Once in a while we are privileged to have our eyes opened to a brand not often seen in our neck of the woods. This Arrmand Nicolet JS9 Diver is a perfect example of this experience. First, let’s touch on a bit of history regarding the brand. Founded by Armand Nicolet son of a watchmaker, around 1875 in Tramelan, Switzerland, the brand garnered recognition and praise for its quality. The example at hand is the JS9 Diver. It is hard to improve on the design of a classic divers watch but Armand Nicolet has managed to do just that with small adjustments to established design aesthetics. The bezel, with a striking blue ceramic divers scale, slopes slightly from the crystal to the outer edge creating an elegant, subtle feel. The blue dial is clean and crisp with stacked baton markers that have a generous helping of lume. The lugs of the 44mm stainless steel case curve down to create a comfortable fit as the watch hugs your wrist. The crown guards are slightly raised to protect the textured crown. Solid end-pieces and healthy sized screws give a masculine and robust feel to the bracelet. Powered by the rock solid ETA 2846, this reliable and impressive watch will be a welcome addition to any collection. This is a new, unworn watch that comes with box and papers.