The Piccard draws inspiration from the ground breaking work of Jaques Piccard, who with Don Walsh piloted the Bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 1960. From form, to story to build, the Piccard timepiece encapsulates the spirit of both men and machine of historic and contemporary deep, (very deep) sea exploration through equipment designed to test the most excruciating of conditions.
The Piccard’s case nods in the direction of a famous “bubble” lensed diver timepiece that was tested aboard the Bathyscaphe. Crafted solidly out of marine grade 316L, it is the super domed sapphire crystal lens that captures and pronounces the unmistakable silhouette of the Piccard. With 550 metres of water resistance, the Piccard features an automatically regulating helium release valve and crisply secure ceramic insert unidirectional turning bezel, minimally designed with a luminous triangle marker.
Solid, unfussy clearly legible baton shaped applied indexes are rich with Swiss Super LumiNova – enabling a bright legible readout throughout – harmonizing with the baton shaped hour and minute hands and “lollipop” seconds hand gliding across the dial face.
A Seiko built, TMI Japanese automatic NH35 movement is built into the case of the Piccard and delivers a reliable and enduring timekeeping experience.
A robust yet easy wearing solid stainless steel bracelet hugs the Piccard to the wrist with a solid deployant diver buckle for additional security.