From the very starting, Reservoir Watches has created a really robust identification for its watches. Most of them are impressed by dashboard devices, whether or not sourced from classic traditional automobiles, trendy supercars, submarines or aeroplanes (in addition to VU meters). Nonetheless, it’s not solely design as a result of the model has invested time in creating a really cool show with leaping hours and retrograde minutes – and with that, the inspiration grew to become rather more evident. A current instance of this design language was the Kanister mannequin, a watch impressed by the dashboard devices of the emblematic Porsche 356 Speedster. The mannequin is now again in black or silver, in a metal case (the primary editions have been titanium) on an identical bracelet.
Since its creation, Reservoir Watches has developed and upgraded pleasantly with small touches. First, the general design has been refined, and the watches are actually extra coherent and balanced. Second, as we’ll see later, the mechanics behind this cool show have additionally been up to date, bringing higher worth to the patron. A fantastic instance of this evolution was the Kanister assortment, a pair of watches unveiled final 12 months with a brand new case design, a brand new and extra refined dial and, as talked about, new mechanics. First offered in titanium with a silver or black dial, the gathering expands at this time with the Kanister 316 – a reputation that refers to the usage of 316L chrome steel for the case… and the bracelet.
In the beginning, these new fashions are fabricated from chrome steel. Second, the case is now not polished however now fully brushed for a extra discreet, barely sportier look. In comparison with early watches by the model, the Reservoir Kanister was additionally considerably extra compact and a bit extra restrained. The case right here measures 41.5mm in diameter and options shorter, slimmer lugs in addition to a greater integration of the bezel, which additionally occurs to be thinner – the primary fashions, as you may see right here, had a tall and extensive bezel, in addition to a 43mm case. That redesign work will be clearly appreciated on the wrist…
What hasn’t modified, nevertheless, are the dials. The Reservoir Kanister retains its cool design, strongly impressed by the sprint devices of the 356 Speedster – particularly its rev counter. Out there in silver with a monochromatic look, the black dial feels to me probably the most engaging, because of its use of contrasting colors that mimic the sectors discovered on the rev counter… The silver mannequin feels extra discreet – a query of style. The show is identical as different collections and depends on a mixture of retrograde minutes on a 240° arc, along with leaping hours in a big window at 6 o’clock. It’s complemented by an influence reserve gauge, as soon as once more impressed by the world of automobiles. The lengthy, skinny needle hand finishes the 356-inspired look.
Beneath the sapphire caseback is the calibre RSV-240, offered in 2022. The higher half is a proprietary show module designed by motion constructor Telos. Comprising 124 components, it has been barely redesigned to carry extra stability to the show. The primary evolution considerations the bottom motion. The show module was powered by an ETA 2824, which has been changed by a extra highly effective computerized base motion by La Joux-Perret, the calibre LJP-G100, with a 4Hz frequency and 56h energy reserve.
Final however not least, these Reservoir Kanister 316 watches can be found on a 5-link, brushed metal bracelet, and a leather-based strap can also be included within the presentation field. Now accessible and a part of the everlasting assortment, these new metal variations are priced at EUR 4,800 (incl. taxes) or USD 4,600 (excl. taxes). For extra particulars, please go to www.reservoir-watch.com.