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The Tugela is Draken’s take on one of the most popular watch genres – the dive watch. With it’s 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 second edition of the Tugela, we’ve kept the unique look of the original, but we’ve made some big improvements. For starters, the Tugela comes standard with a steel bead-blasted bracelet. The finish if this bracelet is incredible, with a silky matt finish. Custom moulded integrated end links make it look the ensure a perfect fit with the case.
The dial of the ‘Super Blue’ Limited Edition Tugela features a matt paint to match the vibrant blue we used on the bezel. We also made sure to do the custom date wheel in the same shade of blue as the dial. To get the brightest lume, you need to apply it thick. The indices of the dial will have 10 layers of X1 C3 Superluminova – the brightest lume available. We’ve also made the second markers bolder and used a brighter orange for the model name and date window circle. This colour will be matching on the minute hand.
The 120-click unidirectional bezel has been re-engineered for a tighter fit, ensuring there is no play, but still a satisfying click. The bezel insert is the same matt finish, but the markers are now luminous. The crown is a bit longer, allowing for better grip, and we’ve add lume to the logo on the tip.
You’ll also get a free nylon Zulu strap to match the colour of the bezel.
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