The Swiss watch maker DELMA presents Continental, a new timepiece inspired by the brand’s Bi-compax chronographs launched in the 1960s.

With this reissue, the independent Swiss brand celebrates a time when technical progress was to ensure peace and prosperity for new generations. Characterized by optimism, the 1960s saw numerous technological innovations and bold designs that have become iconic.

Its case, defined by the clear lines and edges, combined with the interplay of brushed and polished surfaces, lends the Continental a sporty yet elegant look, typical of the 60’s.

The unique 7 link bracelet is appointed with a brushed top surface and polished flanks. Completed with a butterfly clasp with pushers, it creates a luxurious appearance which is also light weight and comfortable to wear.

The elegant sunray-brushed dial is harmoniously in balance with its two guilloche counters, the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and its date window at 6 o’clock.

The applied indexes with luminous markers, the Tachymeter and red central seconds hand complete the nostalgic look while the classic crown and chronograph pushers enhance precision and style.

The Continental is available in the classic panda and reversed panda options as well as in vibrant blue, green and brown with silver counters.

The Continental is powered by a customized automatic Bicompax Sellita SW510 movement or a quartz Ronda Z50 movement.

Technical details

Model: DELMA Continental

42mm stainless steel or two-tone yellow gold PVD case with polished and brushed surfaces
Domed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 100m / 330ft

Sunray-brushed dial with two guilloche-pattern counters (small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minutes at 3 o’clock), tachymeter, central hour, minute and red seconds hands
Indexes, hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova
Date window at 6 o’clock
Available with blue, brown, green,silver or black dial

Automatic version with Sellita SW510 Bicompax chronograph movement with date
The transparent background of the automatic version reveals the decorated movement and the personalized rotor
Quartz version with Ronda Z50 chronograph movement

Luxurious seven link bracelet in stainless steel or two-tone yellow gold PVD)

Automatic version with natural wooden box, quartz version with custom blue DELMA case

Retail prices
– Automatic version in stainless steel (CHF 2600 / EUR 2800) or two-tone yellow gold PVD (CHF 2700 / EUR 2900)
– Quartz version in stainless steel (CHF 750 / EUR 850) or two-tone yellow gold PVD  (CHF 850 / EUR 950)