In the 1940s, frogmen performing underwater operations typically wore on their wrists three types of instruments - compass, wristwatch and depth gauge.
Much has been said and done about the watch but in 2019, Gruppo Gamma took inspiration from the depth gauge instead. Using a jumping hour complication, the Nexus has risen to become an iconic tool watch.
The Nexus concept and renders were publicly unveiled in March 2019, and the prototypes were showcased in September 2019.
Highlights Modelled after vintage depth gauges used by frogmen in underwater operations. Clever use of jumping hours, resulting in one of the most iconic timepieces in its genre. Go back in time with aged steel, or Damascus steel and stainless steel options.
Technical Specifications Case: Diameter 44mm, lug-to-lug 52mm, lug width 22mm, height 15.5mm, weight 110g with strap Crystal: Sapphire, top hat, anti-reflective Water resistance: 100m/ 330ft Movement: Miyota 8215 with customised module and rotor, 21600bph, power reserve 36h, automatic and hand-windable, accuracy -20 to +40 s/day Dial: Black bottom layer, gunmetal upper layer and black hour wheel, markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova Hand: Gold color, filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova Strap: Toscano series, leather, tan, length 125/75mm with end link installed Accessories: Gruppo Gamma multi-purpose strap changing tool, travel pouch