You may recognize Melbourne Watch Company for their Portsea marine style watches with beautiful ceramic dials. This time; however, they are striking back with a modern style dive watch – Sorrento.
Melbourne Watch Company Sorrento, is the latest offering from this Australian micro brand. Probably the first thing you will notice about this watch is the fact that ceramic dials are back, and they are available in black, blue, and white. This three dimensional construction is a joy to look at, and being made of ceramic ensures its durability.
The Sorrento model has a well-sized stainless steel case of 42 mm in diameter, 50 mm lug to lug and 14 mm height. The case is accompanied by a 22 mm wide stainless steel bracelet with a mix of brushed and polished surfaces. Together with a flat sapphire crystal and a screw down crown, Sorrento’s case is water resistant to 200 m, which is about standard for a modern dive watch.
As I mentioned earlier, the dial of Melbourne Watch Company Sorrento is made of ceramic and has a beautiful 3D pattern of horizontal stripes. To add even more depth to the dial, MWC decided to use applied indices with steel boarders. The icing on this cake is a spectacular 3D handset with brushed and polished elements as well as a company logo on a tip of the seconds hand counterweight. All these ingredients combined create a gorgeous timepiece which you could call a great example of a dressy dive watch.
Sorrento is powered by an automatic Miyota 9015 movement, which is a standard caliber for a variety of independent watch making companies. This movement offers hacking and hand winding functions, and its work has been proven flawless my many watch enthusiasts.
Melbourne Watch Company Sorrento is currently available for pre-order on their website for $799 and the price will increase to $1099 when the watch is released in November 2016. If you are feeling lucky, you can join the giveaway on Watchuseek forums to have a chance of winning a MWC Sorrento of your choice.