By Ryan Walsh Known for the classic appeal and style that reflect the codes of the designer Maison whose name it bears, Salvatore Ferragamo Watches is all about elegance and sophistication. Now, the brand delves into the sport diving realm with the impressive Swiss-made 1898 Sport Watch. With this timepiece, it’s not extravagant elegance that will catch your eye, but rather the sporty looks that really jump out at you.
This timepiece is a new diving watch that easily does double duty – serving as a worthy instrument under water, and as a faithful companion on land later that night – thanks to the classic 43mm Gancino-shaped case (the icon of the brand). The Ferragamo 1898 Sport is built to withstand depths up to 200 meters and is equipped with a unidirectional aluminum bezel for worry-free tracking of dive times.
The face of the watch remains simplistic and very clean – important factors in a dive watch. The dial features luminescent hands and markers for underwater readability. The watch is powered by a Swiss-made quartz Ronda 715 movement and is finished with style details Ferragamo is known for. The watch is offered in six different versions, including stainless steel and an IP rose gold steel model with blue dial and rubber strap. Strap options include a very sturdy black caoutchouc with Ferragamo red inner layer and deployant buckle, or with a rubber strap, or single- or two-toned steel bracelet. While it doubles as a dive watch, this savvy timepiece brings urban chic to the forefront, as well—for an affordable price of $1,495.