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June 10, 2022

ZULUDIVER, as the name implies, has a strong heritage in the sub-aqua world. There are many wonders to explore under the ocean such as colourful coral reefs, unique wildlife and evocative shipwrecks. Yet no matter how experienced a diver is there is one inhabitant whose arrival on the scene makes you stop, take stock, and they never fail to send a primeval tingle along your spine – a Shark!

No matter how (relatively) safe we all know they can be to dive with in controlled conditions there is still that inbred fear that comes with being near a shark. The way it looks at you with those dark pools of eyes and seems to be thoroughly unintimated by you. There is something wonderfully latent in its ease of motion which belays huge power, strength and a sheer ability to out-survive most species.

Which makes a shark a perfect inspiration for our latest range, which have been created in homage to this apex predator.

Introducing new ZULUDIVER SHARK Watch Straps

SHARKS are made from a new composite of nylon, specially imported from a manufacturer in Taiwan who specialises in 100% environmentally friendly and non-toxic fabric. The stylised shark tooth design is created by a high-power ribbon machine with individual peaks being generated by hand threading. High temperature, eco-friendly dyes are used to create the unique colours and then the straps are exposed to an even higher temperature to lock the colour in place. The advanced nylon is smooth and breathable and has an iridescent metallic quality.

MAKO - Black and Grey Stripes

Our double striped black and grey strap is named after the MAKO shark inspired by its two-tone body with a darker dorsal top and silver body.

REEF - Green

Many underwater reefs are filled with luscious plantation which are inhabited by REEF sharks. The name of this version has been inspired by these plants which make up the home of these gentle yet curious creatures.

BLACKTIP - Black

Famous for its black tipped fins the BLACKTIP is the classic all black model with the SHARK design.

HAMMERHEAD - Grey

The ZULUDIVER HAMMERHEAD strap is named in honour of this most iconic of sharks which is often found with a brown hue to its dorsal region.

OCEANIC - Blue

Often found in deep water the Oceanic shark was the prefect inspiration for the blue strap in this new collection. Representing the colour of the deep as you descend further.

THRESHER - Desert Sand

The THRESHER shark is famous for its exceptionally long tail. The perfect name for a true length G1098 watch strap with a shark-tooth design.

SPINNER - Dark Brown

Often found with copper tints the SPINNER shark is famous for spinning out of the water in quick bursts of speed to catch its prey.

 

ZULUDIVER Shark NATO watch straps

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Richard Brown

About the Author: Richard Brown

About the Author: Richard Brown

I truly believe one of the best partners in exploration and adventure is a fine watch. Over 30 years of collecting, my fascination with the technical capabilities of both vintage and modern timepieces has never abated and it is a privilege to be able to share this passion through writing.

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