Swiss watch brand DELMA presents Oceanmaster Antarctica, a limited edition diving timepiece to celebrate the discovery of one of the most unique places on earth.
As per the recommendations of DELMA’s brand ambassador Nick Moloney, the Swiss watch brand developed a new Oceanmaster timepiece to assist him and his team on their expedition to Antarctica in February 2020 to commemorate its discovery 200 years ago.
When Antarctica’s Princess Martha Coast was first discovered on 27 January 1820, the explorers were presented with a goliath ice shelf that reached out from the frozen continent. This year Nick and his team saw a new perspective of this fragile landscape as its impressive coastline constantly evolves.
While the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is one of the most pristine places on Earth, largely unaffected by humans, the nearly 10,000 diverse species that call this unique habitat home are in danger. The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on earth. During the team’s expedition, the warmest temperature on the northern tip of Antarctica was recorded, over 20 °C.
This timepiece is available in a limited edition of 200 pieces marking the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. A portion of the proceeds of each Oceanmaster Antarctica will be donated to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) in their mission to protect the environment of the content.
Fitted with a Helium escape valve, this diving watch has a water resistance of 500 meters. The brand’s fascination with and compassion for this incredible continent is also reflected in the design of the new Oceanmaster. The cool blue dial is inspired by the colors of the ice as it meets the surrounding water while the raised texture represents the unique structure of the frozen landscape.
The special case back solidifies the watch’s connection to Antarctica with an engraved stainless steel representation of the continent. The Oceanmaster Antarctica is equipped with a tactical planner, points of sail indicators and a sturdy nautical bezel preparing it for any challenge.
The stainless steel case with crown protection and the bracelet with safety clasp complete a timepiece for explorers and nature enthusiasts who value our diverse planet.
Model: Oceanmaster Antarctica
Stainless steel case with brushed and polished surfaces (diameter 44mm, thickness 13.8mm) with unidirectional rotating nautical bezel
Screw-down crown with crown protection
Stainless steel case back with special engraving of Antarctica in commemoration of its discovery
Water resistance: 500m / 1650 ft
Helium escape valve
Protected by AR-coated sapphire crystal
Gradient blue dial with unique ice pattern, points of sail indicators and tactical planner
Large luminescent Super-LumiNova C3indexes and hands
ETA 2824 automatic movement powers the central hour, minute, and seconds hands and date at 3 o’clock. Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, frequency 28’800, 25 jewels, power reserve of 38 hours
Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet, safety clasp with pushers.
Blue Delma designed leather box
Limited edition of 200 pieces
CHF 1290.- / €1390/ USD 1450