On the wrist this model is 41mm wide in a brushed steel case. I love the inset red lacquer in the crown where the "M" logo is. That is a nice stylized touch. The watch case is water resistant to 30 meters. A bit low for a watch with "sport" in the name. Adding a screw down crown could easily have increase that to 50-100 meters I believe. The watch actually wears smaller than 41mm because the widest part of the case is in the middle. You'll notice that the bezel rounds in a bit, helping to create the illusion that the watch wears smaller than it is.
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The 36mm wide models are just 5, while the most expensive models go up to 0. Not sure about the aluminum models. Crystal are K1 mineral crystal and inside the watches are Swiss quartz movements. As long as Movado stays under 0 for the Bold pieces I think they will do wonderfully with these 'likely to be highly popular' watches that mix classic looks and modern fashionability smoothly.
The large crown and smaller chronograph pushers are a quirky design twist that you won' find many other places. I think it looks cool, but others might wonder about the lilliputian chrono pushers compared to the monolithic style crown. The dial is really fun by my taste. Sporty and organic, it looks like something I'd expect to claim as loot after fighting (and hopefully beating) some sophisticated space alien that challenged me in combat. The dial is three layers and incorporates some design elements from other brands in a very tasteful way that feels more like actual homage than copying. The lume-lathered leaf style hands are a breeze to read and elegant to view. Can you see a bit of Panerai in the face? I can.
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Breguet gives the watch an 18k silvered gold dial (or in rhodium black) that is deeply engraved with a number of guilloche patterns. The light blue elements for the alarm ring are a nice touch, and most of the elements on the dial are applied. Without having to read the dial, it looks really pleasant. And now starts the confusion. I've mentioned that watch is an alarm. Mechanical it works well enough. Use one of the crowns on the right side of the case to set the blue tipped alarm hand, and then use the "wave" pusher to make sure the alarm is on or off. The sound is about as good as you can get from a mechanical alarm in a case of this size and design. Meaning it is not very loud - though most aren't really. The dial has a separate power reserve indicator for the alarm (though none for the rest of the functions). So you can be sure it has enough power. That indicator is not exactly a breeze to read. In bad light, forget about seeing the little hand in it. Worse is the tiny window for the alarm function indicator. The actual disc is so deep into the movement it is like looking into a pin hole. Without the right light or angle, you have basically no way of knowing whether the alarm is on or off. I doubt that many people who have this watch are going to use the alarm much. On the dark dialed version of the watch all these legibility and ergonomic problems are compounded.
Wireless communication is powered by the button-cell battery used in small devices and watches
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Xetum Tyndall Limited Edition
Swiss automatic timepiece
Individually numbered limited edition of 100 pieces
Swiss-made ETA 2895-2 elaboree-grade automatic movement with 27 jewels
CÃ´tes de Genève rotor decoration on selected pieces
Hour, minute, and small second hand
28,800 vibrations per hour
42 hour power reserve
Polished finish 316L stainless steel case
Screw down crown
40mm diameter x 11mm thickness
10 ATM (100 meters) water resistant
DIAL AND HANDS
Carbon fiber dial
Recessed small second subdial
Super-LumiNova on 12, 3, 6, 9 hour indexes and
Sapphire front crystal with anti-reflective coating on interior of crystal
K1 hardened mineral crystal on exhibition back
STRAP AND BUCKLE
Naturally tanned leather strap with lining of Italian cork
Pushbutton-release stainless steel
Entire parts were changed, the case was polished in a new way with contrasting polishes, the caseback was changes, new straps were added. It overall feels like a totally upgraded experience and I was visibly impressed. One of the reasons for that was because it was totally unexpected. The prototype if produced was good enough, but this is a whole lot more watch for the money and I was really happy to see a small brand like Clerc put their all into the final piece.
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