Through a long period of prototyping, we obtained a PVD treatment to reach the same typical color of 18kt gold, making this variant of Nereide particularly striking and precious. We have chosen to use a PVD treatment as it is particularly resistant to shocks and scratches, and also leaves the satin finishes that characterize the Nereide case perfectly visible and unaltered.
We have reinterpreted one of the most appreciated bracelets in the world of watchmaking, perfectly adapting shapes and finishes to the Nereide case. We made several tests to obtain a high quality and ergonomic product with a double brushed and polished finish. A perfect fit on the wrist is guaranteed. In fact, this bracelet is equipped with a butterfly clasp which offers an extremely comfortable fit.
This Nereide is not only characterized by its particular color but also by many other no less important details. In fact, unlike all the other versions, the iconic dial was created by applying a special enamel finish on its surface. Through this treatment, a perfectly reflective base is obtained, a detail that further embellishes the watch.
Nereide’s hull, like that of her sister ship Nautilus, was shaped similar to a torpedo boat, designed by the well-known Curio Bernardis. Nereide was a Nautilus-class submarine in the Italian Royal Navy (Italian: Règia Marina) during World War I. It was built 1911–1913 at the navy yard at Venice and was sunk in 1915 by the Austro-Hungarian submarine U-5 under the command of Georg Ritter von Trapp.
The BK7 Crystal has exceptional physical properties, is lead-free, relatively lighter and of higher quality than other glass crystals. Its properties are: low dispersion (with Abbe numbers around 60), the low refractive index (≈1.52) and high clarity. For these reasons, after a long research and development process, we decided to produce the new inserts with Nereide bezel in this material.
Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 is a phosphorescent pigment, otherwise known as Lume, emits a Blue-Green glow in the dark (as the name suggest) when properly charged by either sunlight or artificial light. In a daylight condition, BGW9 is white in color. Compared to the much more widespread C1 pigment, the BGW9 has a relative brightness more than triple, making it the most widespread solution in the haute horlogerie.