The new Blue Shark III Azores models from Delma will support the Megalodon Project in partnership with Delma’s ambassador, ocean conservationist, and photographer Magnus Lundborg. For each Blue Shark III Azores sold, Delma will contribute to the Megalodon Project and their ocean conservation efforts.
The Megalodon Project
The project takes its name from the Megalodon, which means “big tooth,” and is an extinct species of shark that lived roughly 23 to 3.6 million years ago. Starting this summer, the Megadolon Project will begin tagging sharks to learn more about the habitat of endangered sea mammals such as the Blue Shark, which live in the waters around the Azores archipelago.
The Azores is an independent region of Portugal in the mid-Atlantic and is an ideal spot for this type of research. It is a crossover point in terms of ecological and seasonal migration routes for many large sea mammals and fish, as well as a key breeding ground.
Magnus Lundborg will accompany a team of scientists studying the marine megafauna using the data from the sharks’ tag and photography. They will use their findings to educate both the government and the public about the vital role sharks play in our ecosystem.
Andreas Leibundgut, Head of Marketing at Delma, explained the importance of this partnership “The opportunity to take part in this special mission focused on sharks has not only inspired a new edition of Blue Sharks, a series of timepieces that epitomizes Delma’s commitment to diving and sea exploration, but it enables us to better understand and contribute to diving for scientific and conservation purposes. We look forward to seeing this project come to light through Magnus’ lens and sharing the experience with our audience”.
The Delma Blue Shark III Azores
Taking its inspiration from the mesmerizing colors of the Azore, the new Blue Shark III models feature textured gradient dials in a choice of either blue or green.
The Delma Blue Shark III Azores is available in a stainless steel 47 mm case with a black DLC or steel unidirectional bezel. Both versions of the Azores watch come in a unique Blue Shark box with custom tools to change your steel bracelet to a rubber strap easily. Powered by a SW200 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve, the Azores timepiece is ready for anything. The watches are equipped with a helium escape valve and a water resistance of a whopping 4000 meters!
The combination of radiant colors, sheer strength, and doing some good for the sea conservation makes the new Blue Shark III Azores the ultimate diving companion for those who love marine life.
Name your shark!
As a sponsor of the Megalodon Project, Delma will have the opportunity to tag a specific shark. And Delma fans get to choose the name of the shark. Beginning this summer, you can share your suggestions and vote on the winning name on Delma’s Facebook and Instagram channels.
The models are priced at USD 2,450 with a green dial and USD 2,550 with a blue dial. Find out more on www.delma.com
About the Author
Susanne Samuelsson is from Sweden but has lived in Switzerland for most of her life. She has spent the last 20 years working for luxury watch publications in sales and marketing. She has worked for Europa Star, Revolution, Elite Traveler,Quintessentially and The Rake. She loves wearing men’s timepieces and since she started The Watch Pages has a list as long as your arm of new watches she would love to buy!