The Swiss watchmaker Aerowatch has recently updated its Idylle line of quartz ladies watches with a new model that combines an elongated stainless steel body with 56 diamonds, a mother-of-pearl dial and a blue cabochon in its setting crown. While equipped with an inexpensive and relatively simple Swiss made quartz movement, the watch still looks quite attractive and may be a good choice for those looking for a timekeeper for a glamorous get-together.
Like the rest of the family, the new Aerowatch Idylle (Ref. 03952 AA01 DIA) is presented in a compact stainless steel case that measures in 35.50 mm in length and just 32 millimeters in width making the watch suitable for any wrist.
The H-shaped bezel, which is integrated with rather short horns, is adorned with 46 diamonds totaling around 0.58 carats and matched by 10 more diamonds (approximately 0.08 carats) that serve as hour markers. The styling doesn’t seem to be particularly subtle. Yet, I sort of get the appeal: there is a nice art-deco vibe around this little gadget that only needs some minor visual support from other elements of your dress to show its true potential.
To make the timepiece’s white mother-of-pearl even more appealing, the watchmaker has also decorated it with two oversized Roman numerals that are, too, crafted from stainless steel, polished and, judging by the look of them, rhodiumed to them look more like they were crafted from white gold. The baton-shaped hands also look like they were treated with the same shiny metal.
As one might have expected, there is no luminescent parts on the dial, so nighttime readability is basically nonexistent, but that doesn’t look like a design flaw here: after all, it’s primarily a dress watch that is supposed to be worn in places with adequate lighting.
According to the official specs, the watch is powered by the well-known Ronda 585 quartz caliber, which is widely used to power inexpensive ladies watches thanks to its low price and small diameter of less than 20 millimeters. Sporting only one jewel, this movement has a theoretical power reserve of more than 3 years, which is about two times less than a similarly specced ETA caliber would give you on a single cell, but still makes it a nice choice if you want a “buy and forget” timekeeper that won’t give you any headaches both in terms of maintenance and ease of use.
Build Quality: 5/5
Overall Legibility: 4/5
Nighttime Legibility: 1/5
Value for Money: n/a
Overall Rating: 4/5
Aerowatch Idylle (Ref. 03952 AA01 DIA) quartz ladies watch specification
Movement: Quartz, caliber Ronda 585, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 1
Movement frequency: N/A
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, date
Power reserve: 38 months
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case, set with 46 diamonds (approx. 0.58 carats)
Crown material: Matches case, set with blue cabochon
Case shape: Rectangular
Bezel shape: H-shaped
Case size: 32.00 mm x 35.5 mm
Case height: N/A
Lug width: N/A
Dial: White mother-of-pearl
Numerals: Roman, applied
Hour markers: Applied, diamonds
Hands: Steel, baton-shaped
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: White leather strap with personalized folding clasp in steel
Crystal: Sapphire, curved
Case back: Solid, engraved