The brightest star in the constellation, the Northstar was an invaluable tool for navigation among sailors and explorers. Despite being replaced by modern GPS as a navigation tool, the Northstar remains an icon for human exploration and adventure.
The Ventus Northstar was designed to pay tribute to the divers of the 60s who were at the forefront of sea exploration. The dive watch was a crucial component in their diving kit, it measured the length of their dive and the time to ascend.
The Northstar features a slim and highly wearable cushion case to keep it from getting snagged on your dive equipment or even a shirt sleeve. A compact lug to lug length of only 45mm and 40mm diameter is reminiscent to the dive watches of the era.
Ventus offers the Northstar in both Brass and Stainless steel cases. Brass is a material which patinas as you wear it. This makes each watch unique to its owner and every watch will have its own story to tell.
Despite its diminutive size, the Northstar was developed to offer the best specifications for an astounding price. The case is rated for 300m of water resistance, with a double domed sapphire crystal shielding the watch against any scrapes encountered during dives. This sapphire crystal has Anti-reflective coating on the inside to prevent unwanted glare. The use of ceramic inserts (N-1, 2, 5) offer added protection and will ensure your watch remains pristine no matter the abuse.
The dial of the Northstar features a sunburst pattern and applied indices. These indices are filled with Swiss Superluminova C3 lume to offer the best glow. Each date wheel is reprinted to match the color of the dial, a step omitted by Swiss timepieces priced in the thousands.
Movement: Seiko NH35 Automatic
Glass: Double domed Sapphire with inner AR coating
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30ATM / 300m
Dimensions: 40mm Diameter, 45mm Lug to Lug, 13mm Thick, Lug Width: 20mm
Lume: Swiss Superluminova C3
Bezel Insert: Steel
Package: 2 Slot Watch Roll; Horween 'Distressed' Leather strap