Detomaso is a German based watch company that was founded in 1993. As I mentioned in a previous review, the company has various watch models that would be perfect in a wide range of venues such as sporting environments, a night out on the town and even in the executive board room. The Matera model DT1007-C is another model that I believe is part of the Classic collection from Detomaso, which incorporates some high quality materials. The basic specification of the Matera model are: Automatic Miyota 8215, Water resistant to 120 atm, Stainless steel case, 45 mm, and a sapphire crystal at a retail price of right around $378 USD through various outlets such as Amazon.
The packaging is identical to previous packaging that I have seen from Detomaso. It is fairly simplistic in design with an outer cardboard box and an inner metal tin. The tin contains the same foam insert that conforms to the watch for ultimate protection during shipping. Warranty card and instruction books are also provided, as usual. The packaging is very protective and will keep the watch safe during shipping. However, as usual, I prefer functional packaging or something totally extreme. A nice watch roll or travel zipper case would be great for people on the go.
The watch case is 316L stainless steel coated in a PVD/Ion black coating. The finishing is evenly applied throughout the case. The case measures 45mm and a robust 48mm including the crown. The lug tip to lug tip measurement is almost 51mm, combined with a weight nearing 200 grams, and an almost 14mm thick case along with the other case specifications, the Matera will provide quite a substantial appearance on the wrist. The lugs have a slight curvature that will allow the watch to conform nicely to the wrist, which is an important aspect relating to overall comfort. The non-crown side of the case is fairly plain overall except for the Detomaso brand being engraved. I am not a huge fan of case engraving as I consider it over-branding and would much prefer a completely clean non crown side of the case. Another option would be to install a Helium Release valve with the company logo engraved, which in my opinion, would also satisfy my desire for a nice clean look to the case. The lug screws seen on each side of the case are non-functional and decorative in nature as the bracelet is attached to the case using spring bars. On the opposite side of the case is an almost 6.5mm signed, screw down crown. The crown is located at the 3 o’clock position between integrated crown guards. The crown is not oversized on this model, so the crown guards will provide excellent protection. The coin edged style of the crown allows for easy grasping and rotation. The crown has a buttery smooth action with no play or wiggle in either setting position when engaged.