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Sized to better fit a smaller wrist , the new Comtesse by Alpina presents a diver watch that embraces the idea that women can be as active as men without losing a sense of style . At 34mm the Comtesse diver is well sized for the feminine wrist and adds a bit of flair with a white or blue mother-of-pearl dial resistant to water down to 30atm . All the quality points you ’ d expect from Alpina are here : AR coated sapphire , 120 Click uni-directional bezel with smooth action , 316L stainless , a threaded back , an easy to manipulate rubber wrapped screw-down crown , and as most ladies prefer , a quartz movement inside that will run for almost four years ( 45 months ) on a fresh battery . Retail price is $ 995 on a rubber strap with a steel bracelet model is also available . https :// us . alpinawatches . com / collections / seastrong / products / al-240mpn2vc6-1
It ’ s always difficult to tell the actual size of a watch from images and the Nadia from Abingdon is a perfect example of this . At first glance it could be a 47mm monster-sized diver , but in reality , Abingdon has distilled all the essences of a fine diver-type into a compact 35mm stainless steel case rated to 20atm . An extra crown rotates the compass rehaute under the sapphire crystal , while a 120 click 60-minute uni-directional outer bezel tracks time up to an hour . Dual gaskets keep the elements at bay in the twin screw-down crowns , and mb Microtec ’ s tritium tubes are used for the first time on an Abingdon dial . Inside beats a Japanese 6T51 automatic mechanical with three hands from the center as well as day / date displays , and a quick change ( no tools ) Silicon strap holds her in place . Retail price is $ 829 at www . theabingdonco . com
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