Friday, August 26, 2016

DAVOSA Gentlemen Automatic (New Versions)

DAVOSA Watches’ newly reissued Gentleman Automatic series from 2012 is subtle, masculine and the ideal wristwatch for business occasions.
With its 9.8 mm height and 40 mm diameter, it disappears easily under any cuff. And when its bearer stretches out an arm and the Gentleman Automatic appears, it complements his overall appearance.
This is certainly helped by its almost entirely understated, tastefully balanced design: three straight hands, four satined statement figures and linear indices for the remaining hours, a classically round case and a simple yet elegant leather strap with a butterfly buckle.
Behind the elegant, understated design of this wristwatch is a masculine muscle pack: a particularly flat, Swiss quality mechanical SW300 movement –  known for being reliable, long-lived and low maintenance.
The Gentleman Automatic also has much to offer in terms of craftsmanship. On one hand there is the dress watch version with a silver or blue dial and steel case or a rosé plated version with a silver dial and rosé plated figures. The case has a satined middle section and a polished bezel; the crocodile grain straps are completely seamless.
On the other hand there are two new, sporty versions with a fully satined case. With a coloured seconds hand in red or blue, and colour coordinated calendar discs, this duo has been given a sporty twist, which is further underscored by the red or blue seams of the smooth leather matching straps.
The dials are decorated with a sunray finish, which lets the light move through a circle depending on the angle of incidence. The impressive water resistance of 5 ATM and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal makes the Gentleman Automatic dress watches eminently suitable for all leisure activities.
Its innovative strap changing system allows the Gentleman Automatic to be adapted to another occasion in a matter of seconds, instead of looking out of place after a change of dress. An additional strap comes with the wristwatch, which retails at 998 Euros.
Technical details
DAVOSA Gentleman Automatic

References
161.566.14 (white), 161.566.44 (blue), 161.566.94 (grey), 161.566.54 (black) and 161.566.64 (white, rose plated)

Movement
Flat Swiss quality automatic movement SW300

Case
Elaborately crafted, three-part case of stainless steel (316L) with polished bezel, back and satined mid-section; Ø 40mm; watertight up to 5ATM
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal; six-fold, screwed glass back

Dial and strap
Dial with subtle sunray finish; brushed, matt hands with fine Super-LumiNova insert for good night-time readability; hand-applied, satined figures and indices 
Classic date position at 3 o’clock
Flat and seamless calf leather strap with crocodile graining and strap changing system
Sporty versions: grey dial with blue accents, black dial with red accents; matching straps with contrasting stitching

Price
998,- €, 1.098,-€ (rose plated)

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