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2021-01-29

G.A.W. Lince by GRUPPO ARDITO

Gruppo Ardito Watches debut their most accessible model to date, the Lince a fixed bezel diver’s watch; 

designed to be the Italian boutique brand’s most versatile model, every bit as at home under a shirt cuff as it is strapped over a neoprene wetsuit.

Handcrafted in Italy from Grade 5 Titanium for supreme levels of lightness and strength, the Lince comes in a manageable 42mm diameter with a case thickness of just 12mm. One of the watch’s showpieces however is its dazzlingly blue dial, designed with a degradé effect which darkens to an inky black on its outer edges. This can be viewed through the watch’s anti-reflective coated Sapphire crystal. In addition to this the Lince is fitted with either Grade 5 Titanium or Al Bronze fixed bezel. Meanwhile the Lince’s case body is fixed by 10 Allen screws (5 on the back and 5 on the bezel). The crown which is customized is also made from Grade 5 Titanium and is a screw-down type.

The watch’s water-resistance is guaranteed by 1 sub-glass O-Ring and an L-shaped ring that works on the perimeter of the glass, the bezel’s purpose btw apart from being able to take blows is to further bolster the glass against the case. 

These technical features allow the Lince to be waterproof to a pressure of 100 bar (1,000 meters).

Power comes from a Swiss automatic, the STP 1-11 28800 vibrations/h, 4 Hz and 26 rubies. 

The Lince comes on a texturized rubber diver’s strap which has been made in Italy with S.S. buckle and logo G.A.W.

Finally the watch comes in a handcrafted (in Italy) wooden box with blue coated velvet interior and external logo, booklet of assistance and warranty in a logoed envelope, key for dismounting the bezel, key for strap and buckle, spare OR and screws. Thoughts? This is a good move by GAW as it gives them a much wider appeal with their watches which are typically larger and bulkier.

The new Lince will surely help them garner a whole new fan base for whom this will likely be their first GAW model. 

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