More Lume, Less Clutter - Dryden Chrono Diver Series 1 Gen 2
I can't believe it's been a year since we launched the Dryden brand and the Chrono Diver Collection. Thank you to everyone both here in Kansas City and world-wide for your support. We've gotten to talk to a lot of our customers and fellow watch enthusiasts during this time. Many have provided valuable feedback or product and feature requests. We appreciate your input and we'll continue to work hard to implement them.
Today we're introducing 3 new long-awaited additions to the Chrono Diver Collection (we're chosen to nickname v1.5). Let's walk through the updates and changes together.
Colors: The 3 new color variants are dark blue, dark green, and white. All of the dials feature a deep glossy finish that can appear much darker with changes in lighting. The subdials in contrast are textured with a sunburst finish.
Lumed Bezels: To improve visibility in low light conditions, we added a healthy filling of BGW9 in the blue and green bezels. The steel bezel received a new lumed triangle but retained the black numerals.
Dial Design: We had a lot of feedback regarding the busy appearance of the dial. We updated the design by removing the tachymeter and simplifying the subdials. The date window was also removed for better symmetry (which was another popular request).
Brushed Hands & Indices: Rather than polished or painted hands and indices, we opted for new brushed hands and matching indices for a modern look.
Straps: Lastly, we expanded the included strap options to allow for a more personalized selection with your purchase.
The watches will continue to be assembled in the US at our Kansas City workshop. The v1.5 are available for purchase starting today and order fulfillment will begin starting tomorrow based on availability. Each variant is limited to 50-75pc and we'll update our stock on a weekly basis as more are assembled.
We'll also try to post more frequent updates this year so keep an eye out for our upcoming projects.
- Jerry Wang (Founder)