A custom made DHodge dive watch for a private customer #MPBSP50

Most jobs I love when it comes to my time with watches / time pieces, but custom made projects are a bit special.


This job was was a real challenge as it saw a few interesting challenges, and it was an opportunity to design a custom made dial from scratch and then have it produced.

The brief was as follows:

  • 50mm dive watch
  • Orange features
  • Date window at 6pm
  • Left hand crown
  • 2824-2 automatic movement
  • Display back
  • 3 dimensional dial
  • Mercedes hands

Of course I said “yes – I would love to do that”, and as ever, the process and costs were perfectly transparent from start to finish so the customer knew what that were buying as we embarked on the journey together.

One of the most interesting facts from this piece was, and the watch makers out there will agree, there is no date disc that will work at the 6pm position on a left hand watch. I ended up making that myself.


The dial factory did a good job of translating the Pantone reference colours to match the bezel, and we created a truly unique timepiece together.

That’s the beauty of a custom made watch, no two will ever be the same, it can be crafted to match the individuality of the owner, and it will always be something just that it extra special.



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