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Watch Spotlight: The MONTA Oceanking - A Dive Watch "Fit for a..." You Guessed It


MONTA Oceanking
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Introduction to the MONTA Oceanking


Welcome to the grand return of a true king in the world of dive watches—the MONTA Oceanking. As we dive into the depths of this remarkable timepiece, we'll explore its evolution over three generations, highlight its patent-pending features, and delve into the exquisite craftsmanship that makes it the undisputed monarch of the deep. So grab your snorkel, put on your flippers, and join us on a journey to discover what makes the MONTA Oceanking the ruler of the underwater realm.


Introduced in 2016, the MONTA Oceanking made a splash in the watch world with its unwavering commitment to combining form and function in a dive watch. It's a timepiece that knows no compromise. What sets it apart are the capable specifications, comfort and design, making it the perfect companion for underwater adventures. The Oceanking represents the very essence of what a dive watch should be—rugged, reliable, and remarkably stylish.

MONTA Oceanking
Image Courtesy of MONTA

 

Key Specifications:

Movement

MONTA Caliber M-22

Water Resistance

300m (1000ft)

Case Diameter

40.5mm

Case Thickness

12mm

Lug to Lug Distance

48mm

Lug Width

20mm

Price

$2550

Let's take a moment to appreciate the details that make the Oceanking truly exceptional. The MONTA Caliber M-22 self-winding mechanical movement, manufactured in Switzerland, ensures that your timepiece is as precise as it is stylish. The Swiss-made, rhodium-plated, diamond-cut, sword-style hands with Super-LumiNova BGW9 not only look stunning but also ensure that you can read the time at a glance, even in low-light conditions.


MONTA Oceanking
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The black dial, with its applied indices and a lacquer finish for a fluid like appearance, is an absolute masterpiece of design. Accented with red text, it adds a touch of flair and contrast to your underwater adventures. The flat, beveled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating ensures that you can always see the time, no matter how harsh the lighting conditions.


With a depth rating designed and tested for 300 meters (1,000 feet) of water resistance, the Oceanking can handle whatever the ocean throws its way. And with a power reserve of 56 hours, it keeps ticking even during those non-wearing hours.


The 316L stainless steel case, complete with a screw-down crown, guards, and a solid caseback, is a fortress of protection. And let's not forget the ceramic bezel with Super-LumiNova BGW9, ensuring that you can count on your Oceanking when it matters the most.

 

Evolution Over Three Generations

MONTA Oceanking
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As time flows like the tides, the MONTA Oceanking has evolved with each generation, showcasing significant mechanical and aesthetic advancements. With each iteration, MONTA builds upon the foundation of its predecessor while retaining the signature features that have made it legendary. The third generation Oceanking is no exception and continues to set new standards for dive watches.

 

Patent-Pending Bezel Design

MONTA Oceanking
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One of the standout features of the latest Oceanking is its redesigned ceramic bezel. It isn't just any bezel; it's a patent-pending masterpiece that combines functionality and style in a way only MONTA can. With new indices and a distinctive typeface, it's not just a tool; it's a work of art. And let's not forget the satisfying 120 clicks and the luminescent capsule pip at 12 o'clock, ensuring that your underwater adventures go on with precision and safety.

 

One of the Best Bracelets in its Class

MONTA Oceanking
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In the world of dive watches, the bracelet is a vital component, and the Oceanking's bracelet is second to none. It retains its functionality with six slots for micro-adjustment, allowing you to find that perfect fit for your wrist. But it's not just about function; it's also about aesthetics. The bracelet has been revamped to match the overall tool watch vibe, guaranteeing you look as good as the watch when exploring the depths.

 

Continual Improvement

MONTA Oceanking
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and the new Oceanking embodies this philosophy. The refreshed dial boasts new proportions and applied hour indices with larger lume, ensuring that time is always on your side, even in the darkest depths. The addition of a surrounding minute track enhances readability, a subtle touch that makes a significant difference when you're exploring the underwater world.

 

Facing the Competition


In the fiercely competitive arena of dive watches, the MONTA Oceanking stands tall and proud. However, it is important to acknowledge the presence of other noteworthy contenders. Brands like Rolex, Omega, and Seiko have long been synonymous with quality and style in the dive watch category. Rolex's Submariner and Omega's Seamaster are iconic choices, boasting a rich history and unparalleled brand recognition. On the other hand, Seiko offers an exceptional value proposition with models like the Prospex series. While these competitors have their merits, the Oceanking doesn't shy away from the challenge. It holds its own by offering a unique combination of style, precision, and functionality. With its patent-pending bezel, refined aesthetics, and Swiss-made craftsmanship, the Oceanking presents itself as a worthy competitor in this league, providing an attractive alternative for those who seek distinctive styling and original design qualities in a dive watch. The Oceanking falls in at about a quarter of the price of the Submariner, half the price of the Seamaster. A more compelling case in the making.

 

The King of Dive Watches

MONTA Oceanking
Image Courtesy of MONTA

In the world of dive watches, the MONTA Oceanking reigns supreme. It's a statement of style, precision, and innovation. With its evolution over three generations, addition of a patent-pending bezel, impeccable bracelet, and refined simplicity, it embodies the essence of what a true dive watch should be.


So, if you're in the market for a dive watch that performs flawlessly and turns heads with its distinctive styling, the MONTA Oceanking is your regal choice. With this king on your wrist, you're not just keeping time; you're making a statement—one that's fit for royalty. Dive in and experience the unparalleled charm and capabilities of the MONTA Oceanking.


At a price of $2,550 you can stay well below the cost of entry of competitors and still have room to add another MONTA piece for the time spent in the air.



 

All Images in this article were provided courtesy of MONTA


 

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