Monday, December 26, 2016

The Shit That Killed Elvis 2 / 12

I clearly do not know everything about everything.  I stumbled upon Horage back in September, and did not lay eyes or hands on one until a last minute visit to New York City in October.  And that is where I got to check out this little bijoux in person -

Courtesy of Horage
This is the ARRAY K1 39mm SS-WB

This is not a watch that I can easily quantify in terms of the usual criteria.  It is a bit of an horological outlier.  Not a big, huge name.  No big name ambassadors or partners.  But that would be obvious, and Horage is not in the business of being obvious.

Let's consider, this is a small-scale manufacture movement, offering something unique and special owing to the small numbers being made.  And yes, that is definitely cool.  But it goes deeper than that for me, because this was an emotional attraction.  I think the same way that I don't just head for the impressionists hall at the museum, I like to see some imagination.  And that is what grabbed me.  Yes, a classic shaped case, hours minutes and seconds, big date and with a power reserve.  And a lot of watch companies offer that as well.  But very few offer it in a transparent dial, allowing you to interact directly with the various functions of the watch.  A watch that satisfies the horological and whimsical sides of my personality at the same time ; )

And all of this for a very, very reasonable price - $2,300.  

Here are the pertinents -


Case: 316L , stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm
Movement: K1 automatic 60h power reserve
Functions: 3 hands , Big date , Power reserve indication
Rotor: Tungsten laser Matterhorn
Dial: applied index , luminous
Hands: diamond cut with luminous
Crystal: domed sapphire
Case Back: sapphire crystal
Crown: Stainless steel
Strap: Calf leather black , NATO strap
Buckle: Stainless , U-flex , Single fold
Water resistance: 100m
Sex: Unisex


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