There are two highlights from Timex, the most recently announced at the end of last week and now revealed is the new Timex X Cara Barrett, a collaboration between the American watch brand and former Hodinkee Editor.
Apparently, this is a limited production without revealing the number of units produced. But let’s get to the point, the watch is presented in a 36mm steel case which comes with a polished finish, domed crystal, crown with a navy blue “Cabochan” and a solid case back engraved with the name of collaboration.
But it is the baby blue dial that is the star of this release, which comes with silver-applied Breguet numerals and three polished central hands. Enclosing the dial a minute scale printed in black drawn with discreet dots matching the brand’s lettering at 12 o’clock and the inscription “Mechanical” at 6 o’clock relative to the movement.
Inside and as indicated on the dial, a hand-wound movement brings the watch to life offering up to 40 hours of power reserve.
The watch is attached to a retro-style horizontal single-link steel bracelet with removable links for a better fit on the wrist.
Available from today in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers for €249.
The other novelty is the 1972 Timex World Time reissue.
We can say that it is almost faithful to the original, featuring a 39mm barrel-shaped steel case, black aluminium rotating bezel engraved with the same 24 cities as the original from 50 years ago.
The dial comes with a black centre, a grey ring with black printed hour markers, and a black chapter ring with a minute scale and beige luminescent inserts that also fill in the hour and minute hands. The dial is completed with a red centre seconds hand and a trapeze-shaped date window at 3 o’clock.
The watch comes with Quartz movement and is attached to a black leather strap.
The new Timex World Time 1972 Reissue can also be found at the brand’s points of sale for €169.
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