Delma introduced the Cayman line in 2019 with a 1970s skin diver vibe and modern refinement. A sapphire crystal and 500-metre depth rating kept these retro pieces contemporary and very competitive, while a field-focused aesthetic followed last year. The latest Cayman Bronze adds the desirability of a bronze case and new textured dials to the field watch series, and the robustness above and below the water remains intact. It’s common for collections to simply add new dial colours to keep things fresh, but the combination of a new case material and dial designs really provides something new.
The CUSN6 bronze case maintains the dimensions of its predecessor at 42mm in diameter and 13.3mm in height. A bronze unidirectional bezel has a detailed 60-minute scale that’s great in the field and underwater, and the entire scale and marker at 12 o’clock have Super-LumiNova C3. With a depth rating of 500 metres, it’s suitable for even saturation divers, which is impressive for a relatively slim case with an exhibition case back. The sapphire crystal is domed with multiple anti-reflective coatings, while the screw-down exhibition back is stainless steel. The oversized screw-down crown is bronze and easy to use with gloves. The watch is fitted with colour-coordinating hybrid Cordura rubber straps with a bronze pin buckle and quick release levers.
Last year’s Cayman Field launched with just a black dial, but the new bronze variant has four sand textured dials in black, blue, brown and green. The layout is unchanged with large Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock with complementing indices that all have Super-LumiNova C3. The hour, minute and seconds hands have lume inserts as well. A 24-hour scale is printed within the main indices for military time and a field watch aesthetic, while a date window sits at 3 o’clock. The date has a black background on the black dial but is white on the other three. All dials are sporty and certainly versatile, and the watch can be worn for just about any occasion.
Powering the Delma Cayman Bronze is a Sellita SW200 automatic, which is the same movement from last year’s model and an alternative to the ETA 2824 (used in the original 2019 Cayman). It has 26 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour power reserve. Functions include central hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date. Seen through the exhibition caseback, it has a custom gold (coloured) rotor but is otherwise undecorated.
The new Delma Cayman Bronze Field Watch is limited to 999 pieces (all colourways included) and retails for CHF 1,390, EUR 1,490 or USD 1,650. It is available for orders from the brand’s website now.
For more information, please visit www.delma.ch.