A family-owned company since 1924, Delma has always focused on offering highly functional watches at reasonable prices. It created its first chronograph in 1946, its first racing timepiece with tachymeter in 1954, and its first dive watch in 1969. Today, Delma continues to create sporty, useful tool watches for diving, racing, and more.
A. & A. Gilomen S.A. was founded in 1924 by two brothers, Adolf and Albert Gilomen, in Lengnau, Switzerland. The first recorded appearance of the Delma logo on a pocket or wristwatch was in 1933, followed by the first chronograph in 1946. It appears in records under the name Midland and marked the beginning of Delma’s sports watch collection.
The company was renamed Delma Watch Ltd. in 1966, following a takeover by Ulrich Wüthrich & Partner. Today the company operates worldwide and is present in over 80 countries. They are known for their excellent price to performance ratio and attractive models.
Delma presented its first watch with increased water resistance in 1969 – The Periscope. This model represents the start of Delma’s diving watch tradition. Two new diving lines were introduced in 1975, the Shell Star and the Quattro, both for professional scuba divers. These stainless steel models with rotating bezels remain extremely popular still today.
The first Blue Shark I joined the collection in 2011. A genuinely exceptional diving watch with water resistance to 3000 m / 9900 ft fitted with all the latest technological advancements. By 2019 the Delma Blue Shark III emerged as one of the most robust divers’ watches on the market. A whopping water resistance to 4000 meters / 13120 ft, proving once again Delma’s dominance in the diving watch market.
Delma is still an independent company based in Lengnau, Switzerland, owned by the Leibungut family.
Delma’s diving watches exceed the normal ISO 6425 standards for professional divers’ watches. All of their models come with a screw-down crown and case back, a unidirectional bezel, and in some cases, a helium valve.
Launched in 1991, the Klondike is Delma’s signature line for men.
A sporty line for men which carries the name of the very first chronograph introduced by Delma in 1946.
The return of Delma’s first professional divers’ watch for men relaunched in 2016 equipped with a helium valve and water-resistant to 500m.
The Oceanmaster is inspired by Delma’s collaboration with the IMOCA Ocean Masters and has unique features for nautical navigation and tactical planning.
The Continental collection for men takes inspiration from Delma watches from the 60s.
The sporty Newcastle collection features chronographs for men in black or white, perfect for any athletic event.
The Blue Shark III is Delma’s ultimate diving watch for men with a water resistance of 4000 meters.
The Periscope is a diving watch collection for men based on the original Periscope from 1969, with many useful technical features.
The Cayman collection offers classic divers watches for men with a bidirectional bezel and either a world timer or 3-hand version and a choice of quartz or automatic.
The Santiago line is Delma’s most popular diving watch for both men and women, with a water resistance of 500 meters.
The Sea Star is a versatile classic dress watch that is perfect for a night on the town or a day on the beach.
The Pioneer comes in a large 45mm diameter stainless steel case in four color choices for the dial and two metal finishes for the bracelet.
The Commander collection takes its inspiration from airplane dashboards. A statement for the man looking for a daring and modern watch.
The Cordoba, a sleek dress watch, is available for both men and women and powered by a quartz movement.
The Heritage is a classic dress watch for men that is inspired by Delma’s earlier timepieces. The case is both refined and elegant with its slim indexes and sunray-brushed dial.
The Lido is the perfect formal watch for men and women with its thin case, solid dial, and linear indexes.
The Rialto is an everyday timepiece for men and women with a modern yet classic design.
The San Marino takes its name from the beautiful mountain region of San Marino. A riffled bezel and fine case complete the classic yet sporty look for both men and women.
The dial of the Cannes collection is handcrafted in different tones of mother-of-pearl and is available with or without diamonds. A sophisticated piece for the ladies.
The Elba collection is a sporty avant-garde timepiece for women with its sturdy link stainless steel bracelet and round case.
Inspired by Grenada’s beautiful colors, the timepieces in this collection are available in a choice of four different Caribbean colors with an optional diamond-set bezel.
The Marbella collection for women is available in either a stainless steel or two-tone case with a choice of 56 diamonds set on the bezel.
With their polished and classic look, the Rimini timepieces are the perfect companion for aspiring and successful women.