There has been some request for higher dome sapphire crystal for the Regia Diver. While the Regia Diver are designed for divers. These higher dome crystal is foul upon by divers due to easily scratched and damaged during diving.
But market force by desk-diver and demand is increasing for dome crystal. We got in touched with Mr Sunny of CrystalTimes agent and bought 2 dome sapphire crystal for our review. Today we are going to upgrade the Regia Diver with CrystalTimes Double Dome and Big Bubble Sapphire crystal.
Let the photos tells its story ! I will skip the crystal removal and installation process and concentrate on the sapphire crystal differences and effect.
Here are the 3 types of sapphire crystal.
Regia Diver original sapphire – clear AR coated, flat at the bottom and have a slight dome at the top.
CrystalTimes Double Dome – Blue hue AR coated, Concave and convex on both side, polished and slanted edge.
CrystalTimes BIG Bubble – Blue hue AR coated, Concave and convex on both side, frost edge.
CrystalTimes Double Dome and BIG Bubble
These are the preliminary photos of the Double Dome sapphire crystal on the Regia Diver case. The polished and slanted edge makes the crystal seems smaller than it is.
These are the preliminary photos of the BIG Bubble sapphire crystal on the Regia Diver case. Due to the frost edge on the BIG Bubble, it looks like its edge is protruding, in actual case its very slight.
Here are the photos of the 3 sapphire crystals on the Regia Diver.
Regia Diver original vs Double Dome
Double Dome vs BIG Bubble
I personally like the BIG Bubble as its has that one-of-a-kind looks. It enhance the 3D looks of the dial and hands.
(Regia Diver shown is The Diver Watch 50 pieces Limited Edition).
OK, there you have it. A Double Dome and BIG Bubble sapphire crystal upgrade for your Regia Diver.