Mastering speed and design for a quarter of a century
The Klondike Chronograph, the twenty fifth anniversary edition of Delma’s heritage collection, was designed to make men’s hearts beat just a little bit faster. This collection highlight from the traditional Swiss brand Delma has been created with attention to detail and the highest level of technical precision.
Delma, the family-owned Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1924, has called on its long experience of traditional watchmaking expertise for the development of the Klondike Chronotec, the latest timepiece in its heritage collection. This elegant Chronograph is the ideal match for anyone whose tastes run not only to a fast-paced lifestyle but also to pleasure and great design: it is perfectly at home on a boat, in a fast car or 200 meters below the sea.
A Remarkable Milestone
First launched in 1991 as a yearly limited edition series of mechanical gold and platinum watches, the collection featured highlights such as the 1999 Klondike in 18ct white gold with a moon phase and annual calendar complication. In 2004 the Klondike collection was relaunched and as a reflection of Delma’s stronger focus on its sports collection and dive watch heritage, made available in stainless steel and automatic movements featuring Chronographs, GMT or power reserve.
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Klondike collection, Delma aimed to launch something special. A Chronograph that matches the beauty of the heritage Klondike collection and delivers the robustness of Delma’s sports watches. Inspiration was drawn from the award-winning platinum models for the development of the new case design.
The Klondike Chronotec features a 44-mm case in stainless steel or coated with PVD yellow gold, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and is available with a genuine leather strap or bracelet in partly-polished, partly-matt stainless steel. With its beautifully decorated details such as the rotor with the Geneva stripe finish, it possesses the typical elegance of a Klondike, yet delivers the robustness of a true dive watch with a water-resistance to 200 meters. The screw-in case back allows a clear view into the heart of the watch, the ETA Valjoux 7750 mechanical movement, a masterpiece of Swiss watchmaking with circular-grained bridges and blued screws. The 42-hour power reserve and the automatic winding mechanism ensure precision and a tachymeter, day/date-display and the easy-to-read, luminous-coated hands delight men who are prepared to take on any challenges life might throw at them.
Watchmaking expertise for almost 100 years
Since Delma was founded by Adolf and Albert Gilomen in Lengnau, Switzerland, it has launched a number of landmarks to great acclaim both from the public and from watchmaking experts. The symbiosis of traditional Swiss craftsmanship and contemporary design has long attracted countless quality-aware and value-conscious men and women around the globe. The pursuit of perfection and the chance to enhance watchmaking history remain the foundations on which Delma is building its future.
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