DIRENZO presents its third creation, the DRZ_03 “Eclipse” Limited Edition.
Based in Geneva Switzerland, DIRENZO watches was founded in 2015 by architect and watch designer Sergio Godoy Di Renzo. The brand already conducted two successful Kickstarter campaigns respectively for its first two models.
Now launched on Kickstarter, their new timepiece, the limited edition DRZ_03 “Eclipse” is the first dive watch from DIRENZO. Boasting the brand’s characteristic design features, this timepiece pays homage to iconic models from the 60s like Breguet ref. 1646, Omega Seamaster 300 and Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea.
An eye catching design features of this watch is the eclipse effect on the dial. To do this, the dial would need to be produced in two parts; an inner matt disc and a sunburst fumé outer circle. In order to retain the 3D effect while continuing to experiment with new techniques, the brand used applied indices, thus allowing the watch’s overall height to be reduced by 0.5mm, an especially significant element for a dive watch, while at the same time allowing for a greater surface area for the Super-LumiNova paint.
The dial’s bowl shape is reminiscent of the DRZ 02, only applied more subtly to reduce distortion beneath the water. This kind of dial manufacture requires a CNC modelling process, unlike when producing a more conventional and simple flat disc.
The watch maintains the innovative arrangement of the indices of the DRZ 02; a triangle positioned at 12 o’clock and circles at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, with the option of the date positioned at 6 o’clock. The rotating bezel draws inspiration from vintage dive watches, such as the Breguet. Removing all type and providing a minimalist layout generates a clear, highly polished piece from a design standpoint, which marries perfectly with the aesthetics of the dial.
The DRZ_03 “Eclipse” watch comes in two different colours, with the optional feature of the date, positioned at 6 o’clock: Grey with old radium Super-LumiNova and black sapphire bezel and Blue with BGW9 Super-LumiNova and dark blue sapphire bezel.
The automatic movement chosen for this watch is the Swiss Sellita SW-200-1, a high quality and accurate movement with 38 hours of power reserve and a 28’800 A/h (4 Hz) frequency.
For more technical details and pricing, please visit the DIRENZO DRZ_03 “Eclipse” Limited Edition Kickstarter campaign.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Diameter without crown: 40mm
Lug to lug: 48mm (20mm strap)
Case back: screw down
Water resistant: 20atm (200 meters)
Automatic movement Sellita SW-200-1
Matt + sunburst fumé with applied indices
The watch comes with:
– Oyster style, 316L stainless steel bracelet with curved (fitted) solid end-links and diver extension clasp.
– Marine Nationale nylon strap (Parachute style).
– Optional or “stretch goal” Tropic Rubber strap.
– All production’s buckles with signed logo