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Philip Watch: It’s time for elegance and sportiness

One of the most fascinating aspects of the watchmaking world is its history. Every watch brand has its stories, and Philip Watch is no exception. (Here all our posts about Philip Watch)

It all starts in 1858 

It starts in 1858, when François Philippe, a member of the Swiss community in Naples, had the brilliant idea of combining Swiss technology with Italian creativity. It was a courageous, far-sighted decision, as it was taken at a time when the watchmaking industry was in its infancy – however, it eventually proved to be so successful that the brand has now reached an important milestone – its 165th anniversary. This prolific journey has resulted in some of the most acclaimed timepieces in watchmaking history. 

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Philip Watch and the sea

The sea has played an important role, as the brand’s roots are in a city with a long maritime connection. Stories on this subject abound – take, for example, the coral divers who descended into the depths of the Bay during the 1960s and 70s wearing timepieces by Philip Watch. In those pre-digital times the only available instrument that could be trusted to keep track of dive times was the mechanical watch.

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The reliability developed in the field, or rather in the sea, combined with an excellent quality/price ratio has enabled Philip Watch diver’s watches to carve out an impressive presence in this market sector. This is also down to the work carried out by the Morellato Group after acquiring the brand in 2006. This success also applies to the Caribe line. 

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The Caribe Diving

A mainstay of the Philip Watch Sport collection, this family of watches now sees the arrival of two new models that will enhance its sporty character. The Caribe Diving is an elegant day/date version with windows for the date and day of the week. The dial is resplendent in a sand-blasted blue that creates a pleasing contrast with the rose gold hands and indexes.

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The 42mm steel case is surmounted by a rotating rose gold PVD bezel with blue ceramic insert and relief minute track. The hour, minutes, seconds, day and date functions are powered by an automatic SW220 movement, Swiss made throughout. The watch is guaranteed water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres and features a helium release valve. The Caribe Diving is also offered in a chronograph version with a 42mm steel case and a bezel with ceramic inserts and a tachymetric scale. There are three chronograph counters on the black dial at six, nine and twelve o’clock, with a day and date window at three o’clock. The watch functions are powered by a Swiss made SW500 movement. 

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Philip Watch Caribe Sport

Also designed for sail yachting enthusiasts, the new 3H Automatic has a 42mm steel case and graduated bezel with minute indications in the first quarter segment to measure the times leading up to the start of a race. The sunray-finish dial is in an elegant sea blue colour. The hours, seconds, minutes, day and date functions are driven by a Swiss made automatic W200-I movement. The watch is water resistant to a pressure of 10 atmospheres, or 100 metres, and features a steel bracelet embellished with a dual polished/satinised finish.  

Matteo Zaccagnino

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