The new DELMA Shell Star Titanium is an exciting evolution of the signature collection which demonstrates the power of embracing professional insights, new technology and materials. The Shell Star Titanium is light weight, robust and conspicuous, making it ideally suited for free diving and recreational pursuits. When DELMA first introduced the Shell Star in 1975 it was the brand’s first professional divers’ watch. Nearly 50 years later the Shell Star collection represents DELMA’s dedication to excellence and innovation in Swiss Made divers’ watches.
Weighing in at only 136 grams, the strength and durability of the new Shell Star are elevated thanks to titanium’s natural tenacity and corrosion resistance. Coupled with compact proportions for a divers’ watch at 41mm in diameter and just 13.6mm thick, it is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable to wear. In order to reduce the size significantly, but remain undeniably a Shell Star, each feature was carefully analyzed and reconfigured for design and clarity.
Two types of luminous, bright blue glowing Super-LumiNova BGW9 to accentuate the bezel, and neon green glowing Super-LumiNova C3 for the indexes and hands were chosen for outstanding legibility. The Shell Star’s signature spade seconds hand is streamlined to draw attention to the subtly enlarged luminous pointer.
The black scratch resistant ceramic bezel brings an additional element of durability and creates a dramatic visual effect in combination with sand textured black, blue or orange dials. The colors of the signature railway track, date window and accents were purposefully considered for each variation of the well-appointed model. Despite the smaller proportions, the new Shell Star Titanium upholds the power of the Shell Star inside and out. With water-resistance to 50 atm, the titanium case back is sealed with a transparent portal revealing the automatic movement and DELMA customized rotor in this impressive professional diver’s watch. The case and coordinating bracelet are subtly brushed to accentuate the metal’s distinctive warm grey tone.
As our divers’ watch collection has expanded and evolved over time, our engagement with our community has contributed invaluable insights. Free diver, Ocean Conservationist and DELMA ambassador Magnus Lundborg brings the value of a smaller, lighter weight watch into perspective.
“When freediving in cold and dark waters, timing is everything. Diving with the new DELMA Shell Star has been a true joy. Not only is it light weight, it is exceptionally easy to see in the murky waters of the North Atlantic. Free from the weight of a scuba tank but limited to the time of a breath, the Shell Star has quickly become a natural and important part of my diving gear.” - Magnus Lundborg
Understanding what is important in divers‘ timepieces from those who pursue the sport to the extreme continuously motivates us and informs our innovation. The Shell Star Titanium elevates a collection synonymous with DELMA’s dive watch expertise with an uplifting twist. The Shell Star Titanium is limited to 499 pieces and is available online and in select stores worldwide.
Beautiful watch! Fantastic!