Montecristo Chrono Auto by Italian brand Locman is an automatic chronograph developed by S.I.O., Scuola Italiana di Orologeria (Italian watchmaking school), founded in Milan by Locman as a centre for research and certification. For the movement, S.I.O. worked with DePa Swiss Movements to create a robust and reliable calibre, SIO/DPch 88, visible through the transparent caseback. The oscillating weight has a golden finish and bears the Locman Italy logo. The movement provides a power reserve of about 50 hours.
The watch is immediately eye-catching for its bright orange silicone strap and the unusual triple-bar lug design. The dial has a black enamel sunray finish, with chronograph minutes subdial at 3 o’clock, small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, no date window. The 44mm case is in AIDI 316 stainless steel, water-resistant to 100 metres, with titanium elements, and even though large and relatively thick, the curve of its lugs ensure that it sits comfortably on the wrist.
Price and availability
The Locman Montecristo Chrono Auto, reference 0514V04-00BKOSIO, is available online (www.locman.it) or from the brand’s retailers. Price €1,380.