By TLex Last year we learned of the theatrical-looking Scuba ABYSSUS 3000M collection; this is the Steel version, which along with the a BRONZE and TITANIUM version forms a collection of three Scuba Abyssus 3000M models. BTW a new Scuba Abyssus 500M collection is coming, soon!
Its monobloc case is made from AISI 316L Stainless steel that has a combination micro-shot blasted and satin finish. Dimensions include: a diameter of 45mm or 54mm if we are to include the massive bayonet-mounted crown at 2 o'clock with its patented system for unlocking from movement. The overall length is 57.9mm with a thickness is 17.5mm.
Features of the case include: four satin-finished steel lugs, a 5mm thick, flat-convex Sapphire crystal, a rotational Stainless steel bezel with an engraved dive-time scale and micro-dot in luminescent material at 0 o'clock with an external Aluminum Bronze saw-tooth and sliding rotation bloc at 4 o'clock and an automatic Helium Escape Valve at 6 o'clock. It has an impressive depth-rating of 300 ATM, the equivalent of 3000 meters of water-resistance.
The dial comes in black or blue with shiny blue detailing, luminescent indexes in two colors and a minutes scale with bars on inclined rehaut. The hands are an exclusive Visconti design with hours, minutes, sweep seconds hand with triangle, luminescent coating and the power-reserve hand with an orange varnish.
The watch is powered by a Swiss Made Soprod SOP 9340/A10-2 automatic movement with 31 jewels, MHVJ assortment, Glucydur balance wheel, 28.800 A/h; adjusted to 5 positions with an average rate -5 +10 sec./day; a soignée finish, a custom Visconti engraved rotor and a power reserve: approx. 42 hours. Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm.; thickness 5.10 mm.
Functions include: hours, minutes, sweep seconds; date window at 2 o'clock and a power reserve display at 11 o'clock.
The strap is in a water-resistant sharkskin with an exclusive Visconti satin-finishes Stainless steel clasp; or alternatively a Stainless steel bracelet with a divers safety clasp.