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Aquastar Unveils Benthos Heritage H1: Celebrating 60 Years with a Nod to Iconic Diving History

Aquastar is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the introduction of the Benthos Diver H1 (Heritage Chapter 1), a homage to the groundbreaking Benthos 500 from 1970. This new model is a tribute to the original Benthos 500, which notably was the first dive watch to reach 500 meters depth resistance without a monobloc case and a recognized tool in the U.S. Navy diving manual in the 1970s.

The Benthos Diver H1: A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

The Benthos Diver H1 encapsulates Aquastar's tradition of crafting innovative, high-performance watches suitable for mariners and professional divers. While maintaining the original's renowned depth resistance and iconic crown position, the H1 offers a simpler, time-only format, embodying both functionality and elegance.

Reserve Your Piece of Diving History

Aquastar's Benthos Heritage H1 not only honors the brand's illustrious history but also promises to be a valuable addition to any diver's or watch enthusiast's collection. Pre-order now to secure this limited-edition timepiece and delve into the exciting world of 'Depth Charge' with your very own Benthos H1.

For more information, visit Aquastar's website or contact their customer service for reservation details.

Availability and Special Offer

The Benthos Heritage H1 will be available in two batches - the first batch of 250 units shipping in December 2023, and the second batch scheduled for April 2024. As a special offer, the first 250 pre-orders will receive a signed copy of 'Depth Charge', an adventure novel by Jason Heaton, which features an Aquastar watch integral to the storyline.


The pre-order price for the Benthos Heritage H1 is set at $1,090, with the retail price later increasing to $1,390.

Technical Features

Case: Crafted from 42mm 904L stainless steel, with a 47mm lug-to-lug dimension.

Movement: Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 Elabore grade, ensuring precision and reliability.

Dial: Semi-gloss black with high-density SuperLuminova (ecru color) on applied hour markers for optimum visibility.

Water Resistance: Robust 500m (50ATM) water resistance.

Crystal: A flat, triple-coated AR sapphire crystal for enhanced clarity and durability.

Bezel: Features a unidirectional rotating elapsed time ceramic bezel with SuperLuminova filling.

Strap: Includes a genuine 20mm ISOfrane Rubber strap, providing comfort and durability.

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