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Delma new Continental

A CHRONOGRAPH WITH THE 60s SPIRIT

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June 2020


Delma new Continental

The new Continental is inspired by Delma’s Bicompax chronographs launched in the 1960s, from which it has retained its vintage spirit and aesthetics. With this reissue, the independent Swiss brand celebrates a time when technical progress was to ensure peace and prosperity for new generations.

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haracterized by optimism, the 1960s saw numerous technological innovations and bold designs that have become iconic. It was the rise of the automobile, a symbol of emancipation and a marker of style, that most contributed to shaping the myth of an uninhibited era where everything was possible.

Characterized by optimism, the 1960s saw numerous technological innovations and bold designs that have become iconic.

“The new Continental celebrates the spirit of the 60s, a golden age of progress and design. Inspired by Delma’s timepieces of the period, we set out to create a new Bicompax model that would complement the original with modern finishes and features that demonstrate our development and commitment to quality,” explains Andreas Leibundgut, Head of Marketing.

The Continental has inherited this pioneering spirit. Its case, defined by the clear lines and edges, combined with the interplay of brushed and polished surfaces, lends the Continental a sporty yet elegant look, typical of the 60’s. The unique 7 link bracelet is appointed with a brushed top surface and polished flanks. Completed with a butterfly clasp with pushers, it creates a luxurious appearance which is also light weight and comfortable to wear.

“We set out to create a new Bicompax model that would complement the original with modern finishes.”

The elegant sunray-brushed dial is harmoniously in balance with its two guilloche counters, the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and its date window at 6 o’clock. The applied indexes with luminous markers, the Tachymeter and red central seconds hand complete the nostalgic look while the classic crown and chronograph pushers enhance precision and style. The Continental is available in the classic panda and reversed panda options as well as in vibrant blue, green and brown with silver counters.

The Continental is powered by a customized automatic Bicompax Sellita SW510 movement or a quartz Ronda Z50 movement.

The model is available in the classic panda and reversed panda options as well as in vibrant blue, green and brown with silver counters.

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