In twenty’s Bruno Bartalucci, nicknamed “Brelli”, owner of a shoe factory in Castelnuovo D’Elsa, became famous due to his special leather, that he regreased, thus making his boots particularly water-resistant.
In 1938, Brelli met Giuseppe Panerai; a working relationship and friendship was born and it would last for nearly twenty years; Bruno will provide to Royal Navy, in particular to Navy divers and raiders of the Decima Flottiglia Mas, and to the G. Panerai & Sons watch straps made of his special leather, able to resist to erosive action of salt water for long periods, for the watch that will become the legendary Luminor Panerai.
Since 1939, Euro, the eldest son of Bruno, graduated in mechanical in Florence, could enter the office projects of the Officine Galileo industry in Florence as assistant project designer, because of its strong skills for mechanical and technical drawing. Euro was soon appreciated for his work that he was also employed in assembly and maintenance operations of telemetric towers on Royal Navy warships. On asking of an Officer of The Royal Navy, Euro will build a big chronograph watch, with tachometer scale, able to well calculate the speed of the enemy ships.
Euro died in 1943, as a result of war wounds; his dream to open a precision mechanic workshop at the end of the war to build diving watches, depth gauges, and compasses, is buried with him. The name chosen for this company should have been Novecento Meccanografiche.
Fabrizio Ciampi, the sole heir of his uncle’s work, will recast the Cuoierie Meccaniche Brelli in 1982 and, after more than seventy years, resumed the project of Euro Bartolucci, founding the Novecento Meccanografiche brand name and realizing watches, intended for high-quality and technological operational departments, designed for underwater and surface units operating in the sea and not only, but especially totally made in Italy.
CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY
The clock has been subjected to all inspections required by the Novecento Meccanografiche quality control procedures in order to ensure compliance with the graphic documentation and specifications.
In particular, in addition to all the checks and tests performed on the various component parts, the clock has undergone, with favorable outcome, to a final test of the tightness at 90 bar. Documentation to prove successful completion of all inspections and tests was carried out under the supervision of the technicians of Novecento Meccanografiche.
Novecento Meccanografiche ensures that its watches are free from defects in materials or workmanship. However, the watch is covered by warranty for a period of two years, under proper and normal use.
As part of the warranty, it is free of charge repair or replacement of inefficient parts for the identified shortcoming of origin.
The warranty excludes damage caused by incorrect technical interventions and breakage due to shocks, in addition, The warranty is voided if the defects arise from a clock misuse or by abnormal dynamics or thermal stresses.