Elegant and Vintage Inspired: Delma Cayman Worldtimer

Earlier this year, watch manufacturer Delam introduced its new Cayman Worldtimer. This timepiece is undoubtedly inspired not only by the designs of times past, but also by the blue vastness of our world’s oceans. Here, were there are still entire worlds to discover and unknown adventures await those who dare to explore. Delma has dedicated this timepiece to adventurers who seek to discover the wonders of our blue planet above and below the surface. The Worldtimer enables its wearer to be connected, no matter where his explorations may take him.

Delma first introduced the Original Cayman in 2019 and is now adding the Worldtimer to this relatively new collection. All Cayman models are inspired by designs of the 1970s and are paying tribute to the manufacturer’s early diving watches. The new Cayman Worldtimer retains the aesthetic and technical qualities that Delma has already firmly anchored in the collection while offering its wearer a GMT function.
24 reference cities, one for each time zone, appoint the bidirectional riveted bezel framing the dial. They stand out clearly from the black (or blue) background and are clearly identified by a central hand adorned with a red arrow tip.
The polished and sunray-brushed dial comes in three different versions: in deep black, a handsome dark blue or lustrous silver. Before this background, the hour, minute and seconds hands are tirelessly going around in circles. Delma has not only them but also the hour markers equipped with luminous paint, so the dial is clearly legible, even at night. The index at three o’clock is replaced by a small date window.

The Cayman Worldtimer comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-brushed surfaces.
Delma offers this watch with two different movements: either an automatic calibre (the ETA 2893 with a power reserve of 50 hours) or a quartz movement (the Ronda 515.24H). Depending on the calibre, the case offers different levels of water-resistance: the Worldtimer Automatic is water-resistant up to 50 atm, the Worldtimer Quartz only up to 20 atm. The two different versions also differ considerably in price with the quartz watch being available from as little as 590€, for the automatic version the lowest price begins at 1990€.

The Cayman Worldtimer Automatic continues its retro optics in the straps: the watch is available with a milanaise bracelet in stainless steel or on a leather strap with contrasting seams in matching colours.

The Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum: Montblanc’s new World Timer

Montblanc’s latest offering is a World Timer: The Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum.
This watch has a round 41 mm by 12 mm case, which is a resonable size, considering all the information presented by the dial. The bezel is polished and the sides are brushed, as well as the curved lugs.

static.squarespace.comThe center of the dial is sapphire crystal, the continents are half dark, half light, because the 24-hour-dial on the outer perimeter rotates on multiple layers and is visible through the sapphire center, showing day and night. The spaces between the cities and corresponding hours are quite generous, so the watch appears to be rather legible. The actual time is marked by rhodium-plated dauphine hands. The different elements on the dial appear to be spot on at first glance.

Inside the Spirit Orbis Terrarum beats the automatic caliber MB29.20.

The watch is available in stainless steel or 18 carat red gold. The price for the steel version (with a leather strap) is about 5.000 €, for the red-gold version it’s about 13.900 €. For this level of aesthetic quality and in-house manufacturing this is very well-priced.