As you may think, we get all method of emails coming in, telling us about “superb” new manufacturers and watches popping out. Of the brand new manufacturers, it’s a low share that really seize our consideration. Recently, it was the John Robert Archetype that made it previous the interior spam filters.
What grabbed my eye, with the John Robert Archetype, is after all the linen dial that they’ve finished right here. This is one thing we actually don’t see as of late, and most famously seems on some older Seiko and Rolex fashions.
This kind of dial lends itself fairly properly to a considerably dressier piece, and that’s what the John Robert Archetype is. And in truth, it’s a little bit of a classic look, additional bolstered by the 38mm case. Frankly, apart from the date window, this watch appears prefer it’s straight out of the 60s or 70s.
Now, whether or not or not you want that, that’s your name. For me, I somewhat just like the look of the John Robert Archetype (notably within the blue dial type). I additionally like the truth that they’re planning on providing the watch with two totally different actions – a Swiss ETA quartz (for $489) or Sellita SW200 computerized (for $959). Other than verbiage on the dial (and an open or closed caseback) you’ll be able to’t even inform the distinction. So, the selection is yours. To signal as much as be notified when the pre-order opens, head over to johnrobertwristwatches.com.
Tech Specs from John Robert
|Model/Ref:||The Archetype (R1)|
|Functions:||Hours, minutes, seconds, date|
|Case materials:||316L chrome steel|
|Dimensions:|| – 38mm diameter (excluding crown)
– 12.4mm general thickness (Automatic)
– 11.4mm general thickness (HAQ)
|Crystal:||Box Sapphire crystal, multi-layer anti-reflective coating on inside|
|Caseback:|| – See-through sapphire crystal set into 316L chrome steel screw-down caseback (Automatic)
– Closed 316L chrome steel, John Robert protect (HAQ)
|Dial:||Linen (in white, blue or charcoal)|
|Lume:||Grade X1 Superluminova|
|Calibre:||– Sellita SW200 in high execution, 26 Jewels, Swiss Made, 28,800 vph (Automatic)
– ETA E64.111, 8 Jewels, gold-plated, Swiss Made 32,768 Hz (HAQ)
|Power reserve:||38 hours (Automatic) / 3 years (HAQ)|
|Water resistance:||10 bar|
|Strap:||Premium high quality leather-based strap with signed chrome steel tang buckle|