Delbana won’t be a model you’re conversant in, however it’s been round for nearly a century, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2021. Goliardo Della Balda relocated from San Marino, Italy to Switzerland and based Delbana in 1931, all the time centered on high quality and affordability. The model launched the chrome steel Della Balda final 12 months as a tribute to Goliardo and likewise a return to mechanical watches as nearly all of its portfolio are quartz powered (with exceptions just like the Recordmaster Restricted Editions). The 2 up to date fashions for 2022 function polished PVD yellow gold circumstances with two dial choices, providing a contemporary tackle the model’s traditional designs.
The chrome steel case has a up to date measurement of 40mm in diameter and 11.5mm in peak, and once more encompasses a polished yellow gold PVD end. A domed AR sapphire crystal protects the dial, whereas a mineral crystal exhibition case again shows the Sellita computerized. It has a timeless vibe with a slim bezel and all-dial look, and may gown up or down. With a water resistance ranking of fifty metres, it’s actually not a dive watch, however will deal with dangerous climate and splashes with out subject. The case is fitted with a 20mm brown leather-based strap with yellow gold PVD buckle.
Two dial colors can be found, white or champagne, and have a sunray guilloche sample. Each have utilized yellow gold PVD Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, and complementing indices each hour. The white dial variant is just like one in all final 12 months’s white fashions, however that had rose gold PVD accents. Simply inside the indices are round luminescent hour marks and the sword-style hour and minute arms even have lume inserts. The seconds hand encompasses a contrasting crimson tip and a date window sits at 3 o’clock. Delbana’s classic crest is printed slightly below 12 o’clock, reinforcing that traditional really feel.
Powering the brand new Della Balda fashions is a Sellita SW200 computerized, which is a extra accessible different to the ETA 2824. It has 26 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour energy reserve. Capabilities embrace central hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date, and it options Delbana’s custom-made rotor.
The 2022 Delbana Della Balda fashions retail for EUR 850 or USD 925, which is only a bit greater than final 12 months’s fashions (with out PVD coatings). The watches are delivered in a black leatherette field and include a two 12 months guarantee. Delbana merged with Delma in 2001 and the 2 manufacturers symbolize greater than 170 years of family-owned watchmaking.
For extra info and to make a purchase order, please go to Delbana’s web site.