Ratio 200m Diver Quartz Chronograph Sapphire (48HA90-17-CHR-BLU): | Classic chronograph design gets impressive technological upgrades
Combining brutally appealing aesthetics to pro-grade functionalities and materials, this one takes you down till 600 feet without trouble and then surfaces back putting a bright smile on your lips. Go deep, the watch doesn’t mind the pressure. It will never.
Facts before figures
The Ratio 200m Diver Quartz Chronograph Sapphire (48HA90-17-CHR-BLU) has been specifically designed for heavy water-related activities; over the surface, on it or under. This one is a diver watch built according to the needs of the modern era and replaced the traditional underwater technologies with those that are newer and better. The depth rating stays a traditional one, though; but the water/dust/moisture/shock protection is better than any old-tech 200m divers’ watch by leaps and bounds. In terms of wearability, you can call the Ratio 200m Diver Quartz Chronograph Sapphire (48HA90-17-CHR-BLU) diver watch anything but not ‘limiting’ or ‘difficult-to-wear’.
A certain type of elegance coming out of the blue (pun intended), the real beauty of the watch is in its supreme performance under stressful environments. This makes it a brilliant addition to the wrists of the crowd that prefers traditional designs but built with modern technology. Its luminescent hands and markers glow amazingly bright and long and the uni-directional rotating bezel allows the wearer to complete daily activities or lap times without any compromise. The rotating bezel and the chronograph with a tachymeter is a rare combo that helps you measure time for different purposes.
Figures define the watch
The Ratio 200m Diver Quartz Chronograph Sapphire (48HA90-17-CHR-BLU) diver watch runs on a Miyota Caliber 0S10, showing regular hours, minutes and seconds (subdial @ 6:00) primarily; additionally, it keeps track of time taken for any particular event to complete. The chronograph seconds are measured by the central, long, advancing hand, while the 60 minutes subdial shows lapse of every hour for 12 hours, which in turn is shown through the sub dial @ 9:00). The date is @ 3:00 and it never loses or gains more than 20 seconds a month.
Small tricks involved
- Set the timer and run the chronograph at the same time to see if you are taking longer than desired and the actual time you are taking to complete the task.
- Align the zero mark “▼” of the rotating bezel with the current position of the minute hand. Look at the scale on the rotating bezel after sometime, to see where the minute hand is pointing at. This tells you the elapsed time and also how far are you from your target time.
Should you buy it?
The robustly sleek Ratio 200m Diver Quartz Chronograph Sapphire (48HA90-17-CHR-BLU) divers’ watch is for you if you like a soft touch within a brutal design that makes it more acceptable socially. A serious timepiece for any guy who’s always on the go, its face is slightly smaller than the body, which brings it a soft tone among all those masculine renditions! The swimmer’s timepiece offers everything you’ll find in a traditional piece, but they come with a subtle twist.