Humbert Droz is certainly the most experienced of the young French brands. Although created in 2016, it was under the guise of the Reparalux workshop, allowing it to benefit from know-how acquired over nearly 70 years. Today she reveals the first diver in his collection : there HD9.
This is a tribute to the oceans of our beautiful and fragile planet Earth. We will therefore have the right to 5 variations punctuated with details paying homage to the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Southern oceans.
So much diversity giving rise to a rich and complete range composed of 5 dial colors : blue, brown, black, white and green. The entirety of this new family will share a 316L stainless steel case with a diameter of 45mm, crown (screwed and protected) included. Everything is topped with a unidirectional steel bezel at 120 clicks and a sapphire crystal with date magnifier.
To equip this new diver, we naturally find the caliber G100, which we have not finished hearing about. It is an automatic caliber produced by the famous manufacture La Joux-Perret and assembled by Humbert-Droz in Besançon. A fine combination offering a very serious alternative to the ETA 2824 and Sellita SW200 calibres. More technically, it oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour while providing a comfortable 68-hour power reserve a significant plus.
CHARACTERISTICS – HUMBERT-DROZ HD9
Case: 316L stainless steel – 45mm wide (with crown) x 11.52mm thick x 50mm long – sapphire crystal with magnifying glass on date – screw-down and engraved crown – bezel unidirectional 120 clicks in graduated stainless steel – transparent case back, screwed and engraved – water resistance 20 ATM (200 meters)
Dial: blue, brown, black and green – applied indexes – indexes and hands coated with luminescent material – date window at 3 o’clock
Movement : mechanical self-winding – caliber G100 – 68-hour power reserve – 28,800 vibrations per hour – hours, minutes, seconds, date – stop-seconds function
Bracelet : stainless steel with folding clasp and black rubber on pin buckle
Information: limited editions of 100 per model – 2-year warranty – €1,349 incl. tax