Japanese watchmaker Minase recently unveiled a new version of its flagship timepiece, the Divido.
Aptly named the Divido 2.0, the second-generation version is about one-millimeter thinner, a fraction of a millimeter less wide, and about three-quarters of a millimeter longer lug-to-lug. More or less, the 40.6 mm x 11.0 mm case dimensions are still within an appealing range for those wanting a classic watch size. The lug-to-lug is 48.7 mm.
There are two basic versions of the Divido 2.0, one with a rubber strap and the other with a stainless steel bracelet. Most notably, the bracelet version now weighs 134 grams, down from 150 grams. On a rubber strap, the new 2021 Divido 2.0 weighs in at 91.4 grams.
In addition to the subtly revised case proportions, a new Swiss-made movement powers the time and date. Previously the Divido was powered by an ETA 2824 and now an upgraded ETA 2892, modified by Minase (custom “MINASE” engraving and additional finishes applied), powers the watch functions, including the unique large date display.
As with the original Divido, there’s a special dégradé dial available in multiple colors. The case features the same “case in case” design and water-resistance is rated to 50 meters. The retail price is approximately $4,600 and up, which is no small amount for a brand that’s not been around very long. The distinctiveness of the design, the Japanese association, may be enough to overcome the high price, though.
Learn more at Minase.