Divers come in all shapes and sizes. The popularity of a sub-category of slimmer, lighter and dressier divers, called “skin divers”, can be traced back to the late 1950s, up to the Quartz Crisis in the 1970s. With the Skindiver, we’ve incorporated key design cues from skin divers of times past into a modern and refined timepiece that’s immediately recognisable as a Venturo.
Sandwich dial, lancette hands, 12-3-6-9 layout and all, Venturo’s Skindiver is an evolution of Gruppo Gamma’s Mk I Divemaster, with marked improvements in refinement, accuracy, luminosity and long-term serviceability. What used to be a chunky diver has evolved into a more versatile tool, with all the characteristics that made skin divers popular.
Our slimmest diver ever, at 12mm, despite using box-shaped sapphire crystal and two-layer sandwich dial.
Clever case design makes the watch look even slimmer than what it already is.
Thoughtful design makes bezel a joy to turn.
Smooth sweeping seconds hand with Miyota 9 series movement.
Dial glows green and blue in the dark. Even the minute markers are visible.
Custom-made date wheel ensures upright date orientation.
No-date versions do not have intermittent “ghost” crown position.
Case: 316L stainless steel, diameter 40mm, lug-to-lug 48.5mm, lug width 22mm, height 12mm
Bezel: 316L stainless steel, diameter 41mm, 120-click unidirectional, markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Crystal: Sapphire, box shaped, anti-reflective
Water resistance: 200m/ 660ft
Movement: Miyota 9015 (date version)/ 9039 (no date version), 28,800bph, power reserve 42h, automatic and hand-windable
Dial: Matte black, markers filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Hands: Silver color hour/ minute and red seconds, filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, brushed finish, length 160/ 6.25″ – 230mm/ 9″ with watch