The first thing you notice when you put the new Antarctic Diver on your wrist is its presence. The impression of quality is enhanced by the solid heft of its universally sized 38mm-diameter (up from 36.5mm), 12.9mm-thick case. Let’s just say you can confidently take it on any (underwater) excursion, with plenty of margin.
As far as the overall design of the watch is concerned, it looks exactly like the original, complete with patinaed “cream latte” hands and indexes. To continue the ‘blast from the past’ look, the Antarctic Diver comes with a generous, easy to read black dial providing a crisp backdrop for the markings, all in the same shape and position and as on the original, including the unmistakable script.