Ceccacci Date Chronograph (Review)

Today we are gonna take a look at my favourite brand right now. The Ceccacci. And it seems that each watch they send me in for a review is better than the last one. They really stepped up the game with this one. This is one of they’re last models from 2016 collection. Some info and history on the brand you can find here in an older post that I made.

So the first impressions taking it out of the box were quite something. I have been reviewing and selling watches that were far pricier than this one, but damn! The quality and design on this one are amazing! Best I’ve seen for a long time! The blue hour markers and hands are really something. They really give the watch that luxury feeling.

The case is made from 316L stainless steel. And god, I got to say that this is really the nicest made case I have seen to this point. The finishing is top notch. The diameter is 42mm, height is 52,5mm and thickness is 12,5mm. It wears really nice. The size and everything just goes with every wrist size. The proportions are just spot on. The outer bezel is polished, but the main case and case back is brushed. The case back is a screw on. The watch has 5ATM (50m) water resistance which is more than you need with this style of watch. This isn’t something you would wear going swimming or doing other activities. This is a dressy watch that you wear to formal events or as a daily watch but with style. Let’s keep that activity for some Seiko diver or Casio G-shock shall we? 😀

On the right side, you will find polished screw down, signed crown. Two pushers that control the chronograph functions. On top of the pushed, you will find another hidden pusher which controls the month. On the left side you will find another two hidden pushers. The upper one controls the day function. And the other one controls the date.

The dial. Oh well. It’s a lot of going on here. But I like busy dials. I once had Navitimer and damn, I wish I had it with me still. But let’s not carry away. So the dial is satin light grey finish. The outer circle is used to show date, the inner big circle is tachymeter. The hour markers and numbers are applied and blued. On the 12 o’clock you will find the Ceccacci logo and the day and month window. There are also three subdials. They are the basic chrono type. Only that the bottom subdial shows milliseconds There are four hands. And what’s interesting is that the sample they sent me in for a review has polished date hand with the moon on the end, but the one that is displayed on their website has blued date hands. So mine sample kind of is a one off or maybe the light reflects strangely in the picture on they’re website.  The hour and minute hands are polished and the second’s hand is blued.

On top of the dial sits sapphire crystal with AR coating. The movement is quartz Swiss Made Ronda 5040.F. Also another difference I saw that mine sample hasn’t got and the same watch on they’re website has is the “Swiss Made” on the bottom of the dial. Seems that mine is an earlier version. What can I say, I have the same movement on one other watch and all I can say it is working nicely for a year already.

The strap that watch came with was quite good. It is genuine Italian leather in blue with crocodile pattern. The buckle is a generic one and signed. I kind of don’t like the crocodile pattern, so I changed it to vintage suede leather strap from my good friends cheapestnatostraps.com

Overall the watch is amazing. When I got it I was stunned, blown away. Really an amazing piece for such a good price. You really should add this to your collection. Each watch has a heritage behind it and every watch is Made in Italy.


Price 435€ @ ceccacci.it

Case Ø: 42mm Stainless Steel 316L
Glass: Sapphire Anti-Reflective Crystal
Strap: Genuine Italian Leather or Milanese 316L
Movement: Quartz Swiss Made Ronda 5040.F
Water Resistant: 5atm (50m)



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