Visconti Scuba Abyssus 3000M

Since its establishment in 1988, Visconti has been associated with luxurious writing instruments and accessories crafted in fine Florentine traditions. In 2013, to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2013, Visconti started making luxury wristwatches utilising the know-how and the traditional tools of Florentine watch-making.

After the successful launch of its first two models – “Solotempo” and “GMT” in its “Bridge Over Time” collection – Visconti expanded its wristwatch collection in 2014 with a professional diver’s watch, a chronograph and a show-piece in sapphire crystal with a Visconti calibre movement.

Unveiled at Baselworld 2014, the Scuba Abyssus, the brand’s first ever diving watch reflects the unparalleled creativity of Visconti’s designers and the peerless skill of its engineers.  Designed to explore the ocean depths up to 3000 meters, this dive watch was created in association with CNS, Italy’s National Diver Centre.

Dressed in a rugged monobloc case made with Grade 5 titanium, the Scuba Abyssus 3000M carries all the necessities required for a professional deep diving watch that can be carried to the extreme depths of ocean.

The bayonet-mounted crown at 2 o’clock features a patented system for unlocking from movement. The case is also fitted with a flat-convex sapphire watch glass, rotating titanium bezel with engraved time scale and micro-dot in luminescent material at 0 o’clock, with external aluminium bronze saw tooth and sliding rotation bloc at 4 o’clock. An automatic helium escape valve is poisoned at 6 o’clock to protect the timepiece from the extreme pressures during deep diving.

The two part dial: upper half is in black colour and lower part is in blue – features luminescent indexes in two colours and minutes scale with bars on inclined rehaut. Other than basic timekeeping functions, the dial also boasts a date window at 2 o’clock and Power reserve display at 11 o’clock.

The Visconti Scuba Abyssus 3000M is equipped with a Swiss made automatic movement which offers power reserve up to 42 hours. The Self winding rotor of the movement is engraved with Visconti logo.

Technical details
Model: W108 Scuba Abyssus 3000M, Titanium
Ref. 108-02-132
Limited Edition to 133 Timepieces

Movement
Visconti movement VI-AC264-02 Automatic Swiss Made, Glucydur balance wheel, 28.800 A/h; adjusted to 5 positions, average rate -5 +10 sec./day; soignée  finish,  self-winding mass with engraved Visconti logo; power reserve:  approx. 42 hours.
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm.; thickness 5.10 mm.

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds
Date window at 2 o’clock
Power reserve display at 11 o’clock

Case
Grade 5 titanium monobloc case, micro-shot blasted and satin-finished
Dimensions (approx):  diameter 45.00 mm; overall dimensions at crown 54.40 mm; height 57.90 mm; thickness 17.50 mm
Bayonet-mounted crown at 2 o’clock with patented system for unlocking from movement
Four steel lugs, satin-finished with black PVD coating
5.00 mm thick, flat-convex sapphire watch glass, rotating titanium bezel with engraved time scale and micro-dot in luminescent material at 0 o’clock, with external aluminium bronze saw tooth and sliding rotation bloc at 4 o’clock.
Automatic helium escape valve at 6 o’clock.
Waterproof to: 300 ATM.

Dial
Black/blue with shiny blue detailing, luminescent indexes in two colours, minutes scale with bars on inclined rehaut

Hands
Hands to an exclusive Visconti design
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds hand with triangle
Luminescent coating
Power reserve hand with orange varnish

Strap and clasp
In water-resistant sharkskin; exclusive Visconti satin-finish stainless steel clasp; alternatively, stainless steel PVD strap with safety clasp.

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