Lets kick things off with this Swatch watch. As well as being affordable for everyone at just over £100, it’s one of the cheapest introductions to a chronograph automatic movement. The Japanese movement is tried and tested with good accuracy. This wont be this price for long.
Black is beautiful and its built-in black beauty puts this remarkable timepiece in a class of its own. The black leather alligator pattern strap and black stitching of this elegant Chrono Automatic make a perfect frame for the solid matt black plastic case. A polished stainless steel 316L ring holds a black crystal glass caseback with a double-disc window onto the fascinating mechanics of the automatic movement within. Crown chrono pushers and the bezel are fashioned of black brushed stainless steel 316L the bezel features an engraved white tachometric scale.A sapphire glass protects the black and sun brushed silver dial which is surrounded by a brushed silver flange with a fine black minute ring. Absent all numerals and hour markers the dial features a black-on-white date aperture at 3 oclock. The chrono and continuous seconds counters show black dials set off by a common sun brushed silver background with black indexes; the chrono counters (30-minute counter at 12 oclock 6-hour counter at 6 oclock) feature white and red numerals white indexes and red hands with min and H in white indicating minutes and hours respectively. The small seconds counter at 9 oclock shows white numerals and indexes and has a polished metal hand. A slim red central chrono seconds hand registers stop times and tie-shaped polished squelette metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights mark the time of day.
RRP £243, retailing on Amazon for £129.99. A further £20 off using discount code SUMMER20. Next cheapest price available UK delivered is £186.