I saw this monster the other day when I was getting a bracelet.
Looks similar in term of the design.
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Spotted this new release: Laureato Absolute Titanium
I think they’ve got right. What do you think? Here are my justifications: 1) Grade 5 (not Grade 2) titanium 2) Symmetry of dial (date is at 6 o’clock) 3) Sandwich dial indices 4) Proprietary rubber strap with micro-adjusters 5) High water resistance for a...
Interesting release from GP
Can we say this is some kind of "time only RO Offshore" cousin? I like it and the dial seems quite elaborate. Rubber strap makes sense and keeps price acceptable. Solid execution anyways! Anyways, size makes it too large for me - 44mm and 14.7mm height
Yes indeed I fully agree
My wrist is too small for a 44mm. If they did a 40-42mm it will be goldilocks size for smaller wristed chaps like me. Not to forget, with these rubber straps, they arch out a little, making a 44mm even larger to wear.
Yes now that you’ve mentioned it
I cannot unsee it. Haha. They mentioned the blue version is selling at Wempe initially. I think the Germans have got larger bone structures, they can wear this size better. I’ll just wait for a smaller version of this. The value proposition is spot on for...
Ouch that hurts
but true indeed. Someone at GP must be crying now if they read your post
My thoughts are positive. But i have also questions. Is it a thick watch? How is the strap attachment?
Oh it’s quite thick
Almost as thick as a standard blackbay 41mm. Thickness is an important overlooked factor.
Overlooked factor. Personally, a watch haven’t be an Altiplano or Octo Finissimo. Ultra thin is not a preference for me, albeit a chunky watch which hobble on my wrist is not quite perfect. Let’s say, 14 mm is the maximum of the hight. 10mm is good.
I like the direction
...and that they are in titanium, though the size is unfortunately too large for me. Am still very happy with this one though 😉 ...
Mine is in fact the 38mm version as I have pretty small wrists…
Nice but too bulky
It is a monster indeed. I reckon one needs a larger wrist to wear this well.
Who celebrates 230th???
Seems a sign of anxiety trying to get more products out...they make nice watches and very reliable movements but unfortunately under appreciated.
Indeed, what u say is true
230 is a strange anniversary. They seem to be at a challenging cross-road now: 1) Branch into creating too many products that confuse and dilute the main line 2) Stay focused on tried and true products, keeping their product lineages pure I hope they keep...
Black Laureato Ti 230 inbound today
So I was originally interested in the 42mm 3-hand laureato, many flavors appeal to me, and stopped by Wempe in NYC to see in person. While there, the salesman showed me several of the absolute line and this Ti230 in black really appealed to me, in a very ...