Pontos S Diver

The art of keeping up with the times

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The art of keeping up with the times

Pontos S Diver

Inside the Pontos S Diver

A professional diving instrument that is water-resistant to 600 meters, the Pontos S Diver reinterprets the defining characteristics of the Pontos S line by adding a vintage touch to the retro design. Easy to wear and easy to read down to the smallest detail, this watch has all the features that will attract lovers of the ocean depths. A 43 mm diameter. Fashioned in stainless steel, the Pontos S Diver case is generously proportioned. Designed to professional specifications, it includes the essential requirement for a diving watch, a helium escape valve system at 9 o'clock that is completely automatic. Before returning to the surface to breathe in fresh air, professional divers first pass through a decompression chamber. There they breathe in a mixture of gases with a large proportion of helium, which can damage a watch

by seeping inside it due to the pressure difference between the gas trapped in the chamber and the outside air. The Pontos S Diver's helium valve thus prevents any irreversible damage to the timepiece. The black dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling divers to read the details that they require in even the deepest water. The hands, also highlighted by luminescent material, are further distinguished by their color. The minutes and seconds hands are outlined in red and a date display at 6 o'clock completes the watch's features. The timepiece is driven by the self-winding ML115 mechanical movement that oscillates at 4 hertz and has a 38-hour power reserve.  

 

CASE
- Ø 43 mm, stainless steel case
- Sandblasted aluminum turning scale, matching dial finish
- Automatic helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
- Vertical brushed middle-case and side lugs, with polished bezel and facet on lugs
- Engraved case-back
- Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Water-resistant to 600 m (60 atm)
 
DIAL
- Black sun-brushed dial
- Applied indexes with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving

 

 

HANDS
- Diamond-cut hands with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving
- Minute and second hands with red coating on tip
 
STRAP/BRACELET
- Genuine leather strap or robust three-row stainless steel bracelet
- Additional Nato strap available
 
BUCKLE
- Stainless steel buckle on both straps provided
- Double security deploying clasp on metal bracelet

 

MOVEMENT
Automatic caliber ML115
 
- Functions:
hours, minutes, seconds indicated by central hands
Date at 6 o’clock
- Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
- Power reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 26
- Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
- Decoration: rhodium-plated movement
James Magnussen

James Magnussen

Make sure you have a support team around you to keep you motivated.  

How do you define success?
Success for me is defined as the sum of all parts, (i.e. the small efforts and sacrifices I put in to training every day) coming together in one particular moment. Success is the rewarding process of when I achieve a major goal in this way.


What inspires you? And where do you find your inspiration?
I find at different times I’m inspired by different things. However I’m mostly inspired by people who make a difference in society through their hard work and dedication. On a day to day basis I’ll always look to my family and friends for inspiration and motivation, especially my lifelong friends who have been there for me since before I started swimming.


Could you tell us about your success? What is the short-story of your success?
From about the age of 15, I really applied myself to competitive swimming and really thought about swimming as a career. At 18 after I finished high school I made the decision to move to Sydney from Port Macquarie to train with Brant Best (I thought this was the best option to take my swimming to the next level.) It was definitely difficult moving away from my family and friends, however it certainly paid dividends as I became the 100m Freestyle Australian National Champion in 2010 and the 100m Freestyle World Champion in 2011.
From here I was then fortunate enough to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games (My debut Olympic Games.) where I won the Silver medal in the 100m Freestyle finishing just 0.001 from the Gold medal and I won Bronze in the 4x100m Medley relay.
For 2013, my goal is to try and defend my 100m Freestyle title at the World Championships in Barcelona and hopefully swim faster than any swimmer before me.


Do you have a “5 rules” to follow and keep on being successful?
1. Success is never created alone.
-It’s extremely important to have a great support team.   
2.    Success is the sum of small parts added up every day.  
-You have to commit 100% to training every day; you’ll never achieve your desired results if you take shortcuts.  
3. Always remember where you came from.
-I truly believe that all of the relationships and experiences that you have along the way (good or bad) are an important part to your eventual success.
4. Always work harder in training than your competitors.  
-I always try to go that extra distance in training; this way when I’m standing on the racing blocks about to compete I know that my preparation has been better than the swimmer standing next to me.
5. Never rest on your laurels in sport.
-I’m always looking for ways to improve in training and always looking at techniques to push myself to be better than my competitors.    

Do you have advices for the young generations?
Make sure you have a support team around you to keep you motivated.
Enjoy the journey, embrace every day and don’t just focus on the end point.


Do you have a key sentence/motto about success?
“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.”  Vince Lombardi


How important time is and has been in your life? And what does time represents for you?
In swimming, time is everything. Time is the manner by which my performances are measured and rewarded. I’ve definitely learnt that the smallest unit of time e.g. 1/100th of a second can mean the difference between agony and ecstasy.


« Success is never created alone., it’s extremely important to have a great support team. »



How do you deal with time questions in your work?
Given the nature of my sport, I’m constantly questioned by the media and my support team about my goals and aspirations, Many of these goals are time focused e.g. Becoming the fastest 100m Freestyle swimmer in history (46.91seconds). The benchmarks in my sport are all time related. However in saying this, it’s important that I don’t fixate on this one aspect of my sport. I know that if I put in the hard work my times will come naturally.


How Maurice Lacroix is a natural continuum of your everyday life? What place does it have in your life?
Maurice Lacroix has a very important part in my life, as for me it represents growth, development and maturity. As I’ve grown older my tastes and style have changed and matured, I believe this is represented in the Maurice Lacroix watches. I feel the association makes a positive connection with the development of my career as a swimmer. The association further continues the undeniable link between my career and the concept of time.

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