By TLex Following in the footsteps of its deep diving siblings from the Scuba ABYSSUS 3000M collection, the new Grand Cruise from Visonti plants us firmly on the deck of a nautical vessel crossing the date line!
With an equally complex design that shares a number of the above’s components, and with a form that is every bit as rugged-looking despite a 2800M deficit that Visconti have duly compensated for with a stunning exhibition caseback, the Grand Cruise makes an interesting propositions as a non-diver.
Introducing the new Grand Cruise Steel Ref. W110-00-143-1411from Visconti; boasting a three-piece AISI 316L Stainless steel case with micro-shot blasted and satin-finished and polished details. Bronze is coming soon!
The approx. dimensions of which are as follows: a diameter of 45.mm with the overall dimensions at the crown 54.4mm; height 57.9mm and a thickness of 14.9mm.
Divers features include: four aluminum bronze lugs, satin-finished, a screwdown crown (at 2 o'clock), a unidirectional rotational timing-bezel, engraved with Cardinal points, a flat-convex (as apposed to domed) Sapphire crystal, a screwdown exhibition caseback-cover with a flat Sapphire crystal and a water-resistance to 20 ATM the equivalent of 200 meters.
Its dial is in blue, with ton sur ton stamping; nickel satin finish applied frame on large date and GMT. Luminescent markers and applied 12 o’clock marker; minutes scale with bars on rehaut.
The hands belong to an exclusive Visconti design: skeletonized hours and minutes luminescent coating; a flush central second hand and a skeletonized GMT hand.
The Grand Cruise is powered by an automatic Swiss Made VI-AC264-04, 25 jewels, MHVJ assortment, Glucydur balance, 28.800 A/h; adjusted to 4 positions, average rate 0 +15 sec./day; soignée finish, power reserve: approx. 42 hours. Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm., thickness 5.10 mm.
Its functions include: hours, minutes, sweep seconds; second time zone hours and minutes at5 o'clock, day/night indicator at 8 o'clock; large date at 11 o'clock.
Finally this superb looking Florentine nautical watch comes on a water-resistant blue leather strap with an exclusive Visconti satin-finished AISI 316L Stainless steel clasp.