Pompeak’s Debut Collection launched early 2019 and has since received a barrage of positive reviews, championing its exceptional style and build quality. The success of their most recent collection has taken this one step further.
At first glance you’ll be presented with a “devilishly dapper” (as the guys over at the Coolector put it) dress style watch. Each featuring an intricately detailed, midnight blue or classic black, dial and open-heart design, giving the watch a unique feel and allowing the wearer a glimpse into the beautiful beating heart of the automatic movement.
A mechanical movement is always an impressive feat of engineering, and the Japanese work horse 82S5 movement is no different. 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 42 hours support the self-winding feature.
The glass case back gives an even clearer view into the mechanics.
Behind the beautiful aesthetics, the latest release continues to deliver on durability: doubling the already admirable 50m water resistance of their Debut collection, while retaining premium features such as the scratch resistant sapphire glass and a highly polished 316L stainless steel case. For those who don’t know, this grade of steel is often found on diving equipment due to its serious strength and corrosion resistance.
A coating of Swiss Super LumiNova on the hands and batons ensures complete legibility, even in total darkness, and reminds us that this watch is nothing if not functional.
One of the most over looked parts of a watch is the straps. Many first time buyers will look at leather vs metallic, not realising the labyrinth of options beneath the headings. The Gentlemen’s collection offers a 5 tiered stainless steel bracelet or a choice of full grain leather straps.
Full grain leather is the real deal. While you may see ‘genuine leather’ printed on a lot of watch straps, the richness of full grain leather is unbeatable, and at this price point, a very understated detail. The interchangeable leather straps allow the wearer to switch between the original and mock-crock design in seconds. In keeping with the elegant watch design, all straps also have a butterfly clasp for that extra touch of class.
The Gentlemen’s collection was officially bought to life with the support of over 100 Kickstarter backers, and is now available for pre-order. For the full details on the Gentlemen’s Collection, head to pompeak.com
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