Gruppo Ardito G.A.W Kraken 4000m Diver Swiss Automatic Movement Grade 5 Titanium
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Buy your Gruppo Ardito Watch from an Authorized Dealer – The Sutor House – Very hard to find Original Kraken 4000m Diver with Grade 5 Titanium Case – Increasingly harder to find for sale in the pre-owned market place! The ONLY one for sale and Only at The Sutor House!!
BACKGROUND Gruppo Ardito Watches are team of talented engineers, watch enthusiasts and professional divers that first gave birth to the brand through an Italian professional scuba diving forum. They have gained a loyal following that has grown over the past 3 years to become one of the artisan dive watch brands to watch out for – producing hand-crafted divers in the same vein as brands such as: Ennebi, Kaventsmann or Vintage-VDB.
The Kraken’s case is constructed from Grade 5 Titanium and measures 46mm in diameter by 18mm thick with a 60mm overall length. Like its namesake it is a bit of a monster, and yes, 60mm l-to-l is gonna create a slight overhang but the watch looks good.
CRYSTAL the Kraken is fitted with a 7mm thick double domed Hardlex Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside.
The CASEBACK and fixed BEZEL have been securely bolted to the case with 12 Allen-screws, 6 on top and 6 underneath. The bezel is kind of like a door to a bank vault or better still a submarine hatch. It gives the watch a powerful look.
Unfortunately the Kraken etching is a little too faint to be fully appreciated. G5 Titanium is incredibly hard so a proper deep engraving would have been a little tricky but perhaps laser etching the caseback or even staining it with acid would have produced a clearer result.
QUALITY We need to remember that the Kraken has been hand-machined from one of the toughest metals that there are. This has then been given a beautiful utilitarian sand-blasted finish, so unlike the Grade 2 divers that we see covered in swirls and scratches – this G5 Ti deep sea monster is going to be tough to inflict wounds upon – in other words it’s going to hold up very well, thank you very much!
Everything from the dial, the bezel has been executed beautifully. The caseback engraving could certainly be improved upon, but it’s a minor complaint.
BRAND: Gruppo Ardito
MODEL: Kraken 4000m
MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss
CASE: Grade 5 Titanium
CROWN: Screw Down
DIAL: Black Sandwich Dial
CONDITION: Pre-Owned – As-New!
BOXES/PAPERS: Both – Everything in pictures
WATER RESISTANCE: – 4000m
STRAP/BRACELET: 2 – Original Gruppo Ardito Black leather strap with Titanium roller buckle & additional Gruppo Ardito black rubber dive strap with Gruppo Ardito titanium buckle
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