LOCMAN PRESENTS "ISOLA D’ELBA"
Legend has it that one spring morning Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty and Love, was awakened suddenly by her father, Zeus. In the rush, the Goddess lost seven gems from her splendid necklace, which fell into the Mediterranean Sea and became the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.
The gem at the centre of Aphrodite’s necklace became Elba, the island set in the bluest sea, and which continues to flaunt the dazzling beauty of its divine origins. There really are places where the Spirit of Life is more intensely felt and inspires our soul more dee- ply. Perhaps this is why LOCMAN chose to found its company headquarters on the island of Elba, in Tuscany, and dedicate its new collection to this special island. A collection designed for those who want to live in tune with nature, enjoying the highest standards.
The Isola d’Elba timepiece is stylish and reliable, guaranteeing exceptional technical performance. The steel and titanium case is broad and sturdy, produced to the same technical specifications as the Aviatore, the iconic collection that LOCMAN produces in partner- ship with the Italian air force. Like Aviatore, the Isola d’Elba model vaunts a technical excellence that has now been further upgraded and enhanced.
Thanks to a new seal design, water resistance has been increased from five to ten atmospheres. An elegant steel bezel engraved with the chronograph minutes in Arabic numerals frames the dial, thus optimizing readability. In addition to the central chronograph sweep-seconds hand, the Isola d’Elba features three small subdials: a 30-minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock; running seconds at 3 o’clock; and tenths of a second at 6 o’clock.
The latter hand is activated by starting the chronograph and stops after 30 seconds, thereby ensuring the right level of energy saving, et without interrupting measurement. In point of fact, when the chronograph stop button is pressed, the tenths-of-a-second hand will stop at the tenth actually calculated.
The Isola d’Elba quartz chronograph movement also offers a split-time function for calculating inter- mediate times, for example when measuring two actions that start together but proceed over different timespans. Positioned just below the 12 o’clock, the large date function is now even more visible thanks to a slim metal frame. A small Isola d’Elba logo is printed between 7 o’clock and 5 o’clock. The case is fitted with a titanium screw-down back and teamed with a broad, padded natural leather strap with contrasting stitching.The watch is also available with a stainless steel bracelet or a breathable hypoallergenic silicon strap.