By John Galt
Every so often I stubble upon a new watch company that I have not heard of or seen before , normally they are a fledgling company just starting out with their debut piece or raising funds on crowd funding sites like kick-starter but Delma are different they are Swiss and are just celebrating their 90th birthday.
Dalma Watch Ltd. have had many limited edition pieces over the years since they started in 1924 including the platinum complication collection released in late nineties.
Now for their special birthday they have released a simple yet beautiful piece the Cambridge Chronometer D90.
The elegantly shaped stainless steel case is 42mm so sits nicely on the wrist, looking through the sapphire glass is an off white clean crisp dial with roman numerals at 12,3,6 and 9 .Date wheel window is between 4&5 with red triangle to show exact date. Hour markers and hands are a nice sky blue so keeping the clean look to the piece, on the dial is written 1924-2014 limited edition.
Looking through the exhibition case back you’ll see this piece beats the heart of a chronometer standard ETA 2824-2 movement for superb accuracy with a depth rating of 50m,rounded off by the ‘cote de Genève’ on the gold rotor. All finished off with a thick leather strap with white stitching and stainless steel folding clasp.
Limited to 90 pieces at cost of $2,300. For more info, please visit delma.ch
Movement: Automatic 2824-2, gold-plated rotor
Alternances: 28’800 alt/h
Power reserve: 42h
Dial: White, applied indexes with luminous
Hands: Hour and Minute with luminous, Second hand
Case & Bezel: Stainless Steel
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50 meters
Case size: 42mm
Strap: Leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
John Galt – Contributing Editor
John Galt caught the horology bug 4 years ago on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology, his favorite brands being HYT and Greubel Forsey that push the bounders of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepiece’s. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. You can follow John on Twitter @johng73 Read his articles here.