The amazement was great among Meccaniche Veneziane fans, when the long awaited GMT model was published. The Kickstarter campaign was crowdfunded within only 30 seconds and shows, that the new Nereide GMT Dive Watch is clearly one that is being anticipated by watch collectors worldwide. The name of the watch is a tribute to the Venetian submarine called Nereide which was built in the Royal Arsenale in 1913 and commissioned to the engineer De Bernardis by the Royal Navy during the First World War. The timepiece recalls the design of WWI submarines and bears a water resistance of 200 meters. Finally our team at Watchbandit had the opportunity to get hands on a Nereide GMT Diaspro PVD, which is reviewed in this blog post.
(18 cm/7″ wrist circumference)
The Meccaniche Veneziane Nereide GMT dive watch has a nice wrist presence with its case diameter of 42 mm, yet it isn’t too large for a 18 cm / 7″ wrist. The case is made of 316L Stainless Steel and the Diaspro PVD model has an entirely black coated case. Physical Vapor Deposition describes a vacuum deposition method, which can be used to produce coatings. This makes the watch look stunning on a black strap, like our WB Original Black Canvas shown in the pictures. The watch comes in a large variety of bezel- and dial colors, like the famous “Pepsi” bezel which is on the watch in our review.
Golden indices and hands provide a great readability, even during the night. The watch features C1 Swiss Superluminova® on indices, hands and bezel-dot, seen in the lume shot below. The overall finish on the watch is great and printings on the dial are clean and good to read. The dial featured a polished Logo, that gives it a nice eye-catcher. The new generation of the Nereide GMT has a more narrow triangle on its GMT hand, which suits the hands and indices on the watch much better than a larger/broader triangle on the hands ending. The red color of the GMT hand helps the wearer to sport the set time of the second time zone quickly and without mistake.
Lume shot of the Meccaniche Veneziane Nereide GMT
Turning the watch around, the view falls through the glass case back on a beautiful mechanical movement; The automatic winding caliber MV297 is a Swiss Made mechanical luxury movement, based on a Swiss Sellita SW 330 movement with hacking seconds and a power reserve of 44 hours. The customized golden rotor is a real eye-catcher, finished with beautiful large Geneva-Stripes.
Swiss made automatic winding caliber MV297
The eye-catching golden rotor of the MV297 movement
WB Original Strap Guide
In the following we have listed some recommendations for WB Original watch straps for your Meccaniche Veneziane watch:
Two-Piece- / Single-Piece NATO Straps
Especially the “pepsi”-bezel of matches straps with red or blue colors very well. Our favorite NATO straps for this model are the Two-Piece NATO straps in Red/Blue and Blue/Sky Blue, as well as the regular NATO straps in Black/Red and Blue/Grey.
The watch comes with a vintage leather strap, so it’s perfectly designed for our WB Original leather straps. Our favorite leather straps for this model are the vintage leather in Brown and Midnight Blue, as well as the suede leather in Grey and Brown.
Which strap size does my Nereide GMT need?
The Meccaniche Veneziane Nereide GMT has a lug width of 22 mm. More about how to find out which strap size your watch needs here.
How do I change the bracelet or strap on my Meccaniche Veneziane?
To change the bracelet of your watch, you’ll need a spring bar tool with (that fits in the openings of the bracelet, when you have one with a Jubilee) for example the Bergeon 6767 spring bar tool. If you want to know, how you install a NATO strap on your watch watch read our article All you need to know about NATO straps.
- Case: Ø42 mm, PVD coated 316L Stainless Steel
- Crystal: Antireflective Domed Sapphire Glass
- Lume: C1 Swiss Superluminova®
- Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable, Enamelled Aluminium
- Water resistance: 20ATM = 200mt
- Strap: Real vintage leather Made in Italy (worn on WB Original Canvas in this blog post)
- Movement: Swiss Made CAL.MV285 (Sellita SW200)
- Beat rate: 28.800 per hour
- Hacking: Supported
- Jewel count: 25 Jewels
- Decorations: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
- Origin: Swiss Made certified