Here is the brand new Marcello C. Diavolo Automatic, a three hand version of the Diavolo Chronograph that was released last year. I reviewed the Marcello C. Diavolo Chronograph here to my delight. Marcello C. chose to take a very different direction with the Diavolo Automatic, and the result looks very interesting and attractive similarly, but in a different manner in comparison to the original chronograph. Marcello C. obviously spent their time ensuring that the Diavolo Automatic has a distinct high-end sporty look. This particular model is in blue, with a deep blue dial and blue leather strap. Several color option swill be available.
The most notable new feature is the guilloche machine engraved dial. See the images for a closeup of the fine decoration that isn’t at all distracting. It works very well with the substantial hour indicators. Best part is how the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock hour indicators are all faceted. Never cliche, the Diavolo is an extremely well polished watch. The mirror finish makes it a grandly assertive statement on your wrist – and at about 44mm wide, people will notice. While it features the same case as the chronograph version of the Diavolo is just feels so different. The dial of the watch has been influenced by one of my favorite luxury sport watches of all time, the Roger Dubuis Easy Diver SAW K10 watch. You’ll notice the similar hour indicators. This is no accident, and Marcello C. specifically wanted to make sure it reminded people of one of the best looking diving watches out there. The difference is that while the Roger Dubuis is Swiss luxury watch priced in the many thousands of dollars – the Marcello C. Diavolo will be under $1000 (including overnight shipping).
Inside the watch is a ETA automatic 2824-2 movement visible through the sapphire caseback. A sapphire crystal is affixed to the top of the watch as well. The watch also features 200 meters of water resistance, and a screw rod for the strap as opposed to a spring bar. The crown of the Diavolo is also a high point. It is large and easy to operate, and features a luminous inlay with Marcello C.’s flying goose logo. Marcello C. has always been excellent when it comes to fit & finish, with a study weighty feel that feel put together well. . The Diavolo is a solid watch all around, and I am impressed by the unique choice of styling in the new version of the timepiece. Like I said, the price is on par with current market expectations and still represents a magic touch that leaves you wondering at how they can offer the watch at so low a price for what you get.