The Calypso Denise, named after Jacques Cousteau’s famous submarine, has been the most popular collection in recent years from Scandinavia’s E.C.Andersson Watch Co. The model has been released in different versions, all of them leading up to the new Denise Date, a beautiful, all-inclusive tool watch. The company is releasing the watch with a 25 percent discount if ordered early, with the price slightly increasing by every 10 pieces sold until it reaches the listing price, which means being early is beneficial.
Even though the new Calypso Denise Date is more functionally complex than its predecessors in the collection, its appearance is more harmonious. Designed to be soothing to the eyes yet pack maximum utility: it features a “big-eye” calendar display, power-reserve indicator, timing bezel, compass feature, 200 meter water resistance, and a precision-certified automatic movement, but it’s unlikely you’d recognize all that by giving it a quick look.
The hands displaying hours and minutes are skeletonized, creating an airy and calm environment inside the watch’s face. In order to maximize legibility, however, the hands have been bead-blasted, resulting in a surface that catches light from all angles. The lume inside the tips is generously applied to ensure visibility well into the night — lasting five times longer, in fact, than that of previous Denise models.
Most importantly, E.C.Andersson Watch Co. has incorporated a calendar function for the first time in a Denise watch, which serves as a centerpiece of the dial. The calendar eye is slightly submerged to create a feeling of depth and the matte surface inside perfectly contrasts with the otherwise lacquered dial. The power-reserve indicator is seamlessly positioned to the center stem and is subtly read on the outskirts of the calendar. In order to not be mistaken for the hour hand, its pointer has been colored red, with a polished frame.
The bezel, which is made of ceramic and luminous-coated, offers timing capabilities as well as a handy compass function that blends perfectly with the overall design when you’re not using it. Another big difference from previous models is the new micro-adjustable diving clasp that comes fitted to either a bead-blasted steel bracelet or a rubber strap. E.C.Andersson Watch Co. promises the same warranty on its new clasp (3 years), as on the watch itself.
The Calypso Denise Date is in all regards a meticulously designed watch, meant to deal with any hardship a varied lifestyle may throw at it, and the perfect flagship to complete the collection. It starts at $690 which is 25 percent off the final price. Order quickly, though, as the price increases per every 10th order. Visit: ecandersson.com