The family-owned watchmaking firm Delma has fairly a strong status relating to making sturdy and accessible sports activities and gear watches. One of many core collections is the Shell Star, a robust sequence of dive watches with roots within the mid-Seventies. The gathering is dwelling to a lot of very cool and unique fashions in numerous supplies, colors and configurations, all primarily based on the model’s first skilled dive watch. Subsequent to metal (optionally coated in black) or bronze, the sturdy dive watch now sheds some weight (and dimension), as Delma presents the Shell Star Titanium restricted version.
The Shell Star we’ve come to know and love in current instances has at all times been a reasonably massive but very sturdy and succesful diver, whatever the actual mannequin at hand. With its typical helmet-shaped case and protruding crown guards, it’s not your common run-of-the-mill dive watch. This new titanium model shrinks down in dimension from 44mm to a extra wrist-friendly 41mm, topped with a unidirectional rotating bezel completed with a black ceramic insert. At 13.6mm in peak, it stays fairly thick, however then once more, this can be a watch able to happening to 500 meters with none concern. And due to the light-weight materials it ideas the dimensions at 136 grams solely.
The dial for the brand new Shell Star Titanium follows go well with with earlier fashions and has a sandy texture in black, blue or orange. The big utilized numerals have an overview in black or orange, relying on the dial color. The sword-shaped hour and minute palms are completed in white with Tremendous-LumiNova inserts and are paired with an orange central seconds hand. The bevelled date window additionally has a high quality define to tie in with the remainder of the dial. Total it’s a really sturdy mixture of components and appears to be very legible, simply what you want in a diver.
Seen by the titanium caseback is the reliable Sellita SW 200-1 automated motion. Usually utilized by Delma, and tons of different manufacturers, it runs at a frequency of 4Hz, or 28,800vph. It’s pushed by a customized Delma-signed rotor and has a most energy reserve of 48 hours. The seconds are hacking, which suggests you may exactly set your watch to the right time if wanted.
The Delma Shell Star Titanium 41mm Automated Dive Watch is proscribed to 499 items and comes on a brushed three-link titanium bracelet with a deployment clasp. It retails for CHF 1,590, EUR 1,790 or USD 1,890 and is offered each on-line and thru chosen retailers worldwide.
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