The watchmaking Maison founded in 1924 has undergone many changes over the last hundred years, notably with the advent of new technologies and the impact of various economic and political events. Throughout its uninterrupted history, it has proven able to adapt to the market needs and consumer requirements. The Swiss brand has notably earned a reputation for manufacturing diving timepieces, a style of watch in which robustness and reliability are of paramount importance.
Ownership of the company founded by two brothers, Adolf and Albert Gilomen, passed from one family to another in 1966, when Ulrich Wüthrich took control of the company and renamed it Delma. Thirty years later, in 1996, he handed over the reins to his son-in-law, Fred Leibundgut, who is now Chairman and CEO. Delma remains a family business, with Fred at the helm and his son Andreas at his side. Although the brand has undergone changes over the years, it has always enjoyed its independence and creative freedom. It is currently based in Longeau, on the very spot where it was founded a century ago.
To celebrate this milestone, the firm has launched the 1924 Tourbillon, a timepiece with an exclusive, 100% Swiss-made movement, imbued with the brand’s DNA and respectful of its rich heritage. To achieve this, it drew on the expertise of Olivier Mory, co-founder of BCP Tourbillons in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Equipped with a variable-inertia balance, the 1924 Tourbillon offers superior precision and a comfortable 105-hour power reserve, while the calibre is meticulously decorated in keeping with the standards of Haute Horlogerie.
Framed by a 41mm stainless steel case, the sand-black dial of this anniversary timepiece features a frosted finish. The palladium hours and minutes hands enhanced with Super-LumiNova echo the applied hour-markers, creating a harmonious appearance. Fitted with a steel bracelet or calfskin strap, this 100-piece limited edition can be pre-ordered at a preferential price until 16 March.
February 01, 2024