Direnzo DRZ03 Eclipse (Blue Moon) - Swiss Made Limited Edition
The 40mm Swiss Made Direnzo DRZ03 is a 200 meter rated small run limited edition Swiss dive watch with a solid 3-link bracelet and a NATO strap included, and comes in three colors:
- Grey-Black, which we think is matched especially well with the solid link bracelet for a very dressy diver look, and where the cream markings would go very well with rich brown vintage-style leather straps too.
- Blue, with a mix of dark and light blues that is very eye catching and makes the dial pop with a bright splash of color, while remaining well balanced with a sophisticated flair.
- Burgundy Red, a rare color option which works well with both browns and reds, and can add a lot of versatility to many wardrobes by introducing a new color into a watch collection.
Why We Love This Watch
Direnzo Watches have become extremely collectible, ever since the release of the DRZ02, which was the microbrand watch of the year, and sold out incredibly quickly. Many folks who were lucky enough to bag a DRZ02 now want to add a Direnzo DRZ03 to their collection, and those that missed out last time are anxious not to miss the boat this time around. As such we think this watch is likely to be in very high demand.
The Direnzo DRZ03 Eclipse very aptly takes it's name from a solar eclipse where the moon lines up directly in front of the sun, which is then blacked out, but you can see light around the edge of the moon's silhouette emanating from the sun. The dark disc in the center of the dial represents the moon as you'd see it silhouetted from Earth and the fumé gradient from light to dark, represents the light from the sun.
The design of the dial is a clever blend of an eclipse, a homage to several vintage divers from the past such as a Breguet, and a nod to circles within circles that the DRZ02 is so well known for too: The circles within circles of the bezel containing the outer track, which contains the inner disc, with the circular logo and circular date window inside the inner disk, then the circular indices on the bezel, larger circular main indices, and even the circular lollipop on the second hand that passes exactly over the circular date window. The design is also very well balanced and shows a lot of symmetry in what is a very elegant design that makes an innovative use of color.
Spec-wise this is also a great diver, with the features you come to expect from Direnzo, such as scratch resistant sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating, Swiss Super-LumiNova lume, and a reliable Swiss automatic movement: The Sellita SW200-1. The height of the Direnzo DRZ03 Eclipse is only 12½mm, which is quite remarkable for a 200 meter rated dive watch.
Please note that some images may show the no date version of this dive watch. The Microbrand Store™ is only selling the with date version here, which includes a round date window just above the six o'clock marker. Also, this watch comes with just a 3-link bracelet and a NATO strap. Other straps shown such as leather or tropic straps are only to illustrate what this watch would look like with other straps. Thank you!
As a convenience for our customers, rather than having customers wait until the Direnzo DRZ03 Eclipse is in stock, we're now accepting pre-orders against the stock that we've already fully paid for in advance. Since we paid Direnzo prior to any backers on Kickstarter or elsewhere, we've arranged for Direnzo to ship our order to us first, before anyone else, and as always, once we receive these watches, we aim to test them and ship them on to our customers within one business day. We will be shipping all of our watch orders via an express airmail service.
We currently estimate that Direnzo will be shipping these watches to us in September 2020, and will be keeping in close contact with this watch microbrand to check on the progress. If we have any updates, we'll be sure to post them here.
Unlike Kickstarter and most other retailers, you may cancel your pre-order of this watch at any time, (right up until we package your watch to ship it to you,) and obtain a full refund. To learn more about how pre-orders work or see our other pre-order watch offerings, please visit our pre-orders page.
Direnzo are expecting to be sent the first factory batch this week, which they'll then test, package and send to us. (We've arranged to have the DRZ03s shipped to us before anyone else.) Everything looks to be on track for our September shipment.
Direnzo have received all of our watches, and have now finished tested them. We're expecting our DRZ03s to be shipped to us this week, and will post a further update once we have a tracking number.
The watches have been shipped to us today and we're actively tracking their progress. We think there may be a slight delay in receiving them as Direnzo accidentally used the wrong currency in the customs declaration and we need to fix that to pay the correct tax amount, which is substantially different. That'll typically mean a customs hold for just a few days once they arrive while we share some paperwork with customs.
- Type: Microbrand watch.
- Reference: Direnzo DRZ03 Blue “Blue Moon”.
- Limited Edition Size: 750 timepieces, with individual serial number on case back.
- Complications: Matching circular date window at 6 o'clock.
- Color Scheme: Blue with white indices (glows blue in the dark.)
- Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters / 660 feet.
- Diameter: 40mm, excluding crown.
- Lug-to-Lug Length: 48mm.
- Lug Width: 22mm.
- Height: 12½mm.
- Case: 316L marine grade stainless steel with silver colored finish with a brushed finish and polished accents on chamfered edges.
- Case Back: 316L marine grade stainless steel screw down case back.
- Dial Type: Matt central disc, sunburst fumé gradient outer track, & applied indices.
- Dial Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
- Bezel: 120 click unidirectional dive bezel with lumed markers.
- Lume: Swiss Super-Luminova C3 lume. (The brightest lume color.)
- Straps Included: 1x 20mm solid link 316L stainless steel bracelet with diver's clasp. 1x 20mm blue NATO strap with white stripe.
- Movement: 26 jewel Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic mechanical movement.
- Oscillation: High beat 28,800 BPH, (8 ticks per second.)
- Hacks: Yes.
- Hand Winds: Yes.
- Automatic Winding: Yes.
- Power Reserve: Up to 38 hours.
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years.
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