DB Pirates

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1st Strap

The Americas comes fitted with a 22.00 mm grey green Italian crushed leather strap with off white stitching to match the grey green to back gradient dial and a custom made 20.00 mm two tone finished 316L stainless steel VB buckle.

2nd Strap

We have also included a black 22.00 mm Metallocene Butadiene Rubber (MBR) strap with black stitching. Its also fitted with its own custom made 20.00 mm two tone finished 316L stainless steel VB buckle.

All Van Brauge are shipped free of charge at no extra cost to you. All watches are shipped from the country where the order has been made therefore there is no import tax. 

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Case Body

The case body measures 43.00 mm diameter. The total thickness is 16.00 mm and fits a 22.00 mm strap. The case body is made from hardened 316L  stainless steel. 

Screw Down Crown & Tube

The case is fitted with an extended 7.00 diameter x 4.50 mm screw down crown with three rubber gasket seals and one steel gasket seal. The crown and screw in tube are made from 316L stainless steel. 

Bidirectional Turning Compass Bezel

The case is fitted with a unique dual jack hammer bezel which rotates around a central gear. The turning bezel is fitted with a Sapphire Bezel insert with 7500 Super Lumi Nova.

Case Back

42.00 mm 316L stainless steel screw down case back with Giant Squid case back design.

Sapphire Case Crystal

The case is fitted with a double curved sapphire 4.00 mm scratch resistant sapphire crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Water Resistance

Each case is tested to 25 ATM, 660 feet and is rated at 20 ATM, 660 feet.

Faraday Cage

Each movement is protected by a mu-metal dial plate and movement holder which protects it from excessive electro magnetic forces.

Anti - Shock Movement Holder

Each movement is suspended in a Metallocene Butadiene Rubber (MBR) ring which is fitted around the mu-metal Faraday cage movement ring to protect it from excessive external case shocks.


Modified 11½ linge H2 - 24A automatic with 26 jewels with pearlage finishing and blue screws, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve and skeletonised decorated rotor.


Hours, Minutes and Seconds with Date window at the 3 o'clock position. The bidirectional turning compass bezel is used to tell direction. In order to locate your direction turn the south maker on the bezel halfway between the hour hand and the 12 o'clock, then you turn so that the hour hand is pointing to the sun. Then you can read your cardinal directions.


Every movement is tested to chronometer standard and engraved with its unique reference number matching the case. Each watch is supplied with a rating paper.

Dial & Hands

A unique double layered 1970`s Style graduated two tone colour dial with printed hour indexes in 7500 super lumi nova. The bottom half of the dial is made from Mu Metal and act as the top of the faraday cage protecting the movement from excessive magnetic forces. Rose gold hands with applied Super Lumi Nova 7500.

We have designed the Meridian Explorer case specifically to protect the Swiss Movement at its heart.  You can also see from the exploded case diagram the case has more than meets the eye. 

The diagram shows the detail of each component. The case back, case body and the internal Faraday Cage and shock system all have four different components each. The diagram also shows a 4.00 mm double curved sapphire crystal.

Discovery Bay Pirates

The Discovery Bay Pirates watch is shipped to you in a beautiful goat leather watch roll. Your DB Pirates watch comes fitted with a beautiful grey green Italian crushed leather strap fitted with its own custom made 20.00 mm two tone finished 316L stainless steel VB buckle.

Inside the the watch roll you will find a black 22.00 mm Metallocene Butadiene Rubber (MBR) strap with green stitching, its also fitted with its own custom made 20.00 mm two tone finished 316L stainless steel VB buckle. We also included a watch tool with spare blades hidden inside the tool and a luxury polishing cloth plus your warranty booklet.