Dials apart the Dromo is a fairly restrained, even dressy, driver. The case measures 39mm at its widest, with lug to lug size proportionate to that at below 46mm. The thickness is the one measurement that doesn’t fairly match into the ‘modest’ class, however a major a part of that’s made up by the very tall field sapphire crystal. Certainly the vertical brushed midcase contributes solely 5mm to the entire top of 12.7mm. From the facet profile I additionally like the way in which the polished chamfers of the lugs move into the decrease a part of the bezel edge. This polished space, with matching space on the prime of the bezel edge, clearly reduces the quantity of grip accessible for working the 120 click on bezel. This selection of aesthetics over perform has negligible impact as I sit right here at my desk enjoying with the watches, however might nicely have a larger affect when water reduces friction additional.
The slender lugs, mixed with 20mm lug width, lend themselves to many choices aside from the bracelet that the Dromo comes fitted with. A wealthy leather-based enhances the dressy elements of the case, whereas a nato or single cross strap improve the toolish enchantment of a smaller dive watch. On the latter, the case thickness is much more obvious. The bracelet itself is maybe a slight let down on comparability to the case. The quick hyperlinks present pretty good articulation and luxury, although as a result of flatness of every hyperlink they do every replicate the sunshine at totally different angles.
Regardless of being absolutely brushed the disparate reflections spotlight the actual fact the bracelet is a mix of 20+ surfaces slightly than a flowing and unified piece of metal. Alcadus plan to improve the clasp on the ultimate mannequin, and though there’s nothing inherently mistaken with the one on the prototypes in entrance of me, an upgraded push button or flip-lock clasp would really feel like a greater match the watch as an entire.