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The Tugela is Draken’s take on one of the most popular watch genres – the dive watch. With its distinct hour indices inspired by the shapes found in Zulu beadwork, and it’s tapering case mirroring the shape of the Protea flower, there is no other dive watch like it. The bead-blasted case helps hide scratches, and the sapphire crystal display ensures clarity for the lifetime of the watch.
For the third edition of the Tugela, the bracelet will be tapered from 22mm to 20mm at the clasp. The clasp has also been upgraded.
To get the brightest lume, you need to apply it thick. The indices of the dial have 10 layers of X1 C3 Superluminova – the brightest luminous paint available. We went even further with the lume and added it to the numbers on the date wheel – we think it’s a pretty cool feature!
The 120-click unidirectional bezel has a crisp, satisfying click, with no play. The bezel insert is the same matt finish as the rest of the watch, with luminous markers in the same X1-C3 paint. The knurled crown provides ample grip, and we’ve even added lume to the logo on the tip.
You’ll also get a nylon Zulu strap to match the colour of the bezel. Spare quick release pins are provided for easy attachment.
Dial: Matte Finish with X1-C3 Luminous Markers
Movement: Seiko NH35A Automatic with Hacking and Hand Winding
Case: High-Grade 316L Bead-Blasted Stainless Steel, Punch Engraved Case Back
Crystal: Single Domed Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
Bezel: 120-Click Unidirectional with Aluminum Insert
Water Resistance: 300M
Strap and Bracelet: 316L Bead-Blasted Bracelet and an Additional Nylon Zulu Strap
Dimensions: 42mm x 14mm - 22mm lugs – 48.5mm Lug-to-Lug
Warranty: 2 Years
Review of the Tugela 2.0 by Random Rob on YouTube
316L stainless steel, 42mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 48.5mm lug to lug
Seiko NH35A automatic
Sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating
Ballistic nylon Zulu strap