Press Room

MONTECRISTO PROFESSIONAL THE UNDERWATER WATCH WITH A MEDITERRANEAN HEART

Consistently pursuing its strongly sporting vocation, the MONTRECRISTO watch by LOCMAN appears endowed with avant-garde technical features that guarantee an even higher level of sturdiness and water resistance.

Stemming from an in-depth research and development process conducted by the technicians and engineers or the S.I.O., the Scuola Italiana di Orologeria (Italian Watchmaking School) created in 2006, MONTECRISTO PROFESSIONAL is designed for immersion to great depths and for use in extreme sports.

Tested in real-life conditions by a team of professional divers in the waters of the Tuscan Archipelago, where LOCMAN is headquartered, and indeed actually facing the beautiful island after which it is named, MONTECRISTO PROFESSIONAL features a broad steel and titanium case guaranteed water-resistant to 120 metres thanks to a series of avant-garde protective devices for the screw-down crown, the chronograph pushpieces and the case-back secured by four screws.

MONTECRISTO PROFESSIONAL is equipped with either an elaborate mechanical self-winding movement or a quartz-driven chronograph movement. The assembly, adjustment and precision testing of this watch are performed in the LOCMAN laboratories by the technicians and master-watchmakers of the S.I.O. In developing this mechanical movement, particular attention was devoted to the making of the oscillating weight, a determining element in the efficient automatic winding of the watch: built in a “heavyweight” alloy according to a patented design and coated with a black PVD treatment, the MONTECRISTO oscillating weight ensures perfect rotation when the watch is fitted on the wrist, including during the small movements typical of daily life. The mechanism is visible through a sapphire crystal pane fitted into the case-back.

The steel unidirectional bezel for measuring dive times is notched to ensure a better grip and facilitate adjustment even under water. The eminently readable dial is topped by a flat sapphire crystal with a magnified window positioned just above the date, secured to the case by a nylon gasket. The three-bar lugs connect the case to the steel bracelet or the breathable natural silicon strap with wrist vents. Fitted with a folding clasp, the strap features a device facilitating length adjustment, which avoids the owner needing to have this operation done by a watchmaker or by the company itself.

MONTECRISTO PROFESSIONAL, whether in mechanical self-winding movement or quartz chronograph versions, is also available with an all-black case coated with a deep black thin composite ceramic film: a state-of-the-art treatment that is ultra-resistant to both shocks and wear.