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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:34 pm 
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Here are the upgrades/differences over the previous version(s) of the Marcello C. Nettuno, starting with the current N3:

Nettuno 3 ceramic (#2027):

Ceramic bezel inlay, black
Light green superluminova on markers and hands
Stainless steel case back
Non-magnetic movement cover
ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200
Helium escape valve (HEV)
New bracelet with polished center links and polished sides


Nettuno 3 crystal back (#2007B):

Also available in green dial / bezel inlay
Light green superluminova on markers and hands
Series totally sold out by April 2015


Nettuno 3 crystal back (#2007A):

Sapphire crystal back (not interchangeable with steel back version)
Milled diver extension


Nettuno 3 (#2007):

300m WR
Thicker caseback and crystal
Thicker (more aggressive looking) bezel, easier to grip
Total 12mm thick now
Improved luminous material
Bracelet has 2 more removable links to fit smaller wrists
Bracelet now polished on the sides as well (similar to Tridente bracelet)


Nettuno 2 (#2006):

Winner of the "golden balance wheel" in 2003 for best watch under €500.00
Series totally sold out by April 2003
200m WR
Total 11mm thick
Solid steel bracelet, brushed on top and on the sides
Solid steel end pieces for the bracelet
Solid Deployant with foldover safety clasp
Signed safety clasp (engraved)
Signed screwdown crown
Thicker, signed caseback
Sapphire crystal with magnifier
Metal movement holder
Larger applied markers
White Super-Luminova on applied markers
Upgraded movement


Nettuno (#3253)

Also available as EPOS 3253, Bethge or with hands as Jacques Etoile
No longer in production at Marcello C.
200m WR
Total 10.8mm thick
Folded steel bracelet
Folded steel end pieces for the bracelet
Folded steel Deployant
Nylon (plastic) movement holder
Green-ish luminous material on applied markers
Smaller applied markers, more angled compared to today's markers
Smaller, unsigned crown
Mineral crystal, no magnifier


Hope this helps! :)

Matt


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:59 pm 
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Here are some examples of the #3253 private label". Note the "missing" magnifier (cyclops) over the date window.

Marcello C. #3253 ("Nettuno"):

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Epos:

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Bethge:

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Jacques Etoile:

The "original":

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Same dial, different hands:

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200m WR, Carbon Dial:

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Note the "3253" designator is still on the caseback, no SEL's...

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Matt


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