Dievas Maya – Bridging Toughness and Style


The latest watch from Dievas reminds us about the great Maya civilization, but you should certainly not think of this watch as classic or traditional. While its name looks into past, the watch itself is undoubtedly contemporary, sporting some cutting-edge technology. For starters, we have an extra tough, scratch-resistant case, hardened through special process Dievas calls 6Steel. The technology, developed in collaboration with one of Europe’s most renowned materials engineering company, consists of special heating procedures to which the case is exposed. This takes place for about 20 days, after which the case is significantly harder, 6 times more than non-treated stainless steel, hence the name 6Steel.

The case itself measures 45 mm in diameter, and one of the first things you’ll notice here is the unidirectional rotating bezel. Style-wise, we have a clean and functional design, reinforced with the contrastive color scheme, which altogether makes for easy reading of information. Another aspect of toughness of this watch is its excellent water resistance of 1888 meters, preparing this watch for some serious aquatic adventures. Each case is first CNC’d in Germany and then finished and polished by hand, which gives it its final look.

The case is 6 times harder than conventional stainless steel case

And that’s not all; inside the case is a Faraday cage, a separate compartment which protects the movement against electric fields. It’s made of soft iron and can withstand forces of up to 1000 gauss. This will be more than enough, since that’s almost 17 times more than a standard anti-magnetic watch, according to standards set by German Industry Norm. Dievas is being oddly specific and claims that the timepiece will continue to work even in nuclear uranium enrichment facility – probably not something buyers will take advantage of, but it’s nice to know.

Now, when it comes to the dial, we can see a similar style here as featured on the bezel. This means a matte black background contrasted with white hands and indexes, as well as the gray minute circle. For nighttime viewing, Dievas used Grade A Swiss SuperLuminova (BGW9 SuperLuminova). As for the date window, it’s located between 4 and 5 o’clock, corresponding to the position of the crown. Finally, the whole dial is covered with a 4.5 mm thick domed sapphire crystal, featuring VisTec anti-reflective coating on the inner side.

Nice and clean design

Inside the watch, neatly encased by the special Faraday cage compartment, is the Swiss ETA2824-2 automatic movement, which was actually modified by Dievas to include better watch parts, as well as a custom DLC-treated CNC rotor. The movement beats at 28,000 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of about 42 hours.

Completing the watch, we have an anti-static strap featuring a combination of rubber and alligator leather, first of its kind. The base for this is rubber mould made of genuine Italian rubber, onto which an alligator leather piece is placed, which had been previously cut into exact dimensions. A skilled artisan stitches the leather, making sure there are no fray stitches. The unique combination of materials gives the watch ruggedness as well as stylishness, which perfectly suits the watch. And it’s also vanilla scented! Yum! Finally, there’s an additional G10 NATO Military strap.

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