Venturo, the sister brand of Gruppo Gamma, presents their new timepiece Skindiver.
The brand Venturo made its debut with the Field Watch #1, a military styled timepiece. This year, responding to the growing demand of vintage styled dive watches, the brand is launching a rugged yet versatile skin diver model.
The term skindiver refers to a sub-category of slimmer, lighter and dressier divers introduced in the late 1950s. Venturo incorporates key design cues from the vintage skin divers into a modern and refined timepiece.
The Venturo skindiver watch features a solid 40mm diameter and 12mm thick case made from 316L grade stainless steel. It is topped with a box-shaped sapphire crystal glass featuring AR coating.
Venturo’s Skindiver is equipped with a 120-click unidirectional diving bezel with markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova. This diving watch offers water resistance up to 200 meters. The watch houses a Miyota automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Venturo skindiver houses a matte-black sandwich dial with Arabic numbers for 12, 3, 6 and 9 and long rectangular indices for other hour markers. The dial hosts lancette styled hour and minute hands as well as a long central seconds hand in red. The hour-markers and hands are embedded with Swiss Super-LumiNova for ensuring visibility in all light conditions.
The watch comes with or without date display. In the date version, the dial hosts a small date window at 4.30h. In total, the Venturo Skindiver watch is available in three variants: one date variant and two non-date variants.
Rear side of the Venturo Skindiver watch is secured with a solid stainless steel caseback. The stainless steel bracelet of the watch features brushed surface finish.
An evolution of Gruppo Gamma’s Mk I Divemaster, Venturo’s Skindiver is with marked improvements in refinement, accuracy, luminosity and long-term serviceability. What used to be a chunky diver has evolved into a more versatile tool, with all the characteristics that made skin divers popular.
Gruppo Gamma was created in 2013. In 2019 the Venturo label was created, as a spinoff to Gruppo Gamma, because of the desire to do more and to reach out to different customer profiles. Venturo would focus more on the use of movements from Japan.
Model: Venturo Skindiver
316L stainless steel case
Lug width: 22mm
Bezel: 120-click unidirectional, markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Crystal: Sapphire, box shaped, anti-reflective
Water resistance: 200m/ 660ft
Miyota 9 series, 28,800bph, power reserve 42h, automatic and hand-wound capability
Matte black, markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Hands: Silver color hour/ minute and red seconds, filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Stainless steel bracelet, brushed finish, length 160/ 6.25″ – 230mm/ 9″ with watch