November 7, 2007
by Ariel Adams
Marcello C watches were my first love in Swiss watches. I learned about them from a WatchTime Annual watch list talking about watches being sold that year. This was maybe in 2003. I was lucky enough to find a Marcello C Nettuno 3 on eBay for a very reasonable price. The Marcello C Tridente is a larger version of that watch with a deeper water resistance of 1000m. The fit and finish of this watch are impeccable, tantamount to that of a Rolex. It uses a ETA 2824-2 movement which is as reliable a a chronometer, but just has not been formally certified.
I have actually had my Marcello C watch be mistaken for a Rolex. The quality of the steel used, and the sheen of the finish are that good. It is hard to explain how the steel is polished. More brushed really rather than polished. Like I said, it has a sheen rather than a chrome-like shine, which is actually much more elegant. Most “shiny” watches are actually cheap plating on cheaper metal. The Marcello C uses solid steel pieces for the links and the cases. Having said that, the bracelet is very comfortable and incorporates a useful diver’s extension if you actually use it for diving, which you can.
This auction is at a very good price, and it gets my seal of approval. Check out the eBay Marcello C Tridente auction here.