Ennebi has introduced the Vintage Collection. Each model is strictly limited to only 33 pieces. Ennebi has used the latest engineering tecniques to combine the authenticity of vintage timepieces with the legibility principles of a diving instrument, all in a single wristwatch.
The Ennebi Fondale's history can be traced back to the 1980s. In 1985, Alessandro Bettarini created a few prototyped professional diver and presented it to the attack divers of the Italian navy for evaluation.
Among the 2 prototypes developed, the Fondale as we see here was born. Although the Fondale performed remarkably well, meeting and exceeding every requirement by the Italian Navy, the Fondale was never produced due to insufficient order.
Almost 25 years down the road, the man from the original team of Pre-Vendome engineers who engineered the 2 prototypes, Alessandro Bettarini, set up Ennebi and brought the Fondale back to life.
The Fondale Vintage is powered by a Swiss Made ETA6497 mechanical movement.
The utilitarian dial ensures time reading is optimal under any conditions. The big indices and hands are a must for diving expeditions. Unique black dial is handmade making each and every dial different. Each index and numbers are first engraved and then filled with vintaged luminous for optimal glow. Buying an Ennebi Fondale with an engraved dial is akin to buying a piece of art. They might not be perfect at times. But it adds to the overall charisma and uniqueness of the watch. A charm that no other watch can match.
On the bezel of each Fondale Vintage Sub is a handcrafted 750kt gold index resembling either a deep sea diver helmut or a skull. The micropeened Titanium Grade 5 bezel is bidirectional rotatable with 2.5 minute steps. The bezel employs a special self lockable system. Bezel can be easily removed without altering watch water-tightness.
The massive 50mm micropeened 316L stainless steel case is beadblasted throughout. A domed organic crystal tops it. All of these are engineered for 1000meters water resistance.
The stainless steel caseback is engraved with the limited edition number “xx/33” and is secured by 6 special screws.
The handmade leather straps are fixed onto the case with extra thick screw-in lug bars.
Over engineered is the only way to describe the Ennebi Fondale Vintage.
Swiss made ETA6497 mechanical handwind movement
Engraved black dial with vintage luminous. Black hands.
AISI 316L Stainless steel
AISI 316LStainless steel. Fastened by 6 special screws.
AISI 316L stainless steel. Rotating.
750kt gold handcrafted skeleton index.
Stainless steel thick "pancetta" crown
Domed organic crystal
2 X Ennebi sign Italian made leather strap with Ennebi roller buckle. Black and tan.
3,000 feet / 1,000 meters
50mm in diameter excluding crown, 18mm thick
Guaranteed 2 year