La vera ed unica storia che
racconta come sia stata progettata e
realizzata la linea Paradisi, che vede come padre fondatore
Riccardo Paradisi in parallel with his activity in the materials technology sector, designs and develops a particular Titanium component for a diver’s watch, with the aim of making the instrument structurally stronger and allowing the use of NATO straps.
This component will, then, be declined in a small series distributed worldwide and will see as users even some Navy divers, confirming the validity of the product.
Paradisi creates a machine capable of testing the resistance of watches and underwater instruments up to a water column of 4,000 meters.
These projects propel Paradisi, just 25 years old, more and more into the field of technology applied to the world of watches and industrial design.
He embarked on a project as ambitious as it was fascinating, to make a “diver” watch entirely in Italy, except for the Swiss movement.
The idea is clear from the beginning: to use materials with unique characteristics, such as Grade 5 Titanium and 904L Stainless Steel for the mechanical components, Sapphire for the glass, Aluminum and Alcantara for the watch case, fine leather for the straps.
Guaranteed water resistance must be at least 1000 meters, unidirectional bezel, mechanical self-winding movement, and the dial must offer optimal visibility in any environment. And then, the biggest design challenge: to create a watch that can be used in saturation bell diving without the aid of the helium valve.
The design will have to be a function of the technique.
All mechanical components are designed by Paradisi and made by multiple companies in Italy. The uniqueness of the realization also lies in the combination of high mechanical technology together with the high level of craftsmanship in the realization of components such as the dial and strap and in the process of satin-finishing the cases, the latter processes, all of which are performed manually by multiple craftsmen.
DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN ITALY