Generally, you’ll be able to inform rather a lot a couple of watch simply from the title alone. The Duneshore Shallows for example, is each bit as dramatic because the title implies, identical goes for the Orange Monster, and Gorilla Thunderbolt. The Netherlands primarily based model Aevig units an identical expectation with watches just like the Huldra, Valkyr, and Thor (which is, mockingly, a costume watch). Aevig is a model we’ve been following since 2014, and their first venture in 2022 is the launch of a GMT geared up Thule, or Thyïlea as labeled on the dial. So far as dramatic names go, this one doesn’t disappoint, however does the watch reside as much as the expectation?
The title, Thule, might conjure photographs of a legendary island within the far north, past the borders of this world, because the literal that means of the phrase implies. Nevertheless, the (much less frequent spelling) Thyïlea printed on the underside of the dial is solely meant to remind you that “it doesn’t matter what the objective is, it’s in regards to the journey.” That journey, on this case right here in the actual world, is to the late ‘60s, the place this watch takes inspiration from retro tv designs for its distinctive form. Okay, so it’s extra bell bottoms than borders to a brand new world, however a noble vacation spot nonetheless.