Friday, December 30, 2011

Smiths Everest

Timefactors have released a new watch under the Smiths name. The new watch, PRS-25 is a tribute to the Smiths watch that went up to the top of Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. 

The new watch is different from the one that went up in 1953 (Smiths Deluxe I believe), a modern representation of the original perhaps. The watch was design from scratch and I have to say that I like the design. 

Basic specifications:

Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Case: 316L stainless steel, 40 mm diameter, 14.5 mm thick
Crystal: high dome acrylic
Movement: Miyota 9015 automatic caliber
Water resistant: 10 ATM
Price: USD 350

For more information:

The watch.

Nice high dome crystal.

I like the fact that it comes with the holes on the lugs to facilitate the bracelet removal.

The quality shows even on the bracelet which tapers from 22 mm at the lugs to 20 mm at the clasp.

The beautiful case back. 

The Miyota 9015 movement. Not sure if the rotor will have the Smiths signature. Some information on the movement:

  • 11 1/2 ligne
  • 3.9 mm thick
  • 3 hands with date
  • 28,800 a/h
  • 24 jewels
  • Automatic and hand wind (not sure about hacking)

Best of all is the lume. SuperLuminova C3 was used on the dial and hands. 

Photographs: Timefactors

1 comment:

  1. Anyone know how I can acquire one ASAP? I'm looking at upwards of US$400. Cheers, Steve (New York, NY)