Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Earth Shattering News from Ernst Benz!

Yeah, just kidding ; )

When in doubt, grab a co-branding partner and swing 'em round!

Courtesy of Ernst Benz
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -
The Camaro Fifty Scope from Ernst Benz.

Now in fairness to a LOT of people out there, the Chevrolet Camaro is a very popular piece of automotive iconography.  And having been in on many a pitch meeting myself for co-branded watches, I have no doubt the argument was compelling.  

But truth be told, apart from a disturbing dial and a rather ghostly Chevy logo on the back, this is essentially just like every other Enrst Benz to pop out of the chute.  Which, by the way, is fine.   
Just don't tell me it's different, edgy or bold.  It is a stock watch with a different dial and an overlay print on the back crystal.  And in fairness, if that is what the buying public is after, then Godspeed.

And at the low, low price of $5,700?


So no, this one is not for me.  But as ever, here are the pertinents and judge for yourselves -


Limited to 50 Pieces

Automatic Valjoux 7750 Incabloc
Glucydur Balance
Nivarox Alloy Hairspring

Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds, Day and Date
Chronograph: Hours, Minutes and Central Seconds

47mm Titanium Steel
47mm Brushed Stainless Steel
47mm Black
DLC Brushed Stainless Steel
Crown: Knurled, double O-ring sealed Crystal: Domed sapphire glass with
Exhibition back with sapphire glass
Water Resistant: 5 Atmospheres - 50m/165ft 

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