Saw a couple posts from 2017 when the first Draken Tugela came out but none for the 2.0 yet so thought I'd do a short review. Improvements over the 1.0 version include: a bracelet!, 10 layers of X1 C3 lume, bolder seconds markers, brighter orange highlights, better bezel action, lume bezel markers, longer crown and lume crown logo. Draken is out of Auckland New Zealand.
Excellent soft leather box case which includes 2 year warranty card, booklet, matching blue nato, some quick release pins and a patch.
I was in the market for a lighter blue diver so I choose the "Super Blue LE" over the other available colors. Fun, vibrant color, a welcome addition to my predominantly dark dial collection.
It wears great and this is another instance (recent 42mm Aevig Huldra acquisition) of me realizing that 42mm watches look great on my 7.25" wrist and that I'm getting that nagging voice in my head that some of my 40mm's are looking a little small on me. Some people might even say that this 42mm is too small on me lol.
Bead blasted case and bracelet, which was another selling point with me. Sometimes I don't want shine or polish. Bracelet is solid, 4mm thick, 22mm lugs. Solid end links, engraved clasp. Grippy, easy to use crown. Interesting how the case and bezel slopes out from the caseback. 120 click bezel.
Lume is quite nice indeed.
NH35A movt, sapphire crystal, 300m WR, 42mm case, 48.5 lug to lug. Mike, the owner, told me each Draken case is water pressure tested to 300m before assembly, then again at 100m after assembly. Movements are checked for accuracy in 3 positions. All in all, a nice, affordable diver ($349) with some unique design elements. Very pleased! Cheers