Delma is without a doubt most famous for their diver’s watches. Since its first automatic diver’s watch in 1969, the brand has created a large portfolio of nautical timepieces to suit every taste. From sailing to deep diving models, all watches in Delma’s wide range are exceptionally crafted and benefit from the most cutting-edge technology. Below we have listed, in no particular order, our picks for the top 5 nautical Delma watches.
1. The Delma Shell Star
Delma’s Shell Star model was the brand’s first professional diver’s watch. Though modernized the model has retained the vintage aesthetic of its 1975 predecessor. The model’s vibrant orange bezel colour and detailing makes the watch easy to read underwater. It also gives the design a more contemporary tone, making it appealing to a modern audience and offsetting the retro silhouette to avoid the timepiece looking outdated. The 44 mm case and the bracelet are made of brushed stainless steel. To increase the already impressive 20 bar water-resistance, the Shell Star features a screw-down crown and case back, a helium valve and increased crown protection. The hands and the induced on the model are luminescent and there is a date aperture featured at the 3 o’clock position.
2. The Delma Santiago Automatic
The Santiago model is Delma’s most popular diver’s watch. Its classic clean silhouette combined with ultra-modern emerald green accents make this watch a statement. Both functional and appealing, this model can be worn just as easily in your day to day life as underwater. The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel. The case measures 43 mm. The green bezel and dial will add just the right pop of colour to your life. Features on the model include a unidirectional bezel and a date aperture. An exhibition case back shows off the intricate movements of the automatic mechanism. The model is water-resistant up to 500 metres. Make the transition between the everyday and what you love seamless with the Delma Santiago.
3. The Delma Oceanmaster
If you’re looking for a more sporty casual luxury experience, the Delma Oceanmaster is the right watch for you. Created for exploring the vast sea, above water, the Oceanmaster was made in collaboration with some of the world’s foremost experts on offshore sailing. The 44 mm case is made of stainless steel. The model features a vibrant blue nautical unidirectional bezel, exclusive to the Oceanmaster. Other features on the watch include a date aperture, points of sail and a tactical planner. The strap is made of genuine rubber and is in the same vibrant blue colour as the aluminium bezel. White luminescent indices and hands contrast the black dial.
4. The Delma Santiago Quartz
This model is sophisticated and bold. The 43 mm case and bracelet are made of stainless steel. Both feature yellow PVD coated detailing, which carries onto the crown and the bezel. Made from carbon, the weave texture on the blue dial adds a more stylish look to the watch. The bezel is made of anodized aluminium and is in a complementing to the gold details vibrant blue. The watch’s two-tone metal design makes it ideal to be worn as an everyday timepiece. Gold and yellow luminescent hour-markers and hands tie in the design. Features on the model include a date aperture and a uni-directional bezel.
5. The Delma Santiago GMT
The GMT model is part of Delma’s Santiago diver’s range. The model features a stainless steel case and bracelet. A dual-tone blue and black bezel adds interest to the design. The black weave textured dial is contrasted by luminescent hour markers. A unique feature for the Santiago GMT quartz model is the presence of a GMT hand and the 24-hour bezel. The model is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
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