By TLex Since they first launched in 2008 Brera Orologi, have been making a name for themselves with their stylish timepieces which are known for offering contemporary Italian styles combined with Swiss reliability but at an obtainable price-point.
Brera have been particularly successful in Japan, one of the world’s most savvy watch-buying markets and one that is not willing to compromise, particularly when it comes to their dive watches.
In short Japanese consumers will only consider a watch bearing the name “diver” if it is certified as such.
This pushed Brera to totally rethink their dive watches or should we say divers-styled watches (as they were back then);
and so began almost 3 years of development of a professional divers watch that would not only appeal to the Japanese consumer but would be able to proudly stand alongside any other professional divers model.
The new Brera PRODIVER is that watch, a diver with a premium build that blends both modern and vintage styles while achieving ISO 6425 compliance for an official diving instrument certified by the International Organization for Standardization as defined by the rigorous criteria laid out for dive watches that insists upon –
a dive-time preselecting device protected against inadvertent manipulation; legibility of the dial and visibility in the dark; magnetic-, shock-, and chemical-resistance; strap durability, and — most important of all
— water and pressure resistance, which in the case of the Prodiver is a respectable 30ATM.
The Prodiver has an imposing 47mm case with beveled angles that have been sculpted from high-grade 316L Stainless steel that has been either sandblasted finished or has a matte grey or rose gold IP-treatment –
while its components such as the chrono-pushers, crown and bezel have contrasting high-polished surfaces.
The chrono-pushers have been anodized to color-match elements such as the dial, hands or bezel track. I must admit I’m really digging the grey IP version – very unique!
On to the dial with its multi-level construction and wave pattern that has been designed for maximum legibility - so important that ISO has clearly delineated which elements must be absolutely clearly legible at a distance of nearly ten inches:
the time (with the minute hand obviously distinguishable from the hour hand), elapsed time on the timing bezel, and an indication that the watch is running (via a visible end-of-life indicator).
Finally, a powerful Swiss ISA 8371/2010 movement promises precision, safe under an extra-thick Sapphire crystal and protected against the elements by a screwdown crown system and chrono-pushers that have all been threaded to fit into the case precisely.
Please follow the link below for more info. on the PRODIVER as well as other models from Brera Orologi,
who incidentally are based in sunny Miami Florida with the backdrop of the blue Caribbean ocean, the perfect setting for inspiring new dive watch designs.