Introducing Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering El Alamein
Let me please introduce you to the Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering El Alamein ! The first thing to note about this timepiece is its name; forget about the TCM acronym and move back to the very origins, think about the name that links this brand to its Italian roots, Terra ( Earth ), Cielo ( Sky ) and Mare ( Sea .) Undoubtly this is a strong sign of courage and coherence that remarks the Italian origins of a timepiece and it comes in a particular time of our lives when manufacturers tend to shorten names up so that they fit an international communication logic.
The manufacturer has gone back to that innovative idea and has further developed it by creating the new Orienteering , timewise, the Terra Cielo Mare Orienteering El Alamein is the second version of this particular timepiece. The original case appeared a bit trivial-looking at first sight, it had been produced by the former management of the brand and has now been replaced by a titanium – made case that sports the most-outstanding feature of the best piece of the brand: the Tazzoli ‘s crown located at 2 o’clock. It doesn’t really matter what the function of the crown on either the Tazzoli or the Ferrarin is, the only important thing is that its location at 2 o’clock is one of Terra Cielo Mare ‘s trademarks.
The lugs and the case middle are the logic fusion between a Sorci Verdi chrono and a Tazzoli . When you see that small step under the crown, you will immediately “ feel ” that the Orienteering is a Terra Cielo Mare Wath. The titanium – PVD – treated case seems quite a complex one, it is built up of different parts that are kept together using four feedthrough screws, the ochre-colour dial features quite a bright pantone while the black Arabic numbers have been applied on contrast. On the outer ring is a rotating disc that is used to activate the sun compass; after pairing the hour with the sun, you can then adjust it on the hour counter and you will eventually be able to locate the position of the four cardinal points in less than a minute.
The graduated disc embellishes the dial by wisely filling the void existing between the flat glass and the central part. This creative solution represents one of those stylish obstacles that many Best swiss watch brands never know how to overcome; you have a ring that shouldn’t be there, it is an empty space that nobody has placed there intentionally and no designer is ever able to fill it.
If you are one of those night explorers, Terra Cielo Mare have the perfect solution for you too. By applying a specific process to the case back, the manufacturer has created a special blue background where you can spot the North Star in the northern hemisphere and the Southern Cross in the southern hemisphere that will help you to find your way even at night.