Dive Watch Releases / Articles



By TLex This is the new 8CTOPUS series from Italian watchmaker, Zannetti's Scuba Art collection,

itself comprised of three distinctive sub collections that boast watches with hand etched dials in a number of exotic materials and styles;

from natural mammoth ivory, mother-of-pearl, enamel, champlevé decoration to sunburst blue or plain old black or orange.

The new Octopus dials is the second aquatic creature to feature on a Zannetti dial; last year a collection of Piranha and Piranha Skeleton models were also introduced.

While the Scuba Art dials are wide and varied; they are set in but one case. A finely brushed Stainless steel case with polished edges and a carrure surface black PVD treatment.

It has a diameter of 51.3mm and a thickness 16mm and is fitted with a unidirectional rotational divers bezel -

also in finely brushed steel and with a black aluminium insert, a luminescent pointer and white minute dive-time scale.

A black PVD steel screwdown crown, a screwdown caseback with a 'Zannetti Official Scuba Diving' logo engraving and a scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment -

allow for a water-resistance to 50 atmospheres or 550 meters. An automatic helium escape valve can be found at 9 o'clock on the left hand side of the case.

The watches in the Scuba Art collections are typically, mechanical self-winding movements based on Swiss Made ETA 2824 with rhodiumed personalized Zannetti components.

They come on black caucciù and leather straps with steel Zannetti personalized buckles.

They're different; I'll say that and I'm sure there's a fair amouint skilled craftsmanship involved in the dials,

but the cases looks suspiciously like something you would pick out of a Chinese factory catalog. I wonder how much they're going for? 


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