Divers’ watches are typically rugged timepieces meant to withstand the toughest elements. The best dive watches on the market today typically are defined by certain important characteristics. Essentially, a dive watch should be water resistant to at least a Diver’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating of 200 meters to 300 meters and offer additional functions or features that would be helpful underwater. Often dive watches are COSC-certified chronometers, as well, indicating their ruggedness. Other features include SuperLuminova hands and markers for underwater reading, anti-glare crystals, and ratcheted bezels.
This new watch from Zannetti — the Piranha watch—definitely has all the attributes technically speaking of a real scuba divers watch. The question is, do you really want to see a piranha on your wrist while underwater? The engraved bone dial of this watch features a hand-painted enamel piranha – with mouth open and large teeth exposed – not at all what one would expect from a dive watch. The limited edition timepiece is water resistant to 550 meters, features a steel case with automatic helium release valve and unidirectional bezel. It is equipped with a seaworthy rubber strap. The design of the watch dial was conceived of and drawn by Ricardo Zannetti and then translated by artists onto the dial.