The new Rodania Linius wrist watch brings the time-proven Swiss made movement packed inside an interesting-looking stainless steel body.
The movement in question is the good old ETA 2824-2 self-winding blank caliber.
Introduced almost 30 years ago, the movement almost instantaneously became a legend of the watchmaking world thanks to its robustness, quality and versatility.
While the standard-grade issues of the ebauche offer only an average level of accuracy, the top-graded versions of the caliber easily comply with COSC requirements and are officially certified as chronometers.
The Rodania Linius watch was presented in a somewhat bulky stainless steel case 35.50 mm in width and 50.40 mm in height.
Its black dial with sunburst effect is decorated with applied Roman numerals and black PVD treated hands.
The way the numerals are applied somewhat clutters the dial, especially in its lower half.
The effect is particularly visible between the 4 and 7 o’clock, where there is left a huge gap between the Roman numerals “IIII”, “V” and the date aperture at 6 o’clock. Perhaps, they should have made the numerals a tad smaller, giving them more room to breathe.
Also, the black hands on the black background of the dial reduce the watch’s legibility.
Rodania Linius Automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2824-2, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 40 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Rectangular
Bezel shape: Rectangular
Case size: 35.50 mm x 50.40 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black with sunburst effect
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black leather strap with folding clasp with double-pushpiece safety fastening
Case back: Mineral