The Solaris dial will really feel acquainted when you’ve seen the earlier DRZ03 Eclipse mannequin linked above, however there are many variations. The sense of continuity between fashions is one thing Direnzo appear to worth strongly, and the presence of the ‘sector’ ring right here is a type of connecting options. Seven completely different dial variants can be found, with date and no-date variations of black, blue and deep pink dials in extra to the extra restricted meteorite seen right here. The crisp white circle on the dial marks the change from a textured meteorite middle and an outer part with radial brushing on this model, however the different colorways will characteristic a extra strong color central space with a sunburst outer. Meteorite is at all times a visually fascinating materials to make use of in a watch dial. At its most subdued it provides texture, and at its boldest provides a silvery shine that may overwhelm any dial. For that motive, curbing the quantity of meteorite to only the central part might be smart.
Along with the dial partitioning, and the form and measurement of the utilized indices, the opposite acquainted feeling a part of the watch is the handset. The massive arrow-shaped hour hand is just like that of the DRZ03 however the excessive polish and crisp chamfers really feel a bit extra grown up. The minute hand mirrors that very same sharpness. The lume plot of the second hand emulates the trick I grew used to on my succession of Stowa Prodivers – following the circle round the entire dial after which completely masking the date window at six o’clock because it passes. One other good contact on this particular meteorite version is the date window printed on a pink background to loosely mirror the Direnzo brand above.
The interior rotating bezel, operated by the second crown, begins to show as quickly because it pops out when the crown is unscrewed. I did discover a small quantity of drift a few occasions as I screwed the bezel crown again in, so I’d pay shut consideration if you wish to time issues with nice accuracy. The bezel is barely graduated for the primary quarter-hour, with markings each 5 minutes for the rest of the circumference. The transition from open circle at quarter-hour, by way of to a circle with a dot at 30, then a stuffed circle at 45 minutes is sort of a refined differentiation. I like the thought, however it’s in all probability not one thing you’ll ever find yourself registering and with the ability to learn and not using a second thought.