I’ve followed the progress of Direnzo for a few years now, watching from the sides as the brand has cultivated its own distinctive combination of smokey fumé colours applied to convex dials. It would be a stretch to say that a new model would be unmistakably ‘Direnzo’, but there’s a really strong continuity from the previous DRZ 02 and DRZ 03 Eclipse through to their latest offering – the DRZ 04 Mondial.
The Mondial is a pretty sweet take on a sporty three-hander and, as is becoming par for the course in 2021, that means another sports watch with an integrated bracelet. Unlike many such watches which take heavy inspiration from the sharp case lines and lug transition of the Royal Oak, this offering from Direnzo is altogether softer. Paired with a few interesting dial colours and finishes, the result is refreshing. Today I’m taking a look of two of the colourways – crisp white and vibrant blue.