The Italian-based watch brand has recently released a new version of its last year’s Altanus Elite Chrono Sport quartz-powered chronograph watch.
Clearly designed with the famous Breitling Navitimer series of watches in mind, the new Altanus Elite Chrono Sport comes equipped with a neat-looking slide rule on the flange.
Easily operated via the notched rotating bezel, the slide rule lets you easily convert miles to kilometers and back.
Of course, the complication is here mostly for decorative purposes, since your mobile phone will probably do the calculation faster and with greater precision. However, it fits the watch nicely and certainly makes it more entertaining to look at.
Although the watch features a standard tri-compax dial layout, it is equipped with a single 30-minute chronograph counter, which is placed between 9 and 11 o’clock. The sub-dial at 12 o’clock, which is usually reserved for a 12-hour chronograph totalizer, is replaced with a simple calendar display.
The display comes courtesy of the Swiss made ISA caliber 8171-202 quartz movement.
Built on 3 jewels and featuring metal gold plating, the little engine offers a 0.2 second chronograph accuracy as well as split time functionality.
Only 25.60 mm in diameter, the movement leaves just enough dial real estate for the slide rule to live in perfect harmony with the sub-dials. Surprisingly, it doesn’t look cluttered or too big: it is just of the right size for such a large watch.
Of course, the XXL-sized timekeeper may not be for everyone, so, if you will manage to find the Elite Sport online, do yourself a favor: print the photo of the watch in its exact size and try it on your wrist. When it comes to large watches, you can never be too sure.
Altanus Elite Chrono Sport quartz chronograph watch specification
Movement: Quartz, ISA Caliber 8171-202, 3 jewels, 25.60 mm in diameter, 3.70 mm in height, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Metal gold plating
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, 30-minute chronograph
Power reserve: 57 months
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 46.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: White, Black or Blue
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with shiny inner links and double safety clasp
Case back: Solid, screw-down