ETA based. 40mm. Effortlessly retro. Just a few bucks over 3k USD with the mesh bracelet. That shade of blue on the GMT hand. Not a ltd anything.
What is not to like?
Some folks are saying it needs a date. I prefer it to have none. Although I don't see why they can't come out with a date version.
Some folks are saying there we go again with that vintage look. I really don't care. It's beautiful.
I've been secretly wanting to have something like those old Pateks/Rolex on mesh that I see on the likes of Goldberger but it is not easy to find something that's more accessible that's not trying too hard. Never easy to find one with just enough cred that won't break the bank.
I'm thinking this might be it. But I let it gestate for now.
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ETA based. 40mm. Effortlessly retro. Just a few bucks over 3k USD with the mesh bracelet. That shade of blue on the GMT hand. Not a ltd anything. What is not to like? Some folks are saying it needs a date. I prefer it to have none. Although I don\'t see w...
Seems like Blancpain will soon be competing against Timex. They should have left Minerva be Minerva.
Ah but that's a totally different look though..
Slowly digesting the other things that my go the opposite way with this watch. Minor niggles like the "Minerva" caseback design and perhaps the "Heritage Automatic" come to mind. But the major one might be the movement.. for most, an ETA-based (ETA clone?...
Not a bad looker
But perhaps in that price category will come up against some stiff competition, especially with ETA under the hood.... namely Tudor BB58...
I love it
Not this iteration with the baby blue but that watch hits the spot for dress watches
I for one applaud...
The decision to do dressier, rather than sportier pieces. There's enough of the latter out there anyway and I see little market need for more - even if their current popularity is high. And this is not at the price point, where everything in-house is cons...
1 on the price point/inhouse comment..
Context is everything with the inhouse/movement argument. I plan to drop by a MB boutique next week. Hopefully, they already have this on stock. I want to see how it sits and feels on the wrist.