Watchmaking is definitely an art that is centuries old. However, some brands have only recently begun experimenting with the use of ceramics in their timepieces. Still, ceramics has 16,000 years of history.
Tungsten is a material that only few people know well about, despite being widely employed for its peculiar properties. The name says it all: it is derived from the Swedish words “Tung Sten” meaning “heavy stone”. It is also known as “wolfram” and the mineral it is extracted from is called “wolframite”.
Throughout the twentieth century, the size of cases grew bigger and bigger, with an acceleration from the 1970s onwards. Then, the average diameter spanned between 36 and 37 mm. In the 1980s the first 38mm cases emerged, and in the following twenty years the average dimensions increased further, especially with sports and military watches. Today, 40-42mm are considered the norm, with 'oversized' cases getting close or reaching the 50mm threshold (as is the case, for example, of Breitling Superocean - 48mm and Panerai Luminor Turbillon - 50mm).
Here we are back in office after spending three days in Vicenza (northern Italy) at Vicenzaoro, the most important jewelry fair in Europe (18th to 20th of March). In particular, we participated in the VO’Clock Privè, the new exhibition formula dedicated to contemporary watchmaking. A gathering opportunity - finally, after the interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic - in which we showcased our products alongside some of the most prestigious watchmaking maisons, such as Zenith, Girard Perregaux , Bell & Ross, Corum. This is an important recognition for our entire team, for the hard work of these years.
On March, 8th 2022, our CEO Alberto Morelli has been included in theTop 100 Forbes Under 30,the special list drawn up byForbes Italiamagazine which features young Italian entrepreneurs and professionals under 30: talents who are worth keeping an eye on!
Thanks also to the Seiko NE57 movement, Redentore Power Reserve combines the harmonious proportions of the shapes typical of the Redentore line with the complexity of the mechanism (the residual charge is indicated by a hand engaged in the central shaft of the movement, a real rarity in the industry).
The purity of Palladio’s style is reflected in the perfect circle of the dial, the uninterrupted sleekness of the Sapphire glass, the shiny roof-shaped hands. The minimalist stainless-steel case and the stylish engraved case back gift this timepiece the trait of freshness.
In order to celebrate the ingenuity and pioneering spirit that have distinguished the Venetians for over 1600 years, we have chosen to call our diving watch Nereide. Equipped with an atmospheric resistance that reaches 200 meters, this model stands out within our collection for its vocation in the world of diving.