From the horologists desks to the seas
The AQUINUS story begins in 2019 in New York with its very first collection- Immersius. A professional dive watch designed for the deep. We brought it to the seas of Cebu, Philippines for testing.
Named as the ‘Best Diving Area, Overseas’ during the 2020 Marine Diving Awards held in Japan, the diverse underwater ecosystem of the Philippines just makes you want to dive deeper. And coveting the grand prize after hovering over the Top 3 spot since 2018, diving through its vast and vibrant seabed only invokes one’s creativity more from its deepest. Bringing the watch to these wonderful seas convinced us that we aren’t on a riptide, but on the right path.
Thus, was the birth of the AQUINUS.
In early 2020, AQUINUS captured Kudeta Lab’s interest and was co-owned under its many projects. It’s an industry incubator and being taken under its wing, AQUINUS has evolved from just any watch brand into a confident diver watch brand. With their expertise and experience, our brand can now boast of excellent quality and horological legitimacy.
The AQUINUS community is not just composed of divers who love watches or watchmakers who love diving. We are both and we have the highest reverence for the ocean. Not just as a part of the world we’re living in, but as a vital link that connects us to nature and makes us who we are.
We don’t just make watches for fun, either. As enthusiasts, we make sure we can rely on the tools we bring with us underwater and that includes our dive watches. Therefore, we designed our timepieces with the help of the leaders of fine watchmaking craftsmanship.
From our horologist’s table in New York and Switzerland to the seas of Cebu, Philippines where our first watches were tested, AQUINUS is committed to bringing you quality dive watches that’s worth a diver’s trust. Powered with Japanese and Swiss movements, we also make certain each watch provides true value for your money.
AQUINUS is a watch on a mission.
We make watches to raise funds for inspiring local organizations around the world that are doing efforts to help protect our oceans. That is why we tapped Marine Conservation Philippines as the inspiration four our MCP2019 collection and the first beneficiary of our social responsibility program.
Our passion is not only to just provide professional dive watches with resistance, accuracy, and versatility, but also a way to make a difference to our ecosystem.