Starting tomorrow, the California-based watchmaker will begin selling its new Xetum Tyndall Limited Edition automatic watch.
The watch is coming in the young brand’s signature 40 mm x 10 mm case that features unique “lugless” design. The lugs are here, of course, but they are integrated into the back of the timekeeper’s case providing the watch with its unique look.
The design somewhat reminds me of the military-grade wrist compass from my childhood.
The watch is powered by a top grade ETA 2895-2 blank movement that features a hacking seconds function, Incabloc shock protection system and offers a standard power reserve of 42 hours.
The timekeeper’s main difference from other Xetum Tyndall watches, is the fully polished stainless steel case and carbon fiber dial that makes it look somewhat sportier.
Of course, with a dial like that, one would have justly expected the watch to be sold on a rubber or some high-tech textile strap, but no such luck. This one comes on naturally tanned black leather with a lining of Italian cork that, from where I stand, goes out of style with the rest of the design.
The watch will go on sale starting February 15, 2011 at a price of $1595. Some may complain that for an independent brand the price is too high, but I say that for a watch, which is limited to only 100 individually numbered units, the MSRP is ridiculously low.
Xetum Tyndall Limited Edition automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2895-2, elabore-grade, 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Cotes de Geneve rotor decorations on select watches
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 40.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 11.00 mm
Dial: Carbon fiber
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Naturally tanned black leather with a lining of Italian cork and a stainless steel push-button butterfly clasp with an engraved Xetum logo
Case back: Mineral, K1 hardened