It takes a lot to make a diving watch stand out; every brand has their own version, some of which are downright iconic. Visconti however don’t seem to have had much of an issue setting themselves apart. Perhaps it’s the sharp bezels liable for weaponization, cases apt to survive the Titanic sinking on top of them or simply the unusual dial layout, but you can’t miss a Visconti diver.
That the new Pro Diver Abyssus 3000 is outrageous even by Visconti standards says a lot. As the name suggests, the watch is water resistant to a staggering 3,000m meaning you can do a lot more than just get it wet; it was after all designed in partnership with professional deep diving compoany Cooperativa Nazionale Sommozzatori. They have pretty high standards.
A lot of that resistance is thanks to the 5mm thick sapphire crystal; the rest is due to the monobloc titanium case. The Abyssus also makes ample use of bronze which, as well as being in vogue among watchmakers, also boasts ample resistance to the demanding marine environment.
The key engineering feat behind the watch is actually the least aesthetically impressive: the crown. Granted the oversized component it eye-catching, but it’s the hydraulic seals inside that allow the watch to go above and beyond most other so-called ‘divers.’
It’s not a watch that you can pull off over an after-dive drink back at the yacht club – it’s far to out-there for that – but when you really need a professional standard diving timepiece, the Pro Diver Abyssus 3000 won’t let you down.
- Water resistant to a depth of 3,000 metres
- 45mm monobloc titanium case with 5mm thick sapphire crystal
- Bronze unidirectional rotating bezel
- Oversized crown complete with hydraulic seals
- Unique, eye-catching dial
- Price: Starting from £6,750
More info at: www.visconti.it