The facelifted Archimede SportTaucher M automatic diver comes in the same body as the previous iteration but features a new, um, more German, rotating bezel.
The Arcadia Chronograph is a nice addition to Archimede’s dressier line of “classic” timepieces. Offering a nicely proportioned, slightly oversized stainless steel body and a choice of colors for its Portuguese-style dial, the Arcadia is reasonably priced for a German-made watch that is powered by an “Elabore”-grade ETA movement.
The German brand has just presented a pair of updated versions of its dressy diver: the Archimede SportTaucher 300M Automatic.
Archimede, a privately-owned German brand that primarily specializes in making homages to historic “aviators” of the WWII-era, has finally issued a version of their signature “aviator” series in a unisex case. Till now, the collection was offered only in three sizes starting from “mere” 39 mm for the most compact Pilot M, 42 mm for the mid-size Pilot, and going all the way up to almost gigantic 45 mm for the Pilot XL. Finally, the gadget is available as a lot more compact Pilot S (ref. UA4919-A1.5D) version that comes in a tiny 36-millimeter body that is suitable both for women and men of smaller stature.
If you have a body (or at least wrists) of heroic proportions and are not willing to pay thousands of dollars for ridiculously overpriced timepieces like, say, IWC Doppelchronograph Top Gun, than you may want to check out the vintage-styled Archimede Pilot XL Automatic, which is both ruggedly-classy and, priced well below the €500 mark, surprisingly affordable.
Crafted from high-grade titanium alloy, the new Archimede Pilot T tries to solve the usual problem of an oversized timekeeper: excessive weight that sometimes makes wearing a “sporty” wristwatch an ordeal if it spends on your wrist more than the usual ten or twelve hours. Tipping the scales at just 65 grams (approximately 11 grams or about 17 percent less than its stainless steel sibling from the same collection,) this laconic “pilot” seems to be a lot more comfortable to wear while not putting an unbearable burden on your wallet.
The new Archimede Pilot H automatic pilot’s watch features an anonymous black and white dial and is equipped with an inexpensive, but extremely reliable and fairly accurate ETA 2824 automatic movement.
The German watch maker Ickler GmbH (which is better known for its more expensive Limes brand) has introduced a pair of new members to its Archimede Black Pilot series. Offering the same deliberately anonymous design as dozens of other affordable wristwatches out there that are styled after the iconic B-Uhr timekeepers immortalized by the German Luftwaffe (compare them, for example, to Steinhart Nav B-Uhr collection and it would be hard to tell the difference,) this watch attempts to win your attention combining three main factors: great Swiss Made self-winding caliber, unrivaled customization ability, and, of course, the matte-black coating that makes the watch as stealthy as a night bomber and as durable as a gun.