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Venturo Field Watch #1

Since 2013, Singapore's Gruppo Gamma Time Instruments has built a sound reputation on large, Italian-style dive watches. Now, they have taken a new tack by launching sister brand, Venturo and a new line of field watches. 

Venturo Field Watch
Venturo hasn't abandoned its parent company's dive roots. The Field Watch #1, is fully dive-capable with 200m water resistance, a screw-down crown and case back, and bright SuperLuminova. The watch's stainless steel case is 42mm wide, 50mm long, and 14.5mm thick, which is smaller than Gruppo Gamma's usual fare, but hardly what one would call small. Inside, is a tough and reliable 24 jewel, 21.6k bph Seiko NH35A. this hacking and hand-winding automatic features a quiet, bi-directional rotor, Diashock protection, and a 41-hour power reserve. 

Venturo Field Watch

The Field Watch #1 is offered in three variants - black dial with green lume, blue dial with blue lume and cream full-lume dial. The dials are sandwich style with a healthy application of Swiss SuperLuminova on the hands, and underneath the cut-away markers on black and blue dials. Of course, the full lume dial wears its glow on the top layer. All have double-domed, anti-reflective coated sapphire crystals.

Venturo Field Watch

In true field watch fashion, a rolled canvas strap is standard and available in regular (125/75mm) or long (130/80mm) lengths. Premium leather and tropic rubber straps are optional).

Venturo Field Watch full lume

Perhaps my favorite of the three is the Singapore Watch Appreciation Group (SWAG) limited edition, of which only 88 will be produced. This variant features a case in gun metal finish, full-lume dial with Singapore's map coordinates printed in red, seconds hand tipped in red, and "1 of 88 pieces" inscribed on the case back. Very cool.

Venturo Field Watch SWAG

The Venturo is available for order now at venturowatches.com for $399 USD. 

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Venturo Field Watch wrist

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