Teseo Tesei was the inventor of the “human torpedo,” an underwater propulsion an weapon system for Naval divers. Inspired by his unique innovations and contributions to world of diving, Spinnaker created the Tesei watches, which feature a modern design vocabulary and material palette.
The Tesei Bronze sits at the top of Spinnaker’s catalog. Featuring a solid CuSn8 bronze case, it has a particularly rustic charm. Bronze is a storied material for its nautical usage. As it oxidizes, it “patinas” changing colors in interesting ways. This is actually a protective barrier that makes it well-suited for use in salt water. It also creates a unique “aged” effect making no two watches the same. Additionally, the Tesei Bronze features a ceramic bezel insert, is Spinnaker’s only watch that is assembled in Switzerland and is powered by a Swiss automatic movement.
Inside of the Tesei Bronze is the Sellita SW 200 movement. This is a Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph.
Spinnaker is dedicated to making fun, affordable dive watches. Pulling from the history of dive watches, current trends and their own unique sensibilities, over the last few years they have created a catalog that will bring a smile to any dive watch enthusiasts face. With features like domed acrylic bezels, box sapphire crystals, bronze and titanium cases, they run the gamut in terms of materials and tech, speaking to vintage aesthetics as well as modern expectations. Inside, you’re likely to find one of many workhorse calibers, such as the Seiko NH35, proving reliable timekeeping and a solid value.