The unique DTU from 1964 featured a hand winding ETA 2372 base caliber inside a slight 34mm case. It’s right here that the remaster deviates from the unique, rising to 39.5mm and swapping over to an computerized Sellita SW200 motion. These are two appreciable departures from the reasonably charming early references, however fortunately the general feel and appear of the watch has in any other case been preserved. Let’s name it a contemporary rendition of the DTU, as it will have been made had been it commissioned right this moment.
So the brand new DTU-2A/P has grown a bit, each in diameter and thickness, however at below 40mm it’s nonetheless completely manageable and inline with comparable choices from the likes of Hamilton. The transfer to an computerized motion is definitely welcome for comfort’s sake, but it surely does contribute to the 13mm thickness, which is lots for a time-only affair resembling this. An enormous chunk of that may be attributed to the extremely domed acrylic crystal, nevertheless. Given the opposite fashionable updates it’s odd to not see a sapphire unit right here, however doubtless retains the worth at a nice $595.