To mark its fifth anniversary, the young Swiss brand Dussert has offered its new hybrid-powered Dussert Tri Zone DW400 limited edition GMT hybrid powered wristwatch.
Frankly speaking, this is the very first time that I write about a watch from Dussert. To be even more sincere, only earlier today did I find out that such a brand exists.
Well, this is probably for the best, since my perceptions are not mudded by expensive PR campaigns or forum chatters.
And you know what? I like this watch!
The main dish, which is served here, is, of course, the watch’s “hybrid drive” system.
While the main time zone display is driven by the Soprod A10BV automatic caliber, two other time zones are powered by a pair of Swiss made ETA E01.701 quartz movements.
Each of the subsidiary displays is operated by its own pusher located at 8 and 10 o’clock. Not the best solution, I admit, but there is always a price that one must pay for owning a cool watch from not particularly expensive brand.
Like many other watches that use the A10BV caliber, this one features an “open heart” design with the balance wheel visible through an aperture at 6 o’clock.
Well, they should have replaced this “complication” with more standard, but a lot less pretentious small seconds sub-dial, or, maybe, a moon-phase indicator. It is an anniversary watch, after all.
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Dussert Tri Zone DW400 limited edition watch specification
Movement: Caliber ETA E01.701 (Quartz) AND Soprod A10BV (Automatic,) 25.60 mm in diameter, 3.60 mm in height, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, both Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, stop seconds, two time zones (GMT)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Wide tonneau
Bezel shape: Wide tonneau
Case size: No data
Lug width: No data
Case height: No data
Dial: Black carbon finish
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black leather strap
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire