Spinnaker x Islander Dumas Limited Edition PVD Watch with Full Lume Dial #SP-5081-LIW44
This Spinnaker Dumas diver takes its name from famed diving pioneer Frédéric Dumas. With a muscular and bold silhouette, the Dumas watch has an industrial-like form that captured the imagination of watch designers in the 1970s for both practical as well for aesthetic reasons.
Island Watch has teamed up with Spinnaker to produce four Limited Edition Dumas models, each individually numbered and offered exclusively at Island Watch. Only 50 pieces of each colorway have been produced, and will not restock once sold out, for a total series of 200 pieces across all colors. Each model is numbered with the individual series number.
They all share similar design features – a classic 44mm octagonally shaped case that is 15mm thick, and topped off with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The case polishing is a combination of brushed and polished, and measures just 47.5mm lug tip to lug tip. The solid link, solid endlink bracelet (22mm) attaches “under” the case, and pivots down fully, making the watch wear quite comfortably on a variety of wrists. The clasp is a 3 position micro-adjust with diver’s extension, and a bonus rubber strap is also included (with tools) so you can change up the look.
Focusing on the hands, legibility is the name of the game. A large, oversized minutes hand helps keep track of elapsed time under water, and the hour hand takes on a smaller role, as hours are not as important for a diver. To help time dives, a 120 click unidirectional ratcheting bezel is capped off with a sapphire insert that glows when the lights go down. The Spinnaker logo is marked on the crown and covered with a tasteful transparent material, giving the appearance of a cabochon. The crown is screwdown, helping to maintain the 300 meters of water resistance.
This version is the LUME monster! First, to add to the contrast, we have PVD plated the entire case and bracelet. Then, to turn up the lume factor, we coated the entire dial in several layers of C3 superluminova, and the sapphire bezel insert gets the same treatment. The markers and hands are done in black, but to light up these items, we did them in BGW9. The effect is a cool blue glow that contrasts with the fully luminescent green dial. For a touch of color, there is red accent text and a red tip on the seconds hand.
- Movement:Seiko NH35 automatic, 24 jewels, handwind and hacks
- Case:PVD Stainless steel, 44mm x 15mm, 47.5mm tip to tip
- Back:Solid embossed scewdown with LE number
- Crystal:Flat sapphire with AR underside
- Band:PVD Stainless steel, deployant with diver's extension, 22mm and bonus strap
- Water Resistant:300 meters
- Weight:201 grams
- Warranty:2 years
Case: PVD Stainless steel, 44mm x 15mm, 47.5mm tip to tip
Back: Solid embossed scewdown with LE number
Crystal: Flat sapphire with AR underside
Band: PVD Stainless steel, deployant with diver's extension, 22mm and bonus strap
Water Resistant: 300 meters
Weight: 201 grams
Warranty: 2 years