THIS IS NOT ANOTHER RE-EDITION
On the heels of reviving the remaining first-rate untold story in dive watches, Aquastar presents the Deepstar II – the non secular successor to 2020’s Swiss made dive watch critically-acclaimed Deepstar Chronograph Re-Edition. This captivating new three-passed 37mm dive watch objectives to pick up wherein the Aquastar of the Nineteen Sixties left off, paying tribute to diving’s earliest explorers and aquanauts, their groundbreaking missions, and the innovative dive watches that they wore.
THE NEW 37MM 2021
AQUASTAR DEEPSTAR II
stocks the exact same dimensions with the 1963 Deepstar, 37mm diameter and 46mm duration from lug to lug. The radial finishing of its Blue Ray, Steel Grey, or Vintage Black dial, the polished carried out markers, the oversized 30-seconds counter, and of course, its twin scale rotating bezel. Inside ticks a Swiss Made SW290 quality. The watch comes in 2 versions, the primary equipped on a newly evolved seat belt cloth NATO strap within the matching color. The 2d variation is fitted on a stainless steel BOR bracelet with a dive extension and dive clasp.
MARC JASINSKI, INVENTOR, SCIENTIST AND ARTIST.
THE DIVER, INVENTOR, SCIENTIST & ARTIST
The man behind the discovery of the Deepstar became head of R&D at Aquastar Geneve S.A. Between 1964-1967. He become born in Brussels, Belgium in 1933 and on account that has been engaged within the dive enterprise and has remained till today. Marc changed into a pioneer of scuba when you consider that he started out in 1958.
The highlights of Marc’s superb milestones inside the dive global:
1959 important discoveries in the Han-sur-Lesse caves (Belgium) : foremost underwater archaeological finds spanning 4 millennia, first a hit cave diving, rescue of a recreation caver trapped behind flooded galleries
1959 begins a expert photograph enterprise in Brussels
1963 begins the first underwater archaeological excavation in a Belgium cave, nonetheless running these days
1964-1967 works in Geneva as Aquastar’s head of R&D
1968 builds his underwater image and movie system geared up with severe extensive angle lenses for the Nikonos and 16mm film cameras
1968-1971 underwater cameraman for BBC archaeology application Chronicle
1972-1980 hired by using COMEX as underwater cameraman for numerous ventures, totally on Dutch and British East India Companies wrecks
1998 founds the Centre de Recherches Archéologiques Fluviales, devoted to the study of archaeological deposits under Belgian inland waters (rivers and lakes)
Currently, Marc is still teaching the methods of underwater archaeology as Tutor (instructor) of the British Nautical Archaeological Society NAS
DIVER, INNOVATOR, DISRUPTOR
Aquastar became based in 1962 within the town of Geneva in Switzerland with the aid of Mr. Frédéric Robert. Mr. Robert, a diver, a sailor, a pilot, a watchmaker, a mathematician. He also represented Switzerland at the 1948 yachting international championship.
With big experience at the excessive seas, Robert set out to begin an eye fixed organization that centered on developing watches, watch parts, and specialized devices completely for underwater sports, ranging from game diving to professional medical tours and underwater exploration, with the ultimate aim of creating all diving exploits more secure. It turned into November 1962 when Robert renamed his father’s agency JeanRichard™ to “Aquastar,” and it become here, in which an entirely new underwater legacy became born.
Aquastar marked the primary time within the Swiss watchmaking international in which a enterprise was devoted to generating professional-grade watches and timing devices in a single marketplace segment. And with a catalog that fast grew to introduce dive watches and different aquatic gear like dive compasses, depth gauges, and thermometers – all of which might be outfitted onto watch straps, The direction Aquastar has taken was soon to have become a completely unique assignment at the time for a Swiss horology Maison.
It was all through this time that Mr. F. Robert distributed his range of diving contraptions underneath the new call “Aquastar” almost exclusively thru specialized stores in preference to everyday retailers. Given the socioeconomic surroundings of the times, this non-traditional income tactic appeared risky at the beginning, however it contemplated Robert’s progressive approach to trouble solving – a trait that might reflect in his many patented designs, in addition to the spine that could define the emblem’s unique legacy a few years later.
In the photograph below you notice one of the first timepieces created by F. Robert in 1958, a water-proof watch with a prevent watch feature, the “AQUASTART”
MR. FRÉDÉRIC ROBERT, THE FOUNDER OF AQUASTAR
VINTAGE AQUASTART BY “JEAN RICHARD” FROM 1962
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