Manufacturer: MAS Watches | Price: £189 GBP (Kickstarter Price) $235 USD, €210 EUR approx))
The MAS Irukandji is a feature packed dive watch, aptly named after a group of highly venomous jellyfish, found on the coastline of Australia. The Irukandji has a very unique design with a huge range of premium features with a fit & finish usually found on much higher priced timepieces. The Irukandji is just like its namesake; small in size, but packing a serious wallop! Shown below are the launch colour options of the Irukandji, with the possibility of more being added.
- Dimensions: Case – 41.8mm (39.7mm at Bezel), Thickness – 14.8mm, Lug to Lug – 45.8mm, Lug Width – 20mm
- Movement: Seiko NH35 Automatic, 21,600vph (3Hz), Date Complication, Hackable, Self Winding, 40hr Power Reserve
- Case Material: Brushed 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel, Drilled Lugs
- Weight: 87g Extras: Watch Roll, Additional Strap
- Straps: Matching Two-Piece Nylon with Signed Buckle and Choice of Additional Canvas or Rubber Strap
- Crystal: Domed Sapphire, AR Coating
- Bezel: 120 Click Unidirectional, Fully Lumed Ceramic Insert
- Water Resistance: 20ATM / 200m / 660ft
- Lume: Swiss Super Luminova® BGW9
- Crown: Signed, Screw Down Caseback: Brushed & Polished, Stamped Irukandji Logo, Screw Down
- Warranty: 2 Years Where to Buy: MAS Watches / Campaign currently running on Kickstarter
- Options: Colours: Reef Blue / Deadly Black / Stinger Pink | Crown Position: 10 or 4 o’clock
Matthew & Son Watches
The Irukandji measures in at 41.8mm diameter at the base of the case, tapering to 39.7mm at the bezel. The lug to lug I measured at 45.8mm and has a thickness of 14.8mm including that domed sapphire crystal. This uniquely designed watch is incredibly wearable and the finishing of the fully brushed case is absolutely fantastic. Due to the relatively short lug to lug it would fit extremely well on a variety of wrist sizes from I’d say, around 6.25″ and above.
The buckle of the strap that came fitted to this prototype is signed with a neatly done MAS logo however, it’s also polished which I found a bit odd seeing as the case is entirely brushed. I have spoken to Matt regarding this and he said it is something that will be looked at on the final production model. I did find it a bit weird that none of the other people that reviewed the prototype never picked up on this. Ah well, maybe my OCD does have it advantages.
Dial & Bezel
A huge thank you to Matt & Tate from MAS Watches for sending out the Irukandji prototype so promptly, and all the way from Australia! I wish you and Tait all the very best for the future and good luck with your current Kickstarter campaign. (Not that you’ll need it). *Edit – Campaign now fully funded!*