Patrick wrote in regards to the Bia Rosie, a 38mm quartz dive watch meant for ladies. I instantly acknowledged it as one thing else.
The Bia Rosie and the TAG Heuer Aquaracer share rather a lot in widespread. The 18 sided rotating diver bezel, and stick indices that taper on the dial all remind me of the the TAG.
And to make certain, there are some variations between the quartz look ahead to $225, and the $1600ish TAG. The Bia Rosie is available in 38mm.
The TAG… used to return in 38mm, years in the past. These days, it is available in 27, 32, 35, and 41. And when you like a 38mm, which will instantly disqualify a contemporary TAG for you.
The fingers and indices on the TAG are diamond-cut and polished, the place for $225, your Bia Rosie doesn’t.
Taking one other cue from TAG, within the Nineteen Eighties, they made a dial with full lume, affectionately known as the “night time diver”. Bia Rosie makes their trendy interpretation with a full lume dial, too. To be honest, there are additionally trendy Aquaracers which have the total lume dial.
If you needed to get a 38mm TAG, however don’t wish to spend $1600, this may be one solution to get shut. If you needed to get an reasonably priced Aquaracer that appears the half from 5 ft away, the Bia Rosie is an effective alternative.
Is it stealing the design chops of TAG Heuer? The affect is clearly identifiable. Is it similar? No. The profile of the lugs, the fingers and dial particulars, and the Japanese as a substitute of Swiss motion make the distinction. But when you’re a 225-dollar-dive-watch as a substitute of a $1600 dive watch particular person, Bia Rosie would possibly make sense.