Damasko have released two new models—both of which share Damasko’s familiar design language, but also exhibit subtle yet significant functional differences. The brand new DS 30 is a three-hander with date (yep, you read that right—just a date rather than day-date) in a 39mm case, while the DC 80 features a central-minutes chronograph with an in-house movement. Both are unmistakably Damasko, yet both represent significant moves for the brand.
Starting with the three-hander, the DS 30 is the first offering from Damasko that keeps much of the classic Damasko styling—namely the large and legible hour indices and minute markers, bold contrasting sword hands and the familiar cross-hairs through the center of the dial. Only this time, the day-date normally sitting just beneath the Damasko name and logo on the right side of the dial is dropped, and instead only a date window next to the three o’clock index remains. While the day-date display has become something of a Damasko trademark, I doubt I am the only one who is pleased to see a date-only model.