If You’re an Antarctic Explorer, This Is the Watch to Wear

The new Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica is an icy, hardcore automatic dive watch with features for nautical exploration in the harsh waters of Antarctica.


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Summer is approaching, and that means dive watches — even if you’re stuck at home or at your desk. Swiss watchmaker Delma is among the latest brands to announce a new dive watch for 2020, and this one has a decidedly icy theme. The Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica is has an extreme depth rating, but it also includes features for nautical exploration in some of the world’s harshest climates.

Created specifically for Delma’s brand ambassador and adventurer Nick Moloney and his trip to Antarctica, this Oceanmaster’s most striking feature is its blue gradient dial. More than the dial’s color, it’s the texture that makes it unique, visually interesting, and — most importantly — highly legible against the hands.

While the Oceanmaster Antarctica’s 44mm steel case is rated water-resistant to 500m, it seems to focus just as much on above-water utility, with a nautical bezel and dial markings meant for use in nautical navigation. Powered by the popular Swiss automatic ETA 2824-2 movement, the Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica is available directly from the brand for a price of $1,450 and comes on a steel bracelet. A portion of the proceeds of each sale of the Oceanmaster Antarctica are contributed to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition’s conservation efforts.

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