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Monterey Watch Co.

The Dark Bayou EM

The Dark Bayou EM

Regular price $249.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $249.00 USD
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Now available with our EST TEMPUS TUUM mesh bracelet. 

Go deep.

High gloss ceramic. Silver metallic painted numerals. Sapphire crystal. Automatic. 100m water resistance. At this price, a no brainier. 

Dive into the heart of the unknown with the Monterey Blacktip GMT, now equipped with a captivating black dial adorned with luminous dot indices. As the darkness descends, let the luminous skeleton sword hands guide your way, ensuring that time remains your ally in the most adventurous pursuits.

This timepiece not only embraces the thrill of the journey with its 40mm stainless steel case but also illuminates the path ahead. The combination of luminous dot indices and skeleton sword hands ensures clear readability in any setting, whether beneath the starlit sky or in the depths of the ocean.

Feel the pulse of every moment as the NH34 GMT movement orchestrates precision, synchronized with your daring spirit. With a unidirectional bezel featuring a ceramic insert, this watch is more than a companion; it's a reliable navigator for the modern explorer.

Strap on the stainless steel three-link oyster bracelet, secure it with the single fold-over clasp, and embark on an adventure where timekeeping is an art and every detail reflects your daring style. The Monterey Blacktip GMT is not just a watch; it's a declaration of your fearless pursuit of the extraordinary.

40mm case width

NH34 GMT automatic movement

Black dial with luminous markers

Skeleton sword hands (luminous)

Green GMT hand with silver arrow

Lollipop sweep hand with red pip

20mm lug width

Sapphire crystal

Unidirectional bezel with ceramic bezel insert

100M water resistance

Date feature at 3 with magnification

Stainless steel bracelet with single fold-over clasp

M logo on crown and clasp

Etched logo on caseback



Introducing the Monterey Watch Co. Dark Bayou EM dive watch, a timepiece inspired by the enchanting bayous of Louisiana and the classic elegance of 1960s divers.

This exceptional dive watch, with an NH35A automatic movement, guarantees precision whether underwater or for everyday wear. Its 40mm surgical stainless steel case exudes durability and timeless style.

The Dark Bayou EM’s captivating black dial, adorned with white indices and subtle gold accents, offers both readability and versatility, reminiscent of the golden era of diving. It boasts an impressive 100 meters water resistance, catering to divers and watch enthusiasts alike.

Incorporating gold accents, this timepiece adds warmth and charm, making it a stylish tribute to the divers of the 1960s while infusing a touch of Louisiana’s bayous into your wrist. A choice between a stainless steel bracelet or rugged seat-belt fabric NATO strap completes the package for today’s adventurers.

This piece was developed in collaboration with our customer Evan M. His initails EM are on each dial. Thank you from the Monterey team!

40mm width

12.5mm height

20mm lugs

Sapphire crystal

Date function with or without magnification  

White dot indices with gold detail

Black matte dial with gold accent

Sword skeleton hands in gold with white lume

60-click unidirectional bezel

Black ceramic bezel insert with lumed  pip and tan numbers

Surgical stainless case 

Riveted stainless steel bracelet or seat belt nylon NATO strap

Fold over clasp

Available with either flat or magnification crystal for date function  





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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Great watch

Very nice looking watch with an awesome bracelet.

Amazing watch

This watch is spectacular, especially for the price.

Jon B
On my wrist daily!

I bought the Dark Bayou EM for myself….and love it. So I bought a Blackstream F for my oldest son. Based on the materials, quality, style, value (the “Big 4” for under $275!!!) and function of these watches…I’ll buy one for each of my three sons when they are old enough to stop losing stuff! They will be my go-to for gifts in the future as well.

Zac Gordon
LOVE this watch, highly recommend

Been wearing this often for a few weeks now. Was looking for a vintage style watch and been super happy with this one. Highly recommend.

The mest bracelet did not fit my 6.5 wrist very well and Tim sent me a bracelet right away. Ended up picking up another mesh bracelet, because I like that style.

Love how the watch looks and feels and the bezel has a great feel. Super happy with the purchase.

Robert Reyes
Great Product, Even Better Service, Best Price!

I had been lusting after one of these beautiful watches ever since I saw an ad for Monterey Watch Company while scrolling through social media. After an impatient few months, I finally pressed the trigger on one: The Dark Bayou EM, with a gold bezel insert. Goll-Y, it is one gorgeous design! Looking down at my wrist, I am mentally transported to a small sailboat in the Azores in 1966, with the warm sun kissing my face and a loose linen shirt loosely wrapped around my torso prior to my skin dive...

Looking past the design, you have an adventure watch, in 316l stainless, sapphire crystal, NH34/35 movement, ceramic bezel insert, and 100m of water resistance: all for under the price of $400! Not to mention, assembled in America, by a small business, which is my favorite part. My interactions with Tim, while minimal, and over social media (Instagram, mostly) and email, have been absolutely heartwarming and one of my favorite reasons to support small businesses.

Tim, keep making these amazing little machines!

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