In researching the possibilities for a fitted bracelet for this watch project (IMHO, the most important undertaken by O7), I have come up with a few suggestions:
1) A flat-link bracelet would work best because: a) it goes well with the proposed design; b) there are more OTS versions available; and c) they are more readily available in tapered versions.
2) Given that the standard watch case will have a full polish (and DLC versions will be sandblasted), it would make more sense aesthetically to produce a flat-link bracelet with PCLs. The polished links will complement the polished case and make the watch less of a "tool" watch and more of a multi-use timepiece. For those who want a tool watch and a flat finish, they either can buy the standard watch and have it brushed by any competently-equipped watchmaker or jeweler, or they can buy the DLC version (I am assuming that, if O7 has to have the cases sand-blasted before the DLC application process, the same could be done with the bracelet; or the DLC watch could be offered only with a strap).
3) The least expensive clasp would be a simple OTS foldover fliplock clasp with safety, with a fold-out dive extension. This could be enhanced by the use of a side-push-button deployant release (as on the current O7 buckle). Even better would be a ratcheting clasp with side-push-button release and a separate, ratcheting dive extension (as is available on certain Doxa, Boschett, UTS and other watch models).
This proposed watch, matched with a tapered bracelet as proposed above, will be a stunning piece, comparable in appearance and quality to the Doxa 4000T sapphire or even the IWC Aquatimer. For Doxa fans who love the 4000T sapphire but can't handle a small clock on their wrist, the 42mm size will be perfect.
I know MOQs on an additional component like a matched bracelet complicate an already complicated process in bringing this new watch out (already delayed into late-Spring '11), but this addition could transform the new watch into a sought-after and coveted piece.