Switzerland has 48 alpine peaks reaching beyond 4000 meters. That is why the Swiss brand Delma has set itself the task of creating a diver’s watch that reaches at least the equivalent depth. And so the new Delma Blue Shark III is stronger and more resistant than all others that came before.
Diver’s watches emerged along with recreational diving in the 1960s and have steadily gained popularity ever since. But to date, there are only a few models designed specifically for deep-sea exploration. These include watches from the Delma Blue Shark collection. And with the Blue Shark III, the manufacturer is adding a new third-generation model to this collection with an exceptional water resistance of 4000 metres.
For a real diver’s watch, the specifications are as strict as they are demanding, and the Blue Shark III delivers them all. This watch is equipped with a clearly legible dial and a unidirectional rotating bezel that utilizes key indicators for managing dive times. In addition, there are naturally luminous numerals and indexes to ensure perfect readability even in the dark, a reliable automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and a helium valve that gradually releases trapped gas, guaranteeing the watch’s water-resistance as well as the diver’s safety.
Designed to meet the ultimate requirements of professionals, the Blue Shark III is intended primarily for connoisseurs, collectors and experienced divers. However, this state-of-the-art instrument is also a functional timepiece that meets all the demands of everyday life. If you can deal with its size.
With a diameter of 47 mm, a height of 18.5 mm and a weight of 295 g, the Blue Shark III is a monster at the wrist. You have to like that in everyday life – and maybe a big part of that is to also have the wrist for it.
Delma offers the Blue Shark III in various colours – including a blue dial and black bezel – but also in a stunning, eye-catching orange. The hands circling the dial are equipped with plenty of lume which makes them easy to read, even in the dark. At 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, the manufacturer opted for Arabic numerals; the date window is placed at 3 o’clock.
This diver’s watch is powered by an automatic movement; the ETA 2824-2. It operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve of 38 hours.
Each version of the Delma Blue Shark III is limited to 500 pieces.