Official Retailers for Delma Watches
Tuesday - 12 January 2021
Globally acclaimed for their extraordinary diving and sports watches, Delma have focused their enterprise on one thing: quality. From high quality materials to high precision technologies, quality craftsmanship and quality control, Delma watches have delivered high-calibre, precise timekeeping instruments for over ninety years without interruption and continue to this day to astound with their stunning designs that exceed every standard of excellence.
The history of Delma watches first began in 1924 when brothers Adolf and Albert Gilomen founded Gilomen S.A. in Lengnau near Grenchen, Switzerland. However, it wasn’t until 1966, when the company was renamed Delma Watch Ltd, that the brand truly began to thrive. Located in the watchmaking capital of the world, Delma released a remarkable range of diving instruments and sports chronographs including the original Delma Periscope in 1969, their first automatic diver’s watch. Although this design did not live up to present-day standards, it started Delma’s divers’ watch tradition and continues to be a source of inspiration for some of Delma’s latest diving watch releases.
The Delma Shell Star collection is a fine example of the brand’s passions for diving and these, along with all their other divers’ watches, surpass the standard ISO 6425 for professional diving watches. They are all equipped with robust screw down crowns and screw down case back to ensure long-term resistance to water and humidity. For monitoring dive times, each Delma diving watch also features a unidirectional rotating bezel and a high functioning helium-valve to protect the inner workings from being damaged by internal over pressure. Let’s take a look at some of the Delma watch collections in more detail..
Delma Shell Star Watches
As already mentioned, the Delma Shell Star watch collection embodies the brand’s devotion to the world of diving and with a tough, masculine aesthetic, delivers exceptional reliability and functionality under water. Each Delma Shell Star watch is instantly recognisable for the vivid orange accents found within the design, most often outlining the luminous indexes on the dial. These piercing accents are paired with a choice of rubber or metal straps and transparent case backs where the automatic winding movement is displayed.
As with all divers’ pieces, Delma Shell Star watches are equipped with a characteristic unidirectional bezel with a 60 minute scale to help with timing decompression stages alongside a screw down crown and a screw down case back to assist in a water resistant rating of up to 500 metres. The Delma Shell Star Bronze Limited Edition is a favourite of ours for its solid bronze case destined to evolve and develop a unique patina over time. The bronze is paired with a choice of blue, green or brown dials for an unmissable finish.
Delma Oceanmaster Watches
One of the Swiss watch manufacturer’s most iconic sports watch collections, the Delma Oceanmaster was created in collaboration with the world’s best offshore sailors with the intention of delivering inspirited timepieces equipped for the navigation of the open seas. The nautical inspired designs that you see today draw inspiration from the first edition Delma Oceanmaster released in 2016, a result of their partnership with the IMOCA Ocean Masters as the Official Timekeeper of the 2016 Transat New York to Vendée Race.
The collection has grown wonderfully since and now provides sporty aesthetics, nautical features and professional diving standards for skippers and ocean explorers. The bezel of each Delma Oceanmaster watch has been carefully designed for use to masterfully time and position crossing the finish line with the tactical planner and points of sail indicators letting you chart your own course. The new Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica Limited Edition perfectly embodies the collection as it celebrates the discovery of Antarctica over 200 years ago bringing to life its icy landscape with a fresh blue dial.
Delma Santiago Watches
One of their best-selling collections, the Delma Santiago watch instantly impresses with designs suited to both men and women. Their distinctively coloured dials and luxurious metal cases looks fantastic on the wrist but also provide exceptional functionality on water with screw down crown and case backs water resistant to 500 metres and 60 minute unidirectional bezels. The 43mm cases are often paired with stainless steel bracelets or rubber straps, appealing to all kinds of discerning mariners.
Our favourite feature of Delma Santiago watches is the dial. The carbon weave pattern at its centre looks absolutely breathtaking up close and yet still delivers immaculate legibility in all lighting conditions thanks to the large Arabic numerals and geometric indices decorated in luminous coating. A favourite in all varieties, the Delma Santiago is available as an automatic 3-hand or as a quartz chronograph, GMT or quartz 3-hand.
Delma Continental Watches
Just as much a dress watch as it is a sports piece, the Delma Continental watch collection takes inspiration from Delma’s history and the timepieces they designed back in the 1960’s. Through a combination of modern finishes and vintage stylings, the Delma Continental exudes a sophistication like no other, once again demonstrating the brand’s dedication to quality and precision.
Characterized by the brushed and polished surfaces of its clean stainless steel cases and unique 7 link bracelet fitted with a butterfly clasp and pushers, Delma Continental watches are incredibly comfortable to wear feeling lightweight on the wrist while remaining luxurious in appearance. Once again, the colourful dial become the centrepiece with sunray-brushed finishing available in blue, green, silver and black adorned with two guilloche counters for small seconds and 30 minutes and a nostalgic tachymeter scale around the circumference.
As official retailers for Delma watches, you can find all their latest releases on the Jura Watches website including new divers’ pieces, limited editions, and sports watches. Get in touch with the team today for more information on Delma watches and the interest free finance and free next day delivery available.