The Rama Swiss Watch company has recently introduced a new version of its RSW Consort (Ref. 6140.BS.L5.5.D1) ladies timepiece.
I am not familiar with RSW and its, well, legacy when it comes to watchmaking, but I have to state two things before going further with this brief review.
First of all, the pics don’t do this timekeeper any justice. While not a piece you would want to put into a museum of modern art, it is still a well-designed accessory although it has its share of minor annoyances.
The second thing is the price. For some $1500 (depending on your market), it looks a bit pricey for a timepiece that is powered by a quartz mechanism and is manufactured by a rather obscure brand.
As it is often the case with this sort of timekeepers, RSW goes into details regarding neither its technical specification nor its name. The only thing we know is that the movement is made in Switzerland and probably belongs to that rapidly growing throw-away kind that, judging by the look of its case back cover, will need you to visit your local service station even for such a simple task as replacing the battery.
This somehow reduces the value of the timekeeper if you are all into mechanical manufacture-made calibers. However, if you treat a watch more like an accessory rather than a complex gadget and value precision of a quartz mechanism more than the technical refinement of a mechanical movement, then this must not be an issue.
Like the rest of the members of this elegant series, the Consort comes in an oval-shaped stainless steel case.
With a major diameter of 40 mm, the RWS Consort‘s case takes a lot of real estate on a normal wrist. However, being slim, the case doesn’t look bulky (although the oversized setting crown could have been a tad smaller.)
While the Consort is mechanically simple, it is still a pleasure to look at. Mainly, thanks to its art-deco-styled grey and white dial that features a well-done subsidiary seconds display.
A finely crafted bezel set with 62 diamonds that together tip the scales at 0.65 carat finishes the picture.
Build quality: 4.5/5
Overall Legibility: 4/5
Nighttime Legibility: 1/5
Value for money: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
See also: Hublot Big Bang 38 mm Ladies
RSW Consort (Ref. 6140.BS.L5.5.D1) specification
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Power reserve: A couple of years
Case: Stainless steel
Bezel: Stainless steel, set with 62 diamonds
Size: 40.00 mm
Dial: White and grey
Hands: Steel, dauphine-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: White leather strap with double security buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective