Shinola Ice Monster: Myth or Dive Watch?

Detroit-based Shinola brings ice that rivals the Great Lakes’ famous floes right to your wrist: the Ice Monster Automatic dive watch. Named for the mile of ice that used to encompass the Michigan area, the Ice Monster diving watch takes after the best qualities of that frozen matter: strength and elegance. Brushed titanium and ice-white aesthetics bring out the full force of the wintery, water-based beast. This titanium watch will sing the power of ice and snow straight from your wrist — in the office and the depths of the sea.shinola ice monster automatic 43mm dive watch

The Mechanics

The Ice Monster dive watch is functional, first and foremost. The case and bracelet comprise brushed titanium — lightweight (Shinola claims a 45% weight reduction) yet strong as steel. Titanium is resistant to salt water and chlorine, so you can wear The Ice Monster in the un-frozen water body of your choice. Speaking of water, the Ice Monster is depth-rated to 30 ATM (or 30 meters), yet in-house testing proved that the case could withstand 1000 feet of deep diving to meet ISO 6425 dive watch specifications. Take that, Lake Michigan swells. When you are diving, you can turn the dive bezel to track your underwater time.

The Ice Monster sports a 38-hour power reserve, refreshed by a daily-or-so winding. The inner iron housing prevents magnetic disruption, while 26 jeweled bearings reduce friction, all to maintain the utmost timekeeping accuracy. On-point SW200-1 Automatic Movement ensures precision.shinola ice monster dive watch

The Ice Monster Dive Watch’s Style

Ice Monster’s 43-millimeter case renders it a statement piece without overpowering your wrist. The brushed titanium and notched bevel speak of ice recesses’ strength, powering the dive watch’s aesthetic. The face showcases a white dial on white enamel. Super-LumiNova hands and indexes maximize readability with their luminescence. The sapphire crystal face also sports an anti-reflective coating to reduce light glare and pollution.

The Buy

The Shinola Ice Monster dive watch will run you a cool $1,675. Shinola offers free two-day shipping to the United States and also ships internationally. Return your watch for free, should the Ice feel too cold for your taste. We think there’s enough hidden below the surface, however, that you’ll want this Monster around for the rest of your life — on and off the water.

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