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Tempest Watches: A Rising Watch Brand To Have on Your Radar

Commodore V2

Tempest Watches was founded in 2010. As a fairly new-to-the-market brand, opportunities are still available to purchase their products right out of the gate on Kickstarter at a reduced price and help them to fund their new innovations in timepieces at the same time. In case you weren’t aware of Kickstarter, it’s a crowdfunding platform where individuals like you can invest a few dollars in new products and receive one of their prototypes before the item hits the market. This way, you not only get it first but at a price that is generally lower than the retail price.

As a contemporary watch brand, Tempest Watches is widely known and respected for specializing in high specification timepieces. They have designed all of their watches with the most state-of-the-art technologies and finest materials in the world of watch manufacturing. They also combine utility with paramount attention to detail with the most forward-thinking designs in mind. All of their watches have been designed to be dependable in even the worst conditions.

Here are some of the finest Tempest Watches created so far:

Commodore V2- $658

Tempest Commodore V2

This is what is known as a crossover, which was inspired by both military and diving inspired elements. Featuring high-tech ceramic, Miyota 9015, high-grade Titanium, and a sandwich dial, the Commodore V2 has absolutely no off-the-shelf parts, but they have all been designed from scratch. Then, they are assembled using absolute military precision and the utmost in professional care.

Now, the first impression is that the Tempest Commodore reveals that it doesn't offer such a flamboyant design as the Viking. But, although there are no wild crystal options, there are plenty of other things to like about the Commodore, like the materials. Titanium is the main material used to make the 44.5mm case and bezel, as well the 22/20mm bracelet. This provides superior scratch resistance, while also imparting a darker, softer, finish to the Commodore.

Tempest has also decreased the weight in its new Commodore V2 watch. Had it been made of steel like many other dive watches, it could have come in at a weight of 200g or more. But, since Tempest made the smart decision and went with titanium instead, the weight was brought down to 148g. In addition, this innovative new watch company used titanium for the Commodore’s 120-click bezel as well.

Everywhere on this amazing watch that you see titanium, you’ll also see some pretty unique angles, too. The bezel has some significant teeth, making it easier to grip, but still without seeming to be obtrusive in any way. The case is what could be considered a standard shape, but then there are those beautifully beveled edges plus the crown protector that juts out a little bit. And, Tempest could have gone with just a basic oyster style bracelet, but instead, the designers raised the center link just a little bit to improve the design and show their exceptional attention to every detail. The Commodore V2 comes complete with warranty card, travel case, and tool set.

Commodore V2 Specifications

  • Diameter: 44.5mm
  • Thickness: 14.65mm (Flat Crystal)
  • Lug-to-Lug Length: 49mm
  • Case: Solid Titanium (Ti)
  • Bracelet: Titanium (Ti)
  • Buckle: Ratcheting clasps/Micro-adjustable
  • Movement: Miyota Calibre 9015- Automatic
  • Dial: Lumed sandwich/Lumi Brite
  • Crystal: Flat/anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistance: To 500M (1,650ft)
  • Shock Resistant: Yes

The Viking V2- $750–$830

Viking V2

This is Tempest Watches’ flagship divers watch. An explosion in recent years in the area of dive watches that have been introduced to the watch-buying public as a whole has brought us some very well-designed watches with automatic Japanese movements for the most part.

This company received its inspiration for this particular watch from the early Vikings. Their seafaring warriors had extremely tough and strong characters, so they developed this watch by starting with a blank canvas and then designing it from the ground up. The watchmakers at Tempest Watches seamlessly combined design and utility to come up with the ultimate in diving watches. Every one of them has been manufactured to the highest possible standards and is made with only top-of-the-line materials. These watches are designed for reliability and dependability in every single situation. In addition, Tempest Watches has upgraded the Viking V2 by adding a case back made of titanium that makes it much lighter.

Viking V2 Specifications:

  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Thickness: 17mm (Flat Crystal)/ 21mm (Super Dome Crystal)
  • Lug-to-Lug Length: 52mm
  • Case: Solid Stainless Steel (316L)
  • Bracelet: Solid Stainless Steel (316L)
  • Buckle: Ratcheting clasps/Micro-adjustable
  • Movement: Miyota Calibre 9015- Automatic
  • Dial: Ceramic with Swiss Super-Lumi Nova C3 Lume
  • Crystal: Flat or Super Dome Upgrade/anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistance: To 2000M (6,600ft)
  • Shock Resistant: Yes

Tempest Carbon- $895.00

Tempest Carbon

The many uses for forged carbon include high-end sporting equipment, exotic cars, and aerospace industries and those are exactly the areas that it was developed for. But, recently luxury watchmakers have become quite obsessed with this high-tech material. Those brands of luxury watches that are utilizing carbon in their timepieces generally are charging from $10,000 to $30,000 per watch. At those sky-high prices, being able to afford a forged carbon watch is rather unrealistic, making those watches unobtainable for the majority of collectors. So, Tempest Watches created a forged carbon watch that is of the same high quality and they used the same techniques and manufacturing processes, but at a more affordable price.

Tempest spent almost a full year on the design and development of their Tempest Carbon. First, there were a number of prototypes and numerous design modifications, but now all of that has been finalized and the engineering completed. Now the Tempest Carbon can be called totally perfected. And, it comes complete with a warranty card, travel case, and black standard strap.

Tempest Carbon Specifications:

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Thickness: 14.7mm
  • Lug-to-Lug Length: 47.5mm
  • Case: 100 percent forged carbon fiber
  • Strap:Nylon Strap/water-resistant/leather liner
  • Buckle: Engraved PVD Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Miyota Calibre 9015- Automatic
  • Dial: Matte black
  • Dial markers: Swiss Super LumiNova BGW9 Lume
  • Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire/anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistance: To 200M (660ft)
  • Shock Resistant: Yes
Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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