In a matter of days, the small California-based brand will start selling yet another version of its Tyndal wrist watch. As the name implies, the new Xetum Tyndall PVD comes in the same lug-less body that now sports stealthy black PVD coating. Combined with the traditional 12h/24h scale and the instrument gauge-like design of hands and numerals, the watch that was originally designed as a hipster’s toy, now looks like a real tactical timekeeper designed with SWAT officers in mind.
Per usual, the watch features an easily readable, laconic layout. Powered by the same ETA 2895-2 (Elaboree grade version, for that matters) automatic movement, the watch offers the same functionality with a trifle oversized subsidiary seconds indicator keeping its place at 6 hours and the same small date aperture staying at 3 o’clock.
Measuring just 40 millimeters in diameter, the watch may be considered too small by some, but, for me, the size of this gadget is almost perfect, since you can wear it with almost any type of clothing without looking stupid.
At a price of $1495 that Xetum’s founder Mr. Jeff Kuo plans to charge for this watch, the black Tyndal PVD looks like a very nice choice for a person searching for a military-styled watch that stays in a class of its own.
Xetum Tyndall PVD automatic watch specification
Price: $1495 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2895-2, Elaboree grade, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 28
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 53 hours
Movement decoration: Engraved black oscillating weight
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Case material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 40.00 mm
Case height: 11.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Steel, luminous
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black naturally tanned leather strap with Italian cork lining, a black pushbutton-release stainless steel butterfly clasp with an engraved Xetum logo
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Transparent, mineral