Those who were excited about the re-release of the Defender last month can revel in more great news—the Mako XL has returned in its full line up. The last time the gang was together was years ago, back in 2012.
The Mako XL first debuted in 2010, as a response to the community’s request for a larger Mako watch. As the name suggests, the Mako XL is an upsized Mako, measuring 3mm wider (44.5mm) and a third of a millimeter thicker (13.3mm). Rather than recreate the popular Mako design on a larger canvas, the design was tweaked, with bar hour markers and a 60-unit scale bezel that was devoid of a lume pip. The spear-shaped hour and minute hands and lollipop seconds hand are also hallmarks of the design. Above all, it maintains the signature diver features, including a unidirectional diver-style bezel, 200m of water resistance, strong lume, and a screwed case back, to name a few.
The Mako XL became the go-to piece for those who were looking for a larger watch with incredible wrist presence and heft.