a sporty diver’s watch.
Its name Thresher Shark also gives the watch collection its name. That’s right, the Nubeo Thresher comes in a variety of color options. My test candidate for the past few days has been the Adriatic Blue (reference number NB-6053-22). The shark theme can be found in other places in the design of the watch. Here, the attention to detail of the Nubeo Thresher Adriatic Blue convinces me. Take a look at the dial, for example, which is printed with stylized thresher sharks. The bezel is also marked by indentations reminiscent of the shark’s tail fin.
However, the individual details of the dial hardly affect the readability, which I find essential. After all, one of the most important tasks of a diver’s watch is still to display watch and dive time reliably and easily. I had hardly problems with this. Only the 24-hour subdial can be obscured at inconvenient times (for example, 10 to 10).
Manufactured on a premium level
You have to get a bit used to the size of the case – if you can wear it at all. With a diameter of 49 millimeters, the Nubeo Thresher Adriatic Blue is anything but compact. This also applies to the case height of 18.50 millimeters. The reason for the stately dimensions is the Japanese automatic movement inside the watch. Unfortunately, I could not find out which type and manufacturer it is. Nubeo is very cautious about the details.
Case and bracelet are made of 316L stainless steel, whose workmanship makes a good impression. The case surfaces are brushed and partly responsible for the sporty look. On the front, high-quality sapphire crystal protects the dial. Nubeo certifies that the Thresher Adriatic Blue is water resistant to a depth of 300 meters.
Verdict: If you’re looking for a unique and varied design without sacrificing quality, I highly recommend the Nubeo Thresher Adriatic Blue. The price is $1,200.