By Meor Amri Meor Ayob
At Baselworld, Gucci announced it will start producing the Gucci Dive – a divers’ watch, ISO standard 6425 certified. After the first official photos were released, I really got excited as it has all the key things that I wish for in any mechanical watch. Feast your eyes on this =>
The Dive is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is 45 mm in diameter and has a screwed caseback, stamped with a Gucci crest, and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The indicator for the 46-hour power reserve is at 5 o’clock. The small seconds are at 9 and the date window is between 1 and 2 o’clock. The skeletonized hour and minutes hands, as well as the hour markers, have luminous coating.
The engine powering this timepiece is a GP3300, a high-end automatic made by the Sowind Group.
The power reserve indicator is a very important complication that every mechanical watch should have. This is something I would continue to stress every opportunity I have. Well done Gucci! You have just gotten a convert. In addition, I must say the design of the second indicator is cool.