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Dear Friends, I come back to you with this very particular watch by TCM. I think this could be something very special for any watch passionate, expecially with the Bronze Case and the special Protox treatment, that make this the first true Bronze Watch (not Bronze PVD on Stainless Steel) protected against ossidation. Also very nice is the back case with Inclinometre.

What do you think about?








TAZZOLI MARINIS AES


After the Todaro and Sciré, TCM presents theTazzoli, true homage to one of the submarines that have made the history of the 1930’s and 40’s of the last century.

Launched october 1935, The Tazzoli, without great honors, enters in service april 18th with the Spanish war. Under the command of Carlo Fecia di Cossato, also known as the Corsair of the Atlantic, the submarine later becomes one of World War II’s symbol. With the highest number of ship sinking, the Tazzoli entered history but also distinguished itself for its unique and exceptional shipwreck rescue missions. Reconverted to special transportation with the Far East, on May of 1943, it subsides in the ocean without leaving a trace.

As with every important mission, nothing is left to the case. Every little detail of the watch recalls a characteristic of the story of the submarine, starting from the inclinometer on the back case of the Tazzoli, a global exclusive that TCM dedicates to this particular model. This important instrument allows to determine the inclinations of navigating submarines. The oceanic blue has been chosen as the dial color in memory of the missions in deepest waters, where, the submarines were appositely painted of a dark blue color, contrary to the Mediterranean ones which were of a lighter shade, to uniform to the ocean floor. The hour hands have been made to resemble those of the navigation instruments. Essential to distinguish day from night, the watch reports the 24 hours on its dial while the piston of the crown system resembles the form of a release torpedo.

The case of the watch, made in bronze (Marinis Aes, in Latin), is protected with a Protox treatment employed, for the first time by TCM, to limit oxidation phenomenons while leaving unaltered the tactile sensation and beauty of the material.

The watch is furnished with two straps. One strap in elegant rolled and brushed leather for a more vintage look and a second strap in oceanic blue technical material, Lorica. The characteristic TCM Design colored stitching, that distinguish and personalize all straps of the brand, could not miss.


TAZZOLI MARINIS AES - Technical Characteristics

Movement: historic mechanic ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made automatic charge
Case: 44mm, completely hand refined, in marine bronze (highly hypoallergenic, only contains 0,3% of nickel compared to traditional bronze) with Protox* treatment
Back case: in degree 5 titanium, tightened with screws, waterproof up to 10 atmospheres, etched with the silhouette of the submarine Tazzoli and inclinometer with indication of the degrees, protected with sapphire glass
Dial: with blue oceanic bague, branded "Italian Design - Swiss Made" with 24 hours shown, laser cut sunken index numbers in bronze color, hour hands in bronze color and white superluminova
Strap: with hand refined titanium buckle, proposed in two versions: in rolled leather with oceanic blue stitching and in blue Lorica with braze colored stitching.
88 piece limited edition. Lateral plate, in correspondence to hour 9, with case number.
Price: 3350€

* TCM is the first watch brand to utilize the Protox treatment to protect from oxidation. Protox presents an optimal resistance on a daily use. In case of strong shocks, however, it could splinter leaving place to oxidation phenomenons. These phenomenons that could eventually occur make part of the antique charm of this metal, turning each watch into a one of a kind piece capable of mutating to ones body chemistry.





 

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Why this focus only on the movement?
If you are focused only on movements, go straight to a repetition minutes or to a cantiemme. Here you have something different, with unique features in manufacting of the case (it is not born in China and then Swiss Made assembled), tecnology, and matherials.

This watch has some features that are much more expensive than the movement, for example the crown-torpedo system in tytanium is, by itself, much more expensive than a standard 2824-2 movement (but this is not a standard 2824-2). Also developing a tecnology that allows a unique treatment as Protox should be very expensive. And the duble back case, one in sapphire cristal and the other in tytanium handfinished?

About the movement, this is not a standard 2824-2 ETA movement, but it is an historic movement, bought more than 30 years ago, it is complitely different from what you find today.

And...do you know that this watch was designed by the last student of Gerald Genta?

I think that this watch is a true deal, expecially compared with bronze watches by other brands.
 
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