MAS Watches – The Irukandji Diver
“Matthew and Son (MAS) Watches was started in 2019 by Matthew Francis, a watch enthusiast and father who shares his love of watches with his young son, Tate.”
I’ve got a “Deadly Black” Irukandji diver a few weeks ago. Since then we are hardly separable.
Behind the name. Irukandji is a highly venomous jellyfish found in the coastal waters of North-East Australia. A great name choice for a dive watch from Australia!
Not just the name, but something other also came from the jellyfish, the design!
The description says:” Design inspiration for this piece came from the Irukandji jellyfish itself, with the contoured body of the case flowing seamlessly into the bezel, then topped with a domed sapphire crystal, reminiscent of the body of the jellyfish. The case was hand-sculpted, and each Irukandji is hand-finished, for an organic transition between case surfaces. Angular, ‘tentacle’ lugs complete the picture.”
Originally they produced 500 Irukandji diver, but because of the big interest they produced more with even added limited colors, 40 units per color. They have produced several hundred of each subsequent model.
You can choose now from “Seastorm Red”, “Tropical Yellow”, “Reef Blue”, “Stinger Pink”, “Deadly Black”, “Tentacle Purple”, “Sea Green” and “Starfish Orange”.
So several options are available, I chose the “Deadly Black” Irukandji.
The watch has a 316L stainless steel case, great finishing, smooth edges. 42mm case size, which is perfect for a dive watch. Because of the shape of the case it doesn’t even look like as a 42mm case.
Beautiful Irukandji jellyfish on the screwed case back. I like it and a great way to complete the “Irukandji story”.
It has a screw down crown with the logo on it. And the crown is at 10! The Irukandji gives you the option of a 10 o’clock or 4 o’clock crown placement! You don’t usually see something like this! Because of the screw down crown, the watch has a 200m water resistance!
It came with a “rivet style” stainless steel bracelet (with a logo on the clasp),and with a nylon two-piece strap, with quick release spring bars. A variety of rubber, canvas or leather straps can also be added. The steel bracelet is a “double screw” bracelet, so it was a little bit hard to remove some links.
The Irukandji has domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside and a unidirectional bezel with lumed ceramic insert. The bezel works so smooth, and the lume on it is quite strong. Te lume on the bezel, on the hands and on the hour markers is blue colored. Looks good and connects better to the story than the usual green color would.
The Dial. It’s simple black, date window at 3 o’clock. At 12, 6 and 9 big triangle hour markers. The hands are baton/syringe-tipped hands, but in my opinion they should be a little bit bigger to be in balance with the big triangle hour markers.
You can see the “Irukandji” caption on it at 6 o’clock, under it a 20 BAR/ 200M tag.
Inside of the watch you could find the famous Seiko NH35 movement with 24 jewels and it provides you 41 hours power reserve.
The price range is from around $330USD to $450USD, but they have special offers from time to time. You can check out their website here.
All in all this watch is a great purchase for this price. You get a Seiko automatic movement, Sapphire glass, ceramic bezel and a 200m WR. The perfect specifications for any microbrand watches!
It could be your daily beater, a tool watch or yeah, a dive watch!
You won’t see another Irukandji around you, that’s for sure! Except you are diving in Australia!
– 316L stainless steel case, brushed;
– drilled lugs;
– domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside;
– unidirectional bezel with lumed ceramic insert;
– signed, screw-down crown (200M WR);
– stamped caseback with Irukandji artwork;
– automatic Seiko NH35 movement (each movement regulated).