Next month at Baselworld 2011 trade show, the Italian watchmaker will present an updated version of its Glycine Lagunare L1000 automatic diving watch.
According to the company, the watch will be available with three versions of the dial: black, white and blue, which looks more like turquoise to me.
While the first two dials look nice, the blue (pictured) is the one that actually makes my heart beat faster.
Maybe, that’s because the watch comes in a rather stodgy case with most of its surfaces satin-finished and, combined with a white or black dial, the case look somewhat overweight and dull.
However, when the same case comes equipped with a turquoise dial, the watch immediately starts to feel resilient and even good-humored!
By the way, this is the first Glycine Lagunare that comes in a 44 millimeter case, which makes it 2 mm smaller than previous iterations of the diver. Being only 11.70 millimeters in height, it is also quite slim for a diving watch, which is rated for impressive 300 meters of depth.
By the way, the L1000 part of its name stands for the depth rating of 1000 feet, not meters, so do not be confused by the efforts of marketologists.
Of course, playing in the second league, Glycine lacks resources to design and produce its own in-house calibers, so it is bound to use blank movements from third-party manufacturers. However, the Italian brand offers its watches with high-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic movements that are known for their robustness, reliability and accuracy: something that any mechanical tool watch really needs.
No info on pricing and availability yet.
Glycine Lagunare L1000 (Ref. 3899.18-D9) automatic diving watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2824-2, nickel coated oscillating weight on ball bearing, decorated Cotes de Geneve, 25 jewels, 25.94 mm in diameter, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 38 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.00 mm
Lug width: 24.00 mm
Case height: 11.70 mm
Hands: Black, nickel, covered with Superluminova
Water resistance: 300 meters
Strap: Black natural rubber
Case back: Solid steel