Divers owe so much to French naval officer Jacques Cousteau and his unrivalled contribution in direction of marine analysis. However in addition they owe so much to look at producers that create timepieces that pay homage to his pioneering work, like Nordic watch model, E. C. Andersson. The model has created the Calypso Denise watch – a dive watch impressed by Cousteau’s SP-350 submarine, designed to be simply readable.
MONOCHROME has explored the model’s earlier sports activities watch choices earlier than. The atelier gained recognition by way of Kickstarter crowdfunding alternatives and has emerged as a producer that specialises in creating rugged watches for exploration. The Calypso Denise includes a timing bezel, a compass, 200-meter water resistance, improved luminosity and a precision licensed beating coronary heart. For the primary time, it comes with a date function too.
From sporty to particular
Nonetheless thought-about a teen, Nordic watchmaker, E.C. Andersson first put itself on the map in 2016 when it launched the discharge of a strong sports activities watch known as the North Sea adopted by the North Sea II – each with a recognisable cushion-shaped case and a exact Japanese motion developed by Seiko. The model’s first high-end watch quickly adopted – the Calypso, which used an in-house designed rotor made seen by way of a sapphire caseback.
The Denise watch, which launched final yr, particularly focussed on the wants of the skilled diver. Its delicate 1970s classic aesthetic had bulkier casebands for a squarer look, a 40mm case width (46mm lug-to-lug), and a micro-adjustment clasp.
The New E. C. Andersson Calypso Denise Date
The Calypso Denise, supposed as a diver’s watch, is each useful and easy-to-read. The mannequin has saved its measurement however now options a big date counter residing at 6 o’clock and legible, hollowed-out fingers. The skeletonised fingers have been bead blasted to coincide with the end on the case and their luminous coating now guarantees to glow 5 occasions longer than its predecessor.
Referencing elapsed time while underwater appears fairly simple sufficient because the markers on the watch’s ceramic bezel are additionally luminous. The compass function additionally permits the watch to be utilized while exploring, in addition to out on the water. Two totally different floor finishes might be famous on what appears to be a reasonably commonplace diver’s dial. The seen calendar window is matte completed, set towards a lacquered backdrop.
Along with the bead blasted fingers, there are pockets of sunshine that hit the dial including some extent of depth to the watch. The ability reserve indicator hand is coated in purple and screens the remaining lifetime of the modified Cal.ECANE01 Seiko NE57 motion, indicating when its power is spent.
Whether or not choosing the black rubber strap or stainless-steel bracelet, each variations of the watch include a micro-adjustable diving clasp for securing excessive of heavy diving gear. In addition to a motion regulated to Precision Certification commonplace, E. C. Andersson has additionally restricted the manufacturing of the Calypso Denise Date watch. Though geared in direction of skilled and beginner divers, its compact design and legible dial are options that may be utilized each offshore and on dry land.
Availability & Worth
The E. C. Andersson Calypso Denise Date will probably be restricted to 105 items and is now out there for orders, at this page. They are going to be delivered in October 2020. The ultimate retail worth will probably be EUR 1,120 on rubber strap and EUR 1,200 on metal bracelet. Nonetheless, the value is now decrease (at EUR 870 on the time of publishing), because the nearer the model will get to the ultimate watch, the upper the value will probably be.
Extra particulars at www.ecandersson.com.