As its newest new launch of 2023, SevenFriday has created a colourful new mannequin that comes with plenty of Bauhaus-inspired design components. Primarily based upon the model’s signature TV-shaped case, the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch foregoes a conventional set of palms and, as a substitute, opts for a single rotating disc that’s liable for displaying the time. I not too long ago had the prospect to preview SevenFriday’s new T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” timepiece whereas in Geneva for Watches & Wonders final month, and though the brand new mannequin is hardly essentially the most sensible design from the model’s catalog, it simply could be one in every of my favorites.
Crafted from brushed and polished 316L stainless-steel, the case of the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch will probably be largely acquainted to those that have earlier expertise with the model’s T-Sequence fashions, providing a rounded sq. type that measures 45.6mm-wide by 45mm lug-to-lug. A signed crown full of vibrant blue lacquer sits on the aspect of the case on the 3 o’clock location, and because the T-Sequence isn’t the model’s line of sports activities watches, the case is thinner than lots of SevenFriday’s different fashions and water resistance for the brand new T1/08 “Bauhaus-Impressed” is available in at 30 meters to guard towards day by day incidental contact.
Identical to different current-production SevenFriday watches, the brand new T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch encompasses a screw-on caseback with an embedded NFC chip that permits house owners to easily scan their timepiece with their smartphone to be able to confirm its authenticity and monitor its possession standing by way of blockchain expertise. On the brand new SevenFriday T1/08, the polycarbonate panel within the caseback is adorned with a Bauhaus-inspired design that seems in the identical orange, blue, and yellow coloration profile that may be discovered all through the dial aspect of the watch.
The highest of the multi-component case on the SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch is fitted with a hardened mineral glass crystal, whereas the bezel surrounding it options inlays of white, orange, yellow, and blue Berlac lacquer. Though SevenFriday lists the “orange” coloration as “crimson” on its official web site, it really seems to be extra of a wealthy orange hue, and I believe orange really works higher with the general coloration profile of the watch. Personally, I’d have most well-liked to see a sapphire used for the crystal as a substitute of mineral glass, and on condition that SevenFriday does use sapphire crystals on lots of its different fashions (such because the PS3/01 “Jade Carbon” that I reviewed right here), it’s a bit unclear why sapphire wasn’t additionally used for the brand new T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch, particularly since sapphire crystals are more and more changing into the usual all through a lot of the watch trade.
Like many different SevenFriday watches, the “dial” of the brand new T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” timepiece isn’t a lot a dial (within the conventional sense of the phrase) as it’s extra of a colourful multi-layered show that primarily consists of the idea of a circle set inside the rounded sq. aperture of the case. Geometric shapes are printed in an identical shade of blue on the underside floor of the crystal at every of the corners to assist create a steadiness with the adverse house under them, whereas the partially open-worked heart part echoes the identical orange, blue, and yellow colours which can be current all through the remainder of the watch.
Relatively than having a conventional set of palms, the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch encompasses a single centrally-mounted disc that makes one full rotation each 12 hours (it basically takes the place of an everyday hour hand). Due to this fact, the time of day is learn by referencing the disc’s present place towards the triangular marker on the prime of the dial, and the disc itself is skeletonized with its numerals showing in a completely Bauhaus-themed typeface. Whereas colourful minute markings are printed in a smaller font between the big black hour numerals, this method remains to be solely able to offering a tough approximation of the time. That stated, the aim of the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 isn’t about making an attempt to realize a most quantity of precision or legibility, however reasonably about leaning into its enjoyable Bauhaus-inspired design and presenting the time in an uncommon format.
Powering the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch is the Seiko NH70 automated motion, which may be very a lot a recognized amount inside the trade and located inside numerous different watches. For the reason that NH70 is predicated upon the core structure of the ever-present Seiko NH35, it runs at a frequency of 21,600vph (3 Hz) whereas providing customers an influence reserve of roughly 40 hours. Moreover, because the Seiko NH70 is the skeletonized model of the NH35, its open-worked bridges lend themselves significantly properly to the multi-layered, partially skeletonized design of the SevenFriday T1/08, and resulting from the truth that the NH70 is of course a no-date motion, there isn’t any sort of “ghost place” whenever you pull out the crown to set the time.
Fitted to the lugs of the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch is a chrome steel bracelet that provides a flat three-link design with beveled edges and a butterfly-style folding clasp. All issues thought of, the bracelet is kind of strong, though the detachable hyperlinks are secured by pins (reasonably than screws), and the clasp itself doesn’t characteristic any sort of built-in extension system. That stated, the clasp is signed with the SevenFriday “F” brand, and the inside folding sections are adorned with perlage, which is a pleasant element that’s usually reserved for watches at increased worth factors. Moreover, whereas the bracelet presents an built-in total look with the case, that is actually solely as a result of lack of protruding lugs, and the bracelet on the SevenFriday T1/08 can simply be swapped out and changed by any of the opposite straps which can be suitable with its T-Sequence watches.
With an official retail worth of $1,264 USD, the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch is marginally dearer than different T-Sequence fashions, though that is seemingly resulting from the truth that it comes outfitted with a chrome steel bracelet reasonably a normal two-piece strap. Moreover, whereas I objectively benefit from the enjoyable and Bauhaus-inspired aesthetic of the brand new SevenFriday T1/08, the asking worth does really feel barely excessive for a watch with a mineral crystal that’s powered by a Seiko motion. That stated, SevenFriday watches aren’t about making an attempt to ship the utmost worth or specs for the cash, however reasonably about creating daring and strange designs that finally may be bought for comparatively attainable costs, and whereas the brand new SevenFriday T1/08 “Bauhaus Impressed” watch isn’t going to win any awards for its practicality or worth, it’s undeniably a ton of enjoyable to put on on the wrist. For extra data on the SevenFriday T1/08 Bauhaus Impressed watch, please go to the model’s web site.
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