Scuba Class 888 Dive Watch / Shanghai Tang

These are the new Shanghai Tang Scuba Class 888 dive watches. Although this Chinese luxury lifestyle brand was previously unknown to me, their new watches caught my eye. The 888 notation on the watch is both a reference to the water resistance rating (888 meters feet) — and of course the most auspicious of all numbers in in Chinese culture. A review of the Shanghai Tang web site indicates that the brand originated in 1994 and is known for promoting contemporary Chinese chic — mostly clothing and accessories, with the new Scuba Class watch collection being its first foray into timepieces — via Perpetuelle

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