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Jason Pitsch

Visconti Abyssus Scuba Urban Camo Hands-On

Jason Pitsch

Since 1988, Florence-based penmaker Visconti has been producing high-quality writing instruments. And after over 25 years crafting writing instruments in Florence, at Baselworld 2014, the company launched a timepiece collection to complement their assortment of fountain pens, rollers, and ball-pens. The Abyssus professional dive watch collection was the first collection, and according to the company they have, “won the approval of such professional experts as the CNS, Italy’s National Diver Centre, forging close professional ties with the centre in the development of its monobloc Scuba Abissus 3.000 mt. watch, with two patents currently pending.” We visited Visconti’s at Baselworld 2016 for the first time, and from a technical perspective, their 3000 meter dive watches were the most interesting. The Abyssus Scuba Urban Camo collection, in particular, stood out due to its rugged military aesthetic, and unique professional locking dive crown

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Visconti Opera collection and matching accessories

Italian penmaker, Visconti, recently launched a line of watches with Swiss movements, called the Opera collection. Fittingly, available alongside the watches are matching pens and cufflinks. The watches come in three variations: the Speed Boat, Silver Shadow and Roadster (available in 2 versions). Each Opera timepiece is housed in a stainless steel case measuring 42 mm in diameter by 17.10 mm thick. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds (at 3 o’clock), chronograph seconds (center), 30-minute chronograph counter (9 o’clock), 12-hour counter (6 o’clock), large visible date disc via opening at 12 o’clock. The automatic Swiss Movement beats at 4Hz has 57 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve. Watch comes on a water-resistant leather strap. Water resistance is 100 meters.

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