The Helson watch company was conceived by a group of divers and sports fans from Asia and Europe. Their goal was to create several lines of divers watches that are reasonably priced, yet feature premium and long-lasting materials. Most Helson watches are designed for underwater use and are built to hold up under the rigors of an active lifestyle. They contract with Superluminova, ETA and Miyota for supplies in the creation of their high-quality wrist watches. Here are the five best models that are popular choices for Helson fans that are available on the market today.
Helson Blackbeard Chrono
The Blackbeard Chrono is designed with a whimsical pirate aesthetic featuring a skull and crossbones in the center of the watch face. These high-quality divers watches are powered by a 25 jewel Swiss VJ7750 automatic movement la chronograph function. The 42.5 mm x 18 mm case is made of premium 316L surgical stainless steel, featuring a screwed crown and pushers for the chronograph. The bezel features a domes sapphire inlay with C3 lume that makes it highly legible in all lighting conditions. The case back is see-through with sapphire crystal to observe the workings of the chronograph complication and the dial is covered with a 3.3 mm domed sapphire crystal with AR coating on the interior. The dial, bezel, and hands are all coated with Swiss SuperLuminova. The bracelet is available in a ssx20mm mesh with a seatbelt clasp or a 22x20mm rubber strap. This watch is water resistant up to 1,640 feet.
Helson Sharkmaster 300 Triangle Dial
The Sharkmaster 300 is a more affordable luxury divers watch that is popular for its clean aesthetic, high legibility and durability for active wearers. The 40.5mm x 13.5 mm case is crafted of 316L surgical stainless steel with a brushed/polished finish. The total weight of the watch with the full-length bracelet is 178 grams. The Sharkmaster 300 Triangle Dial is powered by a 25 jewel Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement featuring a screwed down crown. The dial is available in dark blue or black colors. The dial, bezel, and hands are coated with Swiss Superluminova for superior legibility in all lighting environments. The bezel features a sapphire inlay with a domed sapphire crystal of 4mm in thickness and with interior AR coating protecting the watch. This unit is water resistant up to 1,000 feet. it comes with a stainless steel 20x18mm bracelet and an 18mm ratcheting clasp.
Helson HammerHead 42
The HammerHead 42 is one of Helson's more affordably priced diver's watches that is water resistant up to 990 feet. It is powered by a 25 jewel Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement with an interesting crown design. A 2H crown is used for the inner bi-directional turning bezel and a 4H crown is used for time setting. The case is made of polished 316L surgical stainless steel and measures 42mm x 11.8 mm. The dial is black in color with no date function. The dial, bezel, and hands are all coated with Swiss SuperLuminova for extreme legibility in all lighting conditions. It is protected with a domed sapphire crystal that is 3.2 mm thick and coated on the inside with AR coating. This watch comes with a mesh bracelet and a 22x20mm tropical rubber strap. The total weight of the watch with the rubber strap is 96 grams.
Helson Skindiver Chrono
The Skindiver Chrono is one of the most expensive watches that is offered by the Helson brand, but it's also one of the most popular. It offers a chronograph complication and is powered by a Swiss ETA 2894-2 automatic movement. The crown is screwed for easy time adjustment. It offers a high level of legibility in all lighting environments with Swiss SuperLuminova coating on the bezel markers, hands, and dial. The bezel is a flat sapphire. The case is made of 316L surgical stainless steel in a brushed finish and measures 41mm x 15.8 mm. It's protected with a 5.5 mm thick vintage domed sapphire crystal with AR coating on the inside and is water resistant up to 200 meters. The watch comes with a 20mm CUDA rubber strap.
Helson Gauge Bronze
The Gauge Bronze is the most popular of the brand's lineup on the market today. It has a unique appearance that changes over time with the development of a patina on the bronze materials. It is powered by a 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 automatic movement with a screwed down crown for time adjustment. This diver's watch is water resistant up to 3,300 feet and is legible in all lighting conditions, thanks to the Swiss SuperLuminova coating on the hands and dial. The case is made of a blasted CuSN8 bronze material and measures 47mm x 17.60 mm. The case back is made of 316L stainless steel. The design implements an automatic helium escape valve. It is protected with a domed sapphire crystal that is 4 mm thick and is coated with AR on the inside. the strap a 24mm made of natural rubber with a 22mm bronze buckle and the total weight of the watch with the rubber strap is 197 grams.
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