As a result of the sting of the bezel sits just about flush with the case (there’s no discernible overhang), I believe the Descente may truly put on smaller than its 39mm diameter. That’s fully tremendous by me, as I are likely to favor simpler sporting and extra discreet watches as of late, however should you’re searching for a chunky software with a ton of wrist presence, the Descent might be not for you.
Even when it hasn’t blown me away fully, there’s no denying that the Descent affords up one thing enjoyable within the dive watch area. Whereas Haim says they’re indebted to the designs of the previous, I believe the true connection to classic watches right here is the sensation you get if you discover one in a late night time eBay or WatchRecon search that doesn’t actually look fairly like something you’ve ever seen earlier than. The type of watch that generally will get reissued by a giant model that causes individuals like me to opine a few interval lengthy earlier than I used to be born, when watch designs have been slightly extra colourful, adventurous, and never almost so sterile. These are the watches which have actual appeal, a preciousness that comes from figuring out they have been uncommon birds, and that they don’t make them like they used to.
The Descent has a retail worth of $599.99, which I believe is honest contemplating the motion used, the construct high quality of the case, and the way in which the dial comes collectively. Along with my blue evaluation unit, additionally they make a Descent in black, which for my part is significantly much less visually attention-grabbing than the one you see right here. Extra info at Haim’s web site right here.