Microbrand - Veriwatch Octopus,
"Italian 'diver

The Veriwatch brand is back on the market with its most famous model, the Octopus, one of the very rare medical divers, equipped with a pulse scale.

His name is Alessandro Leali, the entrepreneur from Brescia, a great watchmaking enthusiast, who has revived the history of Veriwatch, a brand founded in 1956 by the Bari watchmaker Giulio Capezzuto and closed in the 1990s.

Production included, among others, Swiss Made chronographs and divers much appreciated by professionals, but the most famous model was undoubtedly the Octopus, a rare 1973 diver with a pulsometer scale printed on the flange, useful for monitoring heart rate.

The new Octopus has a 38 mm steel case, resistant to 20 atmospheres, with sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and Sellita SW200 automatic movement. The look is identical to the original, with the 30-pulse pulse scale printed on the flange, black dial and rotating bezel.

Two models are available: a light blue flange and two-tone black and white bezel, or a white flange and black bezel, priced at €1,050, and for both it is possible to request a version with or without a date display.

'I discovered the story of Veriwatch by chance and decided it needed to be revived, so I got in touch with the family of Giulio Capezzuto, who provided me with all the documentation of the time and granted me the use of the trademark,' says Leali.

"Of course, with today's electronic instruments, the usefulness of a medical diver is almost zero, but in an emergency, it can easily be used by the same person wearing it and even underwater," he continues.

'In the future we will certainly launch other models inspired by Giulio Capezzuto's beautiful designs, but for now we are focused on the launch of the Octopus,' Leali concluded. Website and e-commerce: www.veriwatch.it, instagram: @veriwatch1956.