Just a few months again (see that right here), we first informed you concerning the Shinola White Hurricane. As we famous then, this watch was a brand new model of the Shinola Black Blizzard (which we reviewed right here). Just because the Black Blizzard wasn’t really in reference to a snow blizzard, the Shinola White Hurricane doesn’t consult with a hurricane, at the very least not in how we usually consider them.
No, it’s as a substitute calling again to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 – a blizzard that had hurricane-force winds blended on it with it as effectively. I’ve been in some windy snow storms, however nothing like that, fortunately. Fittingly, then, the Shinola White Hurricane has a crisp white dial, calling to thoughts that fluffy (and lethal) white stuff. By going this route, it allowed Shinola to do one thing I’d not seen from them earlier than – a completely lumed dial.
I’ve skilled totally lumed dials earlier than, so I used to be quite trying ahead to seeing how the Shinola White Hurricane applied it. The dial itself glows in a cool aqua, whereas the bezel has inexperienced lume. The subdials themselves don’t glow, which I’m of two minds about. On one hand, you’re not more likely to be attempting to time one thing at midnight that you simply’d depend on the lume for. On the opposite hand, it wouldn’t harm to have much more of a light-weight present. What I’m positively not on the fence about is the lume on the palms. I used to be actually fairly stunned to see that it had the identical hue because the dial. Sure, the palms are outlined, so you may see them, however they’d be a lot simpler to select if that they had one other shade (maybe the inexperienced of the bezel) or have been as a substitute not lumed, so that they’d stand out in stark aid towards the glowing dial.
Past the bigger case dimension (48mm as a substitute of 42mm) and the luminous dial, the Shinola White Hurricane may be very a lot the identical because the Black Blizzard we reviewed just a few years again. I nonetheless don’t get bored with titanium instances and bracelets, for the way deceivingly gentle they make a watch. I had the Shinola White Hurricane on after I was again within the Detroit space for Thanksgiving, and members of the family have been fairly stunned at how gentle the massive watch was. In phrases of timing capabilities, we’ve nonetheless acquired the Ronda-based Argonite 5050 quartz chronograph because the engine. Want to time one thing? It’ll do it simply high-quality; we used it to time how lengthy we have been on the street.
In phrases of the basic Shinola design components, these are certainly there on the Shinola White Hurricane. You’ve acquired the wire lug look, thunderbolt-signed crown, and naturally the caseback “coin”. This is my favourite ingredient that seems throughout their designs (effectively, apart from the Detrola). This actually offers issues extra of an industrial really feel, like a bit of equipment that rolled out of a manufacturing unit with the badge proudly proclaiming who made it.
The Shinola White Hurricane is available in at $1,500, simply the identical because the Black Blizzard earlier than it. This places it up within the higher finish of the watches that the model affords, and should give some pause with regards to a quartz chronograph, I’ll admit. Fortunately for me, I’m not a lot of a chrono particular person, so it’s not a tricky choice for me. While the luminous dial is enjoyable, I’d nonetheless extra possible go for a Duck or Monster mannequin, if I have been doing a little buying. But hey, that’s simply me, and a part of the enjoyable with the Shinola catalog is the wide selection of fashions, and even shade choices inside fashions, that there are available. shinola.com
Details from Shinola
- CASE: Titanium, with double-domed sapphire crystal.
- DIAL: White with Super-LumiNova palms, Arabic numerals, and hour markers.
- FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date indicator, stopwatch operate with three subdials
- MOVEMENT: Argonite 5050 quartz motion with Swiss and different imported elements.
- WATCH STRAP: Titanium bracelet and Black rubber strap.
|CASE BACK PLATE||Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number|
|CASE THICKNESS||13.7 mm|
|DIAL COLOR DETAIL||White|
|BAND MATERIAL||Titanium Bracelet|
|STRAP LENGTH||120mm x 80mm|
|TOP RING PLATING||Titanium|
|TOP RING FINISH||Brushed|
|DEPTH RATING||20 ATM|
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