September 4, 2013
I was the proud recipient of a recent aBlogtoWatch monthly giveaway – what a surprise…and a complete pleasure. Ariel let me know I had won the Delma Santiago Blue Shark and the watch arrived from Switzerland about a week after that email.
The watch arrived in a huge box – much larger than I expected. Upon unboxing, I understood why the packing box was so large – the maple wood presentation box is very substantive. And well finished; a preview of the quality of the watch inside.
Inside the presentation box was the Delma Santiago Blue Shark. This model is a limited edition dive watch of 500 watches per model. The Blue Shark is impressively water resistant to a depth of 3000M or 9842 feet. The Blue Shark comes with the choice of a stainless bezel or black PVD bezel.
The watch clocks in at a sizable 47mm in diameter (not including bezel), 18.5mm in height, and weighs in at a hefty 295 grams. On all accounts this is a HEFTY chunk of metal. Add in a top-grade 2824-2 movement and a sapphire crystal with underside AR coating and you have one impressive piece of wrist candy.
The watch came mounted on a hefty stainless steel bracelet with a super-solid stainless bracelet with safety clasp. The clasp is decorated with the Delma logo and a beautiful perlage. I’ve owned many a watch and found the clasp to be heads and shoulders above any other watch near the price range.