Direnzo DRZ 03 Eclipse

On Your Mark, Get Set, Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse

I don’t want you to tell me that you were not warned, Direnzo is about to go live with a new model, the DRZ_03 Eclipse. Our regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Sergio Godoy Di Renzo’s creations, you can find my reviews of his debut model, the DRZ_TYPE_250F and the DRZ_02 that followed, to understand my excitement about this new watch.

With the DRZ-03, Sergio is taking iconic dive watches from the past, such as the Breguet ref. 1646, the Omega Seamaster 300 or the Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea and he adds his original signature, creating something new, a watch with a contemporary design with deep roots in the past. He has a very strong visual identity, a unique signature that he developed with the previous two models.

The main theme is the solar eclipse that is clearly visible on the dial that was built in two parts, an inner matt disc and a sunburst fumé outer circle.

Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse Grey
Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse

For this launch, you can choose from two colours:

  • Grey with old radium Super-LumiNova and black sapphire bezel
  • Blue with BGW9 Super-LumiNova and dark blue sapphire bezel

A third colour option is also under consideration, it will depend on how well the project is received.

Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse Blue
Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse

In the coming weeks, I will post a detailed hands-on review of the DRZ_03, in the meantime, here are the specs:

Case material 316L
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant 20atm
Diameter without crown 40mm
Lug to lug 48mm (20mm strap)
Height 12.5mm
Case-back screw down
Movement automatic: Swiss Sellita SW-200-1
Dial Matt + sunburst fumé with applied indices

The DRZ_03 Eclipse will be was launched on Kickstarter on Wednesday, February 12. To make sure you won’t miss the Early Bird price of CHF 483 (about US$494/CA$660), sign up to the mailing list on or follow Direnzo on Facebook. For the Kickstarter page, click the box below:

Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse back
Direnzo DRZ_03 Eclipse

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