Saturday, August 14, 2010

More watches from Praesto

Looks like the guys at Praesto have been busy. They will be introducing a number of watches in the coming months. Lets have a look at what they will be offering. In the last quarter of this year, they will be coming out with their first dive watch. 

The dive watch will be called Dive Hard. It looks interesting. I like the orange highlights on the watch. I also like the look of the watch as it looks very industrial, strong and bold. The watch will have the following basic specifications:

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date (at 6 o'clock)
Case: 316L stainless steel, 45 mm diameter, 24 mm lug width
Movement: automatic ETA 2824-2
Crystal: sapphire (double AR coating)
Water resistant: 30 ATM
Price: USD 499

The watch (mock up).

The other watch they are working on is a dual time watch. This project will result in the Praesto GMT watch. This watch will be available in 3 different dial colours, orange, black and blue. Instead of just having the 24 hour markers, Praesto have decided to include names of cities in the 24 hour zones. So technically the watch is not a GMT watch but a World Time watch. 

It is important to note that the picture of the watch below is still WIP (work in progress) and that the cities associated to the time zones may not be correct. It is a depiction of what the watch will look like. 

Basic specifications:

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date and second time zone
Case: 316L PVD stainless steel, 45 mm diameter, 24 mm lug width
Movement: Shanghai Calibre RK4D automatic
Crystal: sapphire (double AR coating)
Water resistant: 10 ATM
Price: USD 250

Just a bit about the movement. The movement is Chinese (I believe by Shanghai Watch Corp) and has 35 jewels, with a power reserve of 42 hours. It is an automatic movement. 

The watch (mock-up).

Photographs: Praesto

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