Delma, the impartial Swiss watch model based within the 1920s made a reputation for itself with its strong deep dive watches. The newest ‘final divers’ watch’, the Blue Shark III and its four,000m waterproof case, goes to be accompanied by one other nautical-inspired piece, but within the inexpensive phase. Retro type, Swiss automated motion, 500m water-resistance… for lower than a grand. Meet the Delma Cayman Automated.
What’s the Cayman? Clearly, not a revolution, as we’re taking a look at a really classical provide: a vintage-inspired automated dive watch, which respects all of the codes of the business. Nonetheless, it’s a promising watch, with a properly designed case, nice color codes and a dependable automated motion for a really first rate worth. And that’s sufficient to tickle our curiosity.
The case of the Delma Cayman Automated is a modernized model of a basic 1970s theme. The stainless-steel case has strong 42mm x 13.3mm proportions and a design typical of this period, with sharp angles, brushed surfaces and a elegant bevel operating on the aspect of the lugs. It options the indispensable unidirectional bezel with diving scale, a big crown and a stable 500m water-resistance – greater than sufficient for every day use…
The Delma Cayman Automated additionally comes with a modern dial, with utilized markers and facetted palms. All are crammed with luminous paint offering a superb distinction and optimum legibility. The show is classical, with hours, minutes, seconds and date at three o’clock. The sunray-brushed dial is offered in three completely different colors – black, blue and silver – and so is the aluminium insert on the bezel – in black, blue or burgundy.
Contained in the case of this automated model of the Delma Cayman is the ever present ETA 2824-2, a dependable and easy-to-service Swiss motion seen by means of a sapphire caseback (be aware quartz model can also be out there). The watch will be worn on both a leather-based strap with a metal pin buckle or a Milanese mesh metal bracelet.
The Delma Cayman Automated is a properly designed, well-proportioned and, above all, a well-priced dive watch. Certainly, the leather-based strap mannequin can be out there for CHF 990 whereas the Milanese mesh mannequin can be priced at CHF 1,150. Extra particulars at delma.ch.