Damasko is known for their innovation and the integration of their patented technologies into a minimal, straightforward package. The robust and hard wearing nature of their watches is something to consistently expect from the German watch manufacturer, and yet it seems that Damasko continues to fly under the radar despite the plentiful offerings they have throughout their catalog. Damasko has announced two more additions to their chronograph collection with the DC76/2 and DC86/2; subtle changes that update the previous iterations of the two paired with rugged German engineering.
With a black dial and clear cut white markers and numerals, the DC76/2 and DC86/2 are highly legible. The hour markers on the DC76/2 and DC86/2 are stubbier and no longer extend towards the center of the dial as they did on the previous models.The subdials remain in the same position with the 24 hour indicator at three, 12 hour chronograph counter at six and a running seconds register at nine. The date window between four and five o’clock houses a black date wheel with white numerals that secretly camouflages within the dial. Damasko usually opts for minimal branding, solely displaying their name and logo. This is usually enough for those who are keen on the brand as the name is enough to inform that the watch is more than capable and filled with the latest innovations. But again, Damasko is a brand that might not be known to those outside of the enthusiast community, so the extra writing on the dial in the form of “Central Minute Counter” and “Military Certified” makes the key features immediately obvious and solidifies the credibility of the watch. This is no different than when we see brands put the water resistance rating or COSC certification on the dial. Not to mention the extra writing also fills the negative space above the subdials while still keeping the simplicity of the dial. This is a refreshing look for Damasko and a subtle, but welcomed change.