The Abyssus’ most prominent feature is, of course, the large screw-down crown at 2 o’clock: the bayonet-like mechanism is inspired by Visconti’s fountain pen caps and offers a patented system to unlock the movement, should it ever need to be removed. Compared to all those gorgeous, retro-styled new dive watches everyone fell (rightfully) in love with at Baselworld, the Visconti Abyssus is so completely over-engineered and extreme that it was nearly impossible not to play with it constantly (which could prove difficult when all the screws, bezel, and lugs are removed by a distracted owner). On a more serious note: Getting used to its overall look was a lot less difficult than expected, although the large “V” on the dial could have been smaller, or left out entirely. But that’s a matter of taste. From a more objective point of view, the four angles of the bezel make the watch resemble — a bit too closely, in my opinion — the Clerc Hydroscaph, and the use of a sharkskin strap raises some concerns: rubber straps and metal bracelets are a lot better equipped for underwater use than a part of an endangered species on a diver’s wrist. The buckle’s additional roll, however, was a nice touch.
Prices are yet to be confirmed, the manufacturer can be reached at www.visconti.it (with a lot more unconvential watches to be discovered)
I would like to receive the price and location to buy this watch .Tnks
Interesting looking piece although not my taste. The bezel does remind me of the Clerc Hydroscaph although I think the Clerc is more to my taste.
Ohhha and the lower part of the bezel looks like the teeth on my circular saw blade.
Nice dive watch. It looks great.
I agree with that comment about the camera used
Nice writeup but, for what will in all likelihood be, around a 5-10K$ watch, it looks like you used a disposable camera to take the pics.