Introducing The Second WatchGecko DevilRay Collaboration With NTH Watches
 

Introducing The Second WatchGecko DevilRay Collaboration With NTH Watches

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James Mulvale

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James Mulvale

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NTH

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New Product Release

We journey back to the Seventies for our second collaboration with NTH Watches...

We’re pleased to say that our first collaboration with NTH went so well, that we decided to do it a second time. For this collaboration we tried to imagine what the DevilRay would have looked like back in the 1970s. The end result was a completely new dial design, that's available in four different colours.

WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRay

 
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NTH DevilRay Dive Watch - Vintage Blue - WatchGecko Exclusive
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$748.00 USD
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$748.00 USD
NTH DevilRay Dive Watch - Vintage Grey - WatchGecko Exclusive
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NTH DevilRay Dive Watch - Vintage Silver - WatchGecko Exclusive
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Taking A Step Back In Time

The modern DevilRay design takes inspiration from the professional deep sea dive watches of that era, so we looked to those when designing the vintage DevilRays. The first thing we did was flatten the dial, removing the raised rehaut and minute track. This gives the watch a more classic look, whilst opening up the dial and allowing the elements on there some breathing room.

WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRay

The next step was to give each element on the dial a more retro appearance. We swapped the handset to the sword hands that were used on iconic watches like the Omega Seamaster 300. Naturally we kept the minute hand painted orange to ensure legibility.

When it came to the hour markers, we changed them to be broader, with polished tops and a central channel packed with lume. To add a bit of height back into the dial we opted to keep them as applied markers, rather than ones printed onto the dial.

 

As these are vintage-inspired watches, we naturally chose to use a cream coloured lume to mimic the patina that develops on authentic vintage divers. However, we didn’t want to sacrifice the watches’ functionality for the sake of aesthetics, so we chose an incredibly bright X1-grade Super-LumiNova.
The dial print is another big departure from the standard DevilRay, with a partial crosshair and offset text designed to evoke the look of classic cushion-cased divers of the era. For the first time, the iconic DevilRay graphic is present on both the dial and case back, and it adds a playful element to an otherwise very practical dive watch dial.

A Tool That's Built To Last

Apart from these changes, the new WatchGecko exclusives offer everything that makes the standard DevilRay such a firm favourite amongst NTH fans.

The 43mm stainless steel case features a screw down crown and offers an impressive 500m of water resistance. Meanwhile the dial is protected by a double-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating in order to provide the highest level of clarity and scratch resistance.

 

The unidirectional bezel has 120-clicks and features both a 12-hour and 60-minute scale. The edge is saw-toothed so that it’s easy to grip and turn, even if you’re wearing gloves. The 12-hour scale is etched on to a steel insert and, in order to make it easy to distinguish between the outer and inner scales on the bezel, the steel insert features a DLC coating. On the blue model the insert is blue to match the dial, on the grey it’s gunmetal, on the silver it’s titanium grey, and on the orange it’s brown.
WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRay

The watches use the reliable Seiko NH35 automatic movement. This calibre has been around for over a decade and has found widespread popularity thanks to its robust construction and solid performance. The movement has 24-jewels and a 41-hour power reserve. When it comes to accuracy NTH has taken the time to regulate the movement, and it will be accurate to -10/+20 seconds a day.

So, make no mistake, just like the standard DevilRays, these exclusive new models are built to be tough bits of kit.

WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRay

Limited Availability

Only 25 units of each WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRay are available and have a retail price of £480. The watches will be shipped via free express shipping for the UK, USA, and most countries in the EU (you can see which countries we ship to here). Each watch comes with NTH’s 6-year movement guarantee, which is one of the best in the industry.

Explore the new WatchGecko Exclusive NTH DevilRays here.

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James Mulvale

About the Author: James Mulvale

I'm an avid watch collector and content writer for WatchGecko. I've a soft spot for classic divers and frequently have to remind myself I don't need to get another! Before joining the team I used to run my own blog and YouTube channel, so I'm no stranger to giving my opinion on a watch!

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